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Apeksha Fernandes Becomes 1st Indian Woman to Reach WJS Championships Final

Apeksha Fernandes became the first Indian woman to make the Junior World finals by finishing eighth overall. Apeksha Fernandes sets a new national record with a time record of 2:18.18. She finished eighth in the women’s 200m butterfly finals by clocking 2:19.14 at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2022.

The previous National record was set in June 2022 at 2:18.39 which was set by Apeksha Fernandes. She has one of the fastest reaction times of 0.65s.

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In men’s 200m freestyle heats, Vedaant Madhavan was disqualified due to a false start. Sambhavv Rama Rao also did not qualify for the eight-man final, he finished 27th overall in 1:55:71. David Popovici from Romania has crowned the junior World champion in 200m freestyle. David Popovici earlier won the European Junior Championship, World Championship, and European Championship. His time record for getting gold was 1:46.18 creating a new championship record.

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