FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2022 : Apeksha Fernandes becomes first Indian woman to reach finals
Apeksha Fernandes has reached the final of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championship-2022, becoming the first Indian woman to do so.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- She achieved this feat in the women's 200m butterfly at the 8th edition of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2022 being held in Lima, Peru.
The only other Indian to qualify for the final at the World Juniors is Srihari Nataraja who finished sixth in the 50m backstroke in 2019.
In the heats, Fernandes finished fourth with a time of 2:18:18, and finished 8th overall to make her place in the final.
He set a new national record.
Earlier, the record stood at 2:18:39, which was set by Apeksha at the Junior Nationals held in June 2022.
In Junior Nationals, Maharashtra Local set five new national records (Best Indian Performance).
FINA World Junior Swimming Championships :
The 8th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships is being held from 30 August to 4 September 2022 at the Videna Aquatic Centre in Lima, Peru.
The competition is open to girls in the age group of 14 to 17 and boys between the ages of 15 and 18.
India's 17-year-old Vedant Madhavan is leading the Indian men's side in this year's championship, while 15-year-old Ridhima Veerendrakumar from Karnataka is leading the women's side.
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