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Swimmer Khade wins silver medal in 50m butterfly

July 13, 2009 22:22 IST

A day after winning the gold in the 50 metre freestyle category, India's Virdhawal Khade on Monday swam to a silver medal in the 50m butterfly event at the International Schwimmfest in Darmstadt, Germany.

The youngster clocked 24.28 seconds and missed out on the gold by a mere one-hundredths of a second. He also narrowly missed bettering his own national record of 24.25sec that he set at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.

On Sunday, Khade won the 50m freestyle event with a timing of 22.96sec.

The Indian swimming trio of Khade, Sejwal and J Agnishwar would now begin their final preparations for the World Swimming Championships in Rome, where the swimming events begin on July 26.

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