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Tokyo Paralympics: Swimmer Suyash Jadhav disqualified in 100m breaststroke for rule violation


Indian swimmer Suyash Jadhav was disqualified from the men’s 100m breaststroke SB7 final of the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics over a rule violation on Wednesday.

He was disqualified as he didn’t comply with World Para Swimming’s rule number 11.4.1, which states that “at any time prior to the first breaststroke kick after the start and after each turn, a single butterfly kick is permitted.”

The 27-year-old Jadhav, whose two hands were amputated below the elbow at the age of 11 due to electrocution, was found to have “performed more than one fly kick after the turn”.

He will next compete in the 50m butterfly S7 event on Friday. Jadhav, won a gold in Asian Para Games in 2018 along with two bronze medals and a silver in the 2016 German Swimming Championship, had missed out on his first event – the 200m individual medley SM7 – as he was suffering from cold and sore throat.

The gold in this event was won by Serrano Zarate CD of Columbia with a personal best timing of 1:12.01s.

The silver and bronze were bagged by Egor Efrosinina of Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) with a timing of 1:16.43s and Australia’’s Blake Cochrane, who clocked 1:16.97s respectively.

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