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India’s Jadhav Suyash Narayan misses final in men’s S7 50m freestyle in Rio by 0.91 seconds

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India’s Jadhav Suyash Narayan finished his first event in Rio, with a fifth place finish in his men’s S7 50m freestyle heat in a time of 31.58.  His time was the ninth best in the two heats, and 0.91 seconds too slow to qualify him for the event final. Suyash Narayan had a bad start to the race, entering the pool too early.   As this occurred before the starting signal was given, he was not disqualified


Suyash Narayan’s heat was won by Australia’s Matthew Levy in a time of 28.55 seconds. His race was a heat was a fast one, with Colombia’s Carlos Serrano Zarate posting a a time of 28.87 to finish second. The other heat in the men’s S7 50m freestyle event was won by China’s Jingang Wang in a time of 28.89 seconds.

The 22-year-old from Pune took up swimming when he was a 3-year-old, supported by is father who was a national level swimmer in India.  He made his international début for India in 2015 at the World Games in Sochi, Russia.    He is coached by Prasanta Karmakar.

Suyash Narayan has two other events on his Paralympic program in Rio, including the men’s 50m butterfly and the men’s S7 200m individual medley.

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Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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