Correct Answer : Option (B) - Apeksha Fernandes
India's "Apeksha Fernandes" has qualified for the World Junior Swimming Championships 2022 finals. She achieved the feat in the women's 200m Butterfly at the 8th edition of the meet taking place in Lima.
The other Indians to have qualified for the finals at the World Juniors include Srihari Nataraj who finished sixth in the 50m backstroke in 2019. The then-18-year-old broke the national record thrice in two days, bettering his own timings each time.
Back in 2008, Virdhawal Khade came 5th, 6th, and 7th in men's 50m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, and 100m Freestyle finals respectively at the world juniors.
In the heats, Fernandes placed fourth with a timing of 2:18:18
, and an overall 8th to earn her place in the final
. This timing, coincidentally, created a new national record. Earlier, the record stood at 2:18:39 which was created by Apeksha herself at the junior Nationals held in June 2022..Source : The Bridge