On a day when Maharashtra dominated proceedings, V. Malavika brought the home state its only individual gold with a spectacular record-breaking performance in the girls' 50m freestyle event at the 27th Sub-junior National Aquatic Championships at the BAC pool here on Tuesday.
Malavika, who bettered Rujuta Bhatt's record from 2008 in the morning's heats, improved on it in the finals to finish in a time of 29.71 seconds. Monique Gandhi of Maharashtra set a new record for the second straight day, this time in the 100m breaststroke (Group III).
Sherlyn Meghna Devadasan of Tamil Nadu too broke her second record of the meet, in the girls' 200m medley (Group III), to erase Kanchi Desai's five year-old record.
The results: Swimming: Boys. Group III: 100m breaststroke: 1. Viraj Prabhu (Mah), 1:18.90s; 2. S.P. Likhith (Kar), 1:20.72; 3. Deep Shaw (WB), 1:22.97. 200m ind. medley: 1. Jason Smith (Mah), 2:38.80; 2. M. Kireety (AP), 2:42.55; 3. C. Ruban Kumar (TN), 2:48.80. Group IV: 50m butterfly: 1. Ritish Mavle (Mah), 33.86; 2. Siddharth Gada (Mah), 34.52; 3. S. Danush (TN), 35.29.
4x50m med. relay: 1. Karnataka (S. Siva, Roshan Uday, Sri Hari, Karan Raju), 2:28.53; 2. Tamil Nadu (V.S. Gokulnath, S. Abishake, S. Danush, Bruhu Adithya Balaji), 2:28.92; 3. Maharashtra (Siddharth Gada, Albin Alex, Ritish Mavle, Aryan Makhija), 2:30.00.
Girls: Group III: 50m freestyle: 1. V. Malavika (Kar), 29.71, NMR (Bettered national record in heats, 30.25), Old: Rujuta Bhatt, Mah, 30.26; 2. A.V. Jayaveena (TN), 30.16, BMR; 3. Trisha Bhimani (Mah), 30.55.
100m breaststroke: 1. Monique Gandhi (Mah), 1:23.99, NMR, Old: Gauri Desai, Mah, 1:25.25; 2. A.V. Jayaveena (TN), 1:25.79; 3. Aakanksha Vora (Mah), 1:27.08. 200m ind. medley: 1. Sherlyn Meghna Devadason (TN), 2:38.71, NMR, Old: Kanchi Desai, Mah, 2:40.36; 2. Aakanksha Vora (Mah), 2:43.42; 3. Charu Hamsini (Kar), 2:53.71.
Group IV: 50m butterfly: 1. Sakshi Bhalgat (Mah), 36.98; 2. Pranjal Tathwade (Mah), 37.08; 3. U.S. Uthare (Kar), 37.33. 4x50m medley relay: 1. Maharashtra (Sakshi Bhalgat, Arya Rajgura, Pranjal Tathwade, Vanshika Shah), 2:38.22; 2. Karnataka (Manasi Herekar, T. Preethi, U.S. Uthare, Akshata Desai), 2:40.98; 3. Tamil Nadu (P.M. Abishiktha, Sanskriti Srinivasan, Sharon Mary Cherian, Kaavya Shri), 2:43.63.
Diving: Boys: Group I: High Board: 1. Puskar Meitei (SSCB), 373.15 pts; 2. Abhishek Tiwari (UP), 304.95; 3. Ketan Shinde (Mah), 250.60. Group II: 3m springboard: 1. Malemnganba (SSCB), 301.50; 2. Himanshu Soni (SSCB), 287.85; 3. D. Ajay (TN), 225.30. Group III: 3m springboard: 1. Siddharth Pardeshi (SSCB), 251.10; 2. Aditya Giram (Mah), 231.20; 3. Sandeep Das (Bih), 222.25.
Girls: Group I: Highboard: 1. Deepti Panwar (Del), 306.45; 2. Jagruti Satarkar (Mah), 230.45; 3. Tanuka Dhara (WB), 194.80. Group III: 3m springboard: 1. Vineeta Ravi Kumar (Kar), 152.60; 2. Aboli Sangave (Mah), 143.90; 3. Genevieve D' Costa (Goa), 141.85.
Keywords: National Aquatic Championships