Incheon: Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal stormed into the final of the men's 50m breaststroke after finishing atop Heat 2 of the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here Friday.
Sejwal finished with a time of 28.25 seconds, 0.33 ahead of China's Xiang Ma, who also qualified for the finals.
The 25-year-old Indian will start the finals, to be held later in the day, in the coveted lane 5.
Sejwal's qualifying time is the second fastest among the starters for the finals. Only Yasuhiro Koseki of Japan registered a faster time than the Indian, finishing his respective Heat in 27.92 seconds.
India is yet to win a medal in swimming at the Incheon Games.