History Created on Day 2 of 72nd Glenmark Senior NAC 2018

Courtesy: Swimming Federation of India

The ageless wonder Richa Mishra created history by becoming the first Indian female swimmer to break the 5 minute barrier in the 400 IM for women clocking a time of 04:59.17. She broke her own nine year old national record of 05:02.86 set at Trivandrum. Sayani Ghosh of Bengal came a distant second with a time of 05:20.59 while B Shakthi of Tamil Nadu edged past Firdoush Khayamkhani of Rajasthan to win bronze with a time of 05:21.64.

The 200 m Breaststroke also saw history being made as Saloni Dalal of Karnataka clocked the best time by an Indian female swimmer. Saloni swam a wonderful back half to beat the challenge posed by Kareena Shankta of SFI to win gold at 02:41.88. Kareena won silver with a time of 02:44.85 while Harshita Jayaram of Karnataka swimming in the outside lane won bronze with a time of 02:46.35.

Wonder boy Shrihari Nataraj of Karnataka broke his own record twice once in the heats and then in the finals. He also recorded a best performance by an Indian in the 50m backstroke winning gold with a new national record with a time of 00:26.18. Srihari dominated the race from the start establishing his credentials as one of India’s best backstroke swimmers. Madhu P S of Services won the silver with a time of 00:26.69 while Vedant Seth of Haryana won bronze with a time of 00:27.37.

The relay quartet of team SFI not only clinched a double gold but also created a best Indian performance in the 4 X100 m medley relay after winning the 4 X 100 m freestyle relay yesterday. Team SFI represented by Yuga Birnale , Kareena Shankta, Trisha Kharkhanis and Kenisha Gupta won gold with a time of 04:29.81 creating a National record. Team Karnataka won silver with a time of 04:33.92 while team Railways won bronze with a time of 04:34.47.

Advait Page of Madhya Pradesh who clocked the best ever time for an Indian swimmer in Singapore in June warded off a strong threat from SFI’s Aryan Makhija to win the gruelling 1500 m Freestyle event with a time of 15:42.67 setting a new national record in the process. Aryan Makhija also achieved a better meet record with a time of 15:43.06 while Delhi and SAI GAF swimmer Khushagra Rawat continued his fine form to win bronze with a time of 15:57.87.

Sandeep Sejwal showcased his superiority in the breast stroke events leading from start to finish to win the 200 m breaststroke for men with a time of 02:15.76. S Danush from Tamil Nadu swam a wonderful race to finish second with a time of 02:19.32 while S Arun of Services won bronze clocking 02:20.39

Manna Patel from Gujarat who trains at GAF Mumbai lived up to her top billing by leading all the way to win the 50 m backstroke for women with a time of 00:30.11. Suvana C Bhaskar of Karnataka won silver with a time of 00:30.87 while Nivya Raja on Tamil Nadu claimed bronze clocking 00:31.50

The race to determine the fastest swimmer of the meet the 50 m freestyle had a star-studded field with both experienced campaigners and juniors gunning for the top honors. Reigning Champion Virdhawal Khade of SFI showed his class to retain the title clocking a time 00:22.80. Aaron Dsouza of Railways sneaked past young Neel Roy of SFI to win silver with a time of 00:23.52 while Neel clocked 00:23.55  to claim bronze.

The last race of the day saw team Karnataka thwart an extremely spirited challenge from team Services in the last leg of the 4 X 100 m medley relay. Team Karnataka represented by Srihari Nataraj, Likhith S P , Avinash Mani and Rahul M won gold with a time of 03:51.04 while team Services beat early leaders team Delhi to win silver with a time of 03:51.75 while Delhi had to settle for bronze with a time of 03:51.85.

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Sanuj Srivastava

Sanuj Srivastava born on January 19th, 1996 in INDIA. He started to love Water at the age of 13 and his friends named him "Gold fish", He graduated in Bachelor of science in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 2016. He is a passionate learner and a student who also happens …

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