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Tandon finishes 40th in 50m freestyle

Shikha Tandon's odyssey at Athens came to a tame end when she finished 40th in the premliminaries of the 50m freestyle swimming.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Athens
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2004 04:58 PM IST

Swimmer Shikha Tandon's odyssey at the 28th Olympic Games came to a tame end on Friday when she finished 40th in the premliminaries of the 50 m freestyle swimming event here.

Tandon, the lone Indian swimmer to qualify for the Olympics, could only clock a timing of 27.08 sec and finished sixth in Heat number 6.

The heat was won by Lara Heinz of Luxumberg, who clocked 26.35 seconds while defending champion and World Record holder Inge de Bruijen of The Netherlands recorded the best timing of 24.66.

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