Tokyo Paralympics: Prachi Yadav as qualified for the canoe sprint semifinals.© Twitter
India’s Prachi Yadav on Thursday qualified for the semifinals of canoe sprint event in women’s Va’a single 200m at the Tokyo Paralympics. The 26-year-old from Bhopal recorded a time of one minute, 11.098 seconds – 13.014 seconds behind leader Great Britain’s Emma Wiggs (58.084s) in class VL2 heat 1 at the Sea Forest Waterway. The semifinal will be held on Friday. Yadav, who has paralysis below her waist, has competed in Para swimming at the national level as well but took up canoeing on the recommendation of her coach Virender Kumar.
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