: M. Arvind maintained his excellent form in the State short-course swimming championships, setting a third new record at the meet on Wednesday. Arvind clocked 31.03s in the Group I boys’ 50m breaststroke to erase Aditya Roshan’s mark of 31.36 from four years ago.
He also won the 200m breaststroke to claim his fourth individual gold of the event.
On Tuesday, the BAC swimmer had established new marks in the 100m breaststroke and the 400m IM.
Important results (winners only) :
Boys: Group I : 200m freestyle : Mitesh Kunte (BAC) 2:01.89s; 200m butterfly : Mitesh Kunte (BAC) 2:09.99; 50m breaststroke : M. Arvind (BAC) 31.03, NMR (Old: 31.36, Aditya Roshan, 2008); 200m breaststroke : M. Arvind (BAC) 2:29.34; 200m backstroke : S.V. Sumukh (BAC) 2:29.76. Group II: 50m freestyle : Aditya Satpute (ABBA) 27.96s; 100m breaststroke : S.P. Likith (BAC) 1:10.4; 200m butterfly : M. Avinash (BAC) 2:21.57. Group III: 50m freestyle : D. Manav (GSC) 28.72s; 200m freestyle : Hemanth Jenukal (GSC) 2:14.61; 200m IM : Hemanth Jenukal (GSC) 2:28.23, NMR (Old: 2:29.52, N.S. Abhiram, 2000). Group IV : 25m freestyle : C.J. Sanjay (Dolphin) 14.69s; 50m freestyle : C.J. Sanjay (Dolphin) 30.00, NMR (Old: 30.71, L. Shreyas, 2005).
Girls: Group I: 200m freestyle : R. Keerthana (BAC) 2:30.24s; 200m backstroke : Tulasi Haritsa (BAC) 2:31.75, NMR (Old: 2:32.48, Sameeksha Alva, 2007). Group II: 50m freestyle : V. Malavika (NAC) 28.28s; 400m freestyle : V. Malavika (NAC) 4:38.57, NMR (Old: 4:45.78, Pratima Kollali, 2008); 100m breaststroke : Deeksha Ramesh (GSC) 1:25.81; 200m butterfly : Damini Gowda (BAC) 2:31.30. Group III : 50m freestyle : S.V. Nikitha (BAC) 31.83s; 200m freestyle : S.V. Nikitha (BAC) 2:30.50; 100m breaststroke : Shriya Bhat (BAC) 1:25.10. Group IV : 50m freestyle : Vaania Kapoor Achutan (BAC) 31.86s; 50m breaststroke : Vaania Kapoor Achutan (BAC) 39.80. — Sports Reporter