Sajan Prakash, Kerala inspector representing India at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics

Sajan Prakash is one of India's first-ever entry to Olympics with 'A' qualification in swimming. That success can't come across his life easily. Prakash is now preparing to win awards for India. 

On June 26, 2021,Sajan Prakash wrote a history, as he became the first Indian swimmer to reach the qualification mark 'A'. And he booked a berth in the Tokyo Olympics. 27-year-old Sajan Prakash says that " I had worked very hard for this moment. I have set a target and I achieved it. There are many people who are giving me support and are able to achieve this. I'm glad to have them and I didn't let them down" Said by him. 

Sajan Prakash catches a breather in Italy, where he clocked 1: 56: 38 seconds in the men's 200m butterfly event at the sette Colli trophy in Rome. 

Sajan Prakash is a Kerala boy, born in Idukki, he is also an inspector in Kerala Police. He reveals how he gave up on the Olympics after a neck injury " I was frustrated because I was in pain. When that happens we athletes go through emotions. I believe that our body is a temple. Many people surrounding us supported us very well. And only because of them I could get past my pain, ``he said. 

Asking the question, since the Tokyo Olympics will be your second appearance at the Olympic Games, does the pressure feel familiar?  He replies that whether it is an Olympics or any other. I Will be nervous at every test. I'm not going to pretend myself as a fearless man. But sportspersons have to adapt themselves in any pretending situations also".

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