FINA World Swimming Championships 2022: Chahat Arora sets national record in 100m breaststroke

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FINA World Swimming Championships 2022

In Swimming, Indian swimmer Chahat Arora set a national record in the women's 100-metre breaststroke at the FINA World Swimming Championships 2022 in Melbourne, Australia on 14 December.

Important facts

  • Chahat Arora completed the 100-metre breaststroke race in 1 minute, 13.13 seconds.

  • Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte, topped the overall heats in 1 minute, 3.81 seconds, which was 9.32 seconds quicker than Chahat Arora.

  • The 19-year-old Lara Van Niekerk of South Africa came second in 1 minute 3.93 seconds, while Lilly King of the USA came third in 1 minute 3.94 seconds.

  • Chahat will participate in the women's 50m breaststroke event on 17 December. Siva Sridhar will compete in the 100-metre individual medley on 15 December. 

  • The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2022, the 16th edition of the competition, will conclude on 18 December. 

  • The Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) is the world governing body for aquatic sports such as swimming, diving, waterpolo, synchronised and open water swimming. 

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