48TH JUNIOR NATIONAL AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022
- July 16-20, 2022
- Kalinga Stadium
- LCM (50 meters)
Apeksha Fernandes set a new Indian National Record on Saturday, July 16 swimming a 1:12.83 in the women’s 100 breaststroke.
Fernandes swam a 1:13.95 in prelims before swimming a 1:12.83 in finals to break the previous record of 1:14.42 that was set by Chahat Aurora back in October 2020. Fernandes won the event by almost four seconds as Saanvi S Rao was second in a 1:16.81.
Prior to today, Fernandes held a best time of 1:14.54 in the event after swimming that time in May 2022 while in France.
New National Record
👉Apeksha creates NR in 100m Breaststroke at Junior National championship
👉 Apeksha breaks NR two time today
👉 First she clocks 1:13.95 in heats and then improved it by a second in final with timing of 1:12.83
👉 Old National Record was 1:14.42 pic.twitter.com/Sc0h0NMaTd
— Sports India (@SportsIndia3) July 16, 2022
This was Fernandes’ second national record ever as she set the Indian National record in the SCM (25 meters) 200 breaststroke with a 2:38.05 back in December 2019 at the South Asian Games.
The meet is serving as a selection for the next Indian Youth Games. It also helps identify swimmers that could potentially swim for India at the 2024 Paris Olympics.