India’s Srihari Nataraj on Friday created history by reaching the final of men’s 100m backstroke at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Taking part in the second semi-final, Nataraj finished fourth after clocking 54.55.
Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to Janta Ka Reporter, Nataraj had said, “I’m sure I have quite a bit left for the semis. So, I’m quite hopeful for the semis.”
When told by Rifat Jawaid that India was not known to be a powerhouse in swimming, Nataraj had said, “I’m here to change that for sure. We have a good team. We have a lot of upcoming kids. For sure, it’s going to change.”
Nataraj had urged Indians to cheer for him in the semi-final.