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Paralympian Gayakwad finishes 7th in World C'ships

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad has finished seventh in the 100m breastroke finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada.

Sharath, sporting the Speedo Fastskin 3 Racing System, clocked a time of 1:18.81 minutes at the event.

"Though this was not my best performance, I am happy with the fact that in spite of being tired I was able to hold my pace, perform well and finish better," Gaekwad said.

At the event, World Record holder, Ukranian Andriy Kalyna won the gold medal after clocking a speed of 1:07.05 minutes. Austrian Andreas Onea won silver and Krzysztof Paterka from Poland settled for the bronze. Their timings were 1:12.99 minutes and 1:14.56 minutes respectively.

Gaekwad will be next seen in the 100m butterfly.

"I will give it my all and hope my performance takes me to the finals and I win a medal at the event," he said.

First Published: Fri, August 16 2013. 14:23 IST