Nationals: Srihari takes center stage on day 4, receives 2 gold medals

BHOPAL: teenage feeling Srihari Nataraj He won the 100-meter freestyle men's title before improving his own national record to win gold at the 50-meter back event of the 73rd Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship on Tuesday.

Day 4 witnessed the breaking of four national records in nine categories: seven individual events and two team events.

The swimmer of Karnataka, Srihari, created a national record by finishing with a time of 25.58 seconds to secure gold in the men's 50 meters back event. Rakshith Shetty and PS Madhu finished second and third respectively.

In the 100-meter freestyle event, Srihari, 18 (50.59) turned his silver last year into gold by putting AS Anand (51.49) of SSCB. Vinay Saharan (also from SSCB) won the bronze medal.

From Delhi Kushagra Rawat broke the men's 800 meter freestyle record, marking 8: 09.47. Soumyajit Sahaa and Sushrut Kapse of Railways arrived in second and third place respectively.

The freestyle saw for women of 200 meters Shivani Kataria de Haryana improved his own record to win the gold medal. Kenisha Gupta of Mahrashtra and Khushi Dinesh of Karnataka finished second and third respectively.

The last record of the day was broken in the 4x50m mixed event. The Mahrashtra team, composed of Mihir Ambre, Kenisha Gupta and the husband-wife duo of Rujuta and Virdhawal Khade, comfortably won the event to obtain the gold medal with the time of 1: 39.69.

Showing his great talent, Maharashtra overcame the challenge of the RSPB team, which won the silver, while Karnataka claimed the bronze with a time of 1: 41.92.

Results:



Mens: 800m Freestyle: Kushagra Rawat (Delhi) 8: 09.47 (NMR); Soumyajit Saha (RSPB) 8: 32.01; Sushrut Kapse (RSPB) 8: 33.58

100m butterfly: Sajan Prakash (Police) 54.25, Mihir Ambre (Maharashtra) 54.38; Supriya Mondal (RSPB) 54.47

50m back: Shrihari Nataraj (Karnataka) 25.58 (NMR); Rakshith Shetty (Karnataka) 26.73; MADHU P S (SSCB) 27.02

100m freestyle: Shrihari Nataraj (Karnataka) 50.59; Anand AS (SSCB) 51.49; Vinay Saharan (SSCB) 52.87.

Woman: 200m Freestyle: Shivani Kataria (Haryana) 2: 05.80 (NMR); Kenisha Gupta (Mahrashtra) 2: 07.94; Khushi Dinesh (Karnataka) 2: 10.49

100m butterfly: Divya Satija (Haryana) 1: 04.38; Apeksha Fernandes (Maharashtra) 1: 05.53; Nina Venkatesh (Karnataka) 1: 05.98.

50m back: Maana Patel (Gujarat) 30.39, Jyotsna Pansare (Maharashtra) 30.82; Ridhima Veerendra Kumar (Karnataka) 30.87

4 x 200 m freestyle: Karnataka (Damini K Gowda, Suvana C Baskar, Smruthi Mahalingam, Khushi Dinesh) 9: 04.86; Maharashtra (Yuga Birnale, Siyaa Shetty, Sadhvi Dhuri, Rutuja Talegaonkar) 9: 08.51; Tamil Nadu (Swarna K Harith, Meenakshi V K R, Shakthi B, Bhavika Dugar) 9: 04.86.

4x50m mixed freestyle: Mahrashtra (Mihir Ambre, Kenisha Gupta, Rujuta Khade, Virdhawal Khade) 1: 39.69 (NMR); RSPB (Aaron D'Souza Avantika Chavan Aditi Dhumatkar Viraj Prabhu) 1: 41.83; Karnataka (Likith S P Deeksha Ramesh Smruthi Mahalingam Shrihari Nataraj) 1: 41.92.

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