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IPC Worlds: Paralympian Kalyna swims to gold; India's Gayakwad content at 7th

August 16, 2013 15:10 IST

Paralympic swimmer and World Record holder, Ukranian Andriy Kalyna won the gold medal after clocking a speed of 1:07.05 minutes at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada on Wednesday.

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.

Medal winners for the Men's 100m Breaststroke SB8 final (left to right) Andreas Onea of Austria (Silver), Andriy Kalyna of Ukraine (Gold) and Krysztof Paterka (Bronze) pose with their medals during IPC Swimming World Championships at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on WednesdayIndia’s Sharath Gayakwad finished seventh in the 100m breaststroke final.

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.

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.

Photograph: Charles Laberge/Getty Images

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