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Record damaged on first day of Junior National Aquatic Championships

Karnataka’s Sambhav R broke Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraja’s file in 200m freestyle as he secured three extra nationwide factors on the primary day of the Sub-Junior and Junior National Aquatic Championships right here on Tuesday.

Sambhav clocked 1:53.41sec to rewrite Natraj’s three-year-old file of 1:53.54sec within the 200m freestyle for Group I boys.

Karnataka’s Anish S Gowda completed second with a timing of 1:53.54s whereas Maharashtra’s Vedant Madhavan (1:55.93) received the bronze medal.

One of essentially the most thrilling races of the day was the 200m particular person medley for Group 1 boys, which was carefully contested between Swadesh Mandal of Bengal and Shon Ganguly of Karnataka.

Where Shoan was forward after the primary 50m, because the butterfly is his favourite occasion, Mandal caught the backstroke leg and took the lead within the third 50m swim breaststroke.

Although Shoan put in an incredible effort within the closing 50m freestyle swim, Mandal completed first with a time of two:08.88 and Shoan received the silver medal with a time of two:09.05.

Both the swimmers did properly inside the nationwide file time of two:10.26 set by Neil Roy of Maharashtra in 2018.

In the 200m freestyle for Group III ladies, Karnataka’s Dhinidhi Desingu broke the 11-year-old nationwide file (set in 2010) of two:17.52 held by Monique Gandhi of Maharashtra.

Dhinidhi received the gold with a timing of two:14.94, Maharashtra’s Aditi Hegde took the silver with a timing of two:23.93 and Tamil Nadu’s Shakti Eshwar Prasad took the bronze with a timing of two:24.77.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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