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Paralympian Sharath Gayakwad finishes 7th in World Championships

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First published: August 16, 2013, 2:33 PM IST | Updated: August 16, 2013
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Paralympian Sharath Gayakwad finishes 7th in World Championships
Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad has finished seventh in the 100m breastroke finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal.

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.

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