Men's 1500m freestyle
Gagan AP Ulalmath
This swimmer from Karnataka [ Images ] was granted an Olympic berth when FINA sprung a surprise by choosing him in the men's 1,500m freestyle under the 'Universality' quota.
His personal best in the event is 15:59.33 secs, set at the AASF Age Group Championships in Palembang, Indonesia, in 2011.
Gagan, however, says that destiny has given him a chance to chase a piece of history.
Though Gagan did not achieven any qualification standard, Viradhwal Khade, Sandeep Sejwal, Aaron D'Souza and Saurabh Sangvekar all had Olympic selection timing.
Under the 'Universality' quota, participation in the World Championships is a must and Gagan had taken part in the 800m freestyle in that event in Shanghai in July last year which ensured his qualification. He had clocked 8:21.23s there.
Won six gold medals for Karnataka in Nationla Games in 2007.
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