Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade just missed out on a bronze medal as his timing of 22.47 seconds was 0.01 seconds behind the Japanese Shunichi Nakao in the Men’s 50m freestyle final at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday.
His timing of 22.47 seconds was 0.04 seconds slower than what he recorded in the heats – 22.43 seconds.
Khade, who won a bronze at the Guangzhou Games in 2010, faced stiff competition from Japan’s Shunichi Nakao (22.62) in the semi-finals as well but emerged the fastest in the eight-man heat 5.
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