FINA World Swimming Championships: Siva Sridhar breaks national record in 200m medley
Siva clocked 1:59.80s to finish first in heat 1 at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. However, he was a distant 30th across five heats, which had 38 competitors. Notably, only the top eight made the cut for the final. South Africa's Matthew Sates won the championship in 1:50.15s with USA's Carson Foster (1:50.96) and Canada's Finlay Knox (1:51.04) winning silver and bronze, respectively.
Budapest to host Swimming World Championships in June
Hungary already hosted the FINA World Championships in 2017. The agreement on hosting the world event ensures athletes have a global aquatics championship to target in the summer of 2022, FINA said. "We know we need to be imaginative in our approach in navigating through the current health crisis for our athletes. Today's agreement is a testament to this work," Al-Musallam was quoted as saying by FINA.
Karnataka swimmer Ridhima sets pool ablaze; breaks 7-year record of Olympian Maana Patel
Ridhima launched into the race with a powerful start and held on to a good lead all through the race. She was unmatched in the event with the second-place finisher Shalini R Dixit also of Karnataka touching the pads at 1:08.63 while the third place was taken by Sri Nitya Sagi of Telangana with a time of 1:10.14 seconds at the Basavangudi Aquatic Centre (BAC) in Bengaluru.