Mysuru: Nine new records tumbled on Day-1 of the Karnataka State Sub-Junior and Junior Aquatic Championships- 2018 conducted by the Mysore District Swimming Association (MDSA) at the University swimming pool here on Thursday.
Srihari Natraj shines
State and National record holder in Group I boys section, Srihari Natraj, set the pool on fire with a sterling performance in boys 100m backstroke event when he created a new meet record with a timing of 57.04s — thus bettering his own National record (57.33s-2017) and State record of 57.85s set in 2017.
Speaking to SOM, Srihari Natraj of Swimming Research Centre, Bengaluru, said that he expected to go 1.2s better, but an error prevented him for achieving the feat. He said that his aim is to do well in the forthcoming junior nationals and also perform well in the Asian Games and Youth Olympics.
Rachana sets new record
In the girls Group II breaststroke event, Rachana S. R. Rao of Mangala Swimming Club, Mangaluru, created a new meet record by winning the gold with a timing of 1:15.95s. She erased the previous national mark set by Aaliyah Singh (UP-1:17.76s) in the heats in the morning session with a timing of 1:16.03s and bettered it in the final.
Speaking to SOM, Rachana, a 9th standard student of Ramakrishna School, Mangaluru, said “I did not expect to perform so well by creating a National record; good pace set by the competitors in lane three and two helped me increase my speed and emerge victor with a record timing.”
Seven other records were broken by Mohit Venkatesh (Group I boys – 1500m Freestyle), Tanish George Mathew (Group I boys – 200m Butterfly), Suvana C. Baskar (Group I girls – 100m backstroke), Nina Venkatesh (Group II – 100m Backstroke), BSRC ‘A’- Boys Group II, 4x100m Medley. Dolphin Aquatics and in the Girls Group II 4x100m Medley relay.
Results (Winners only)
Boys: Group I
1500m Freestyle: Mohit Venkatesh (BAC – State record- 16:43.48s- Old – Saurabh Sangvekar- BAC- 16:48.06s-2011), 100m Breaststroke: P. Kushal (BSRC-1:10.40), 200m Butterfly – Tanish George Mathew (NMR-2:05.59s-BSRC, Old- 2:06.50-Aaron D’Souza, BAC, 2007), 100m backstroke: Srihari Natraj (NMR-57.04s, BSRC, Old-57.85-self, 2017, bettered NR-57.33-2017), Boys 4x100m Freestyle relay: 1. BSRC ‘A’ (NMR- 3:41.30s – Tanish George Mathew, P. Kaushal, Prasidha A Krishna & Srihari Natraj – old 3:48.11-BAC-2013).
800m Freestyle: Kapil B. Shetty (Dolphin Aquatics-8:55.26), 100m Breaststroke: R.Harsha (BSRC-1:11.69), 200m Butterfly: Utkarsh S. Patil (BAC-2:21.04), 100m Backstroke: Purvaank Ramesh (BSRC-1:05.46), 4x100m Medley relay: BSRC’A’-NMR-4:21.28s, old 4:22.21s- Dolphin Aquatics-2006).
200m Freestyle: S. Vishwanathan (Pooja Aquatic centre-2:18.89), 100m Butterfly: S. Dhanush (Vijayanagar Aquatic centre, 1:09.53), 4x50m Freestyle: BAC ‘A’: 2:05.32,
100m Freestyle: R.Navaneeth Gowda (Dolphin Aquatics-1:08.91), 50m backstroke: Tanay Suresh (Vijayanagar Aquatic Centre-36.93).
1500m Freestyle: Khushi Dinesh (BAC-18:18.59), 100m Breaststroke: Saloni Dalal (BAC-1:17.89), 200m Butterfly: G Saachi (BAC-2:30.86), 100m Backstroke: Suvana C. Baskar (NMR-1:08.50-Dolphin Aquatics-Old, K. Harishree J. Rai, 1:09.00, Global, 2014), 4x100m Freestyle: BAC ‘A’-4:18.36).
800m Freestyle: Divya Ghosh (BSRC-9:59.13), 100m Breaststroke: Rachana S. R. Rao (Mangala Swimming Club-1:15.95s, Old-NR-Aaliyah Singh (UP-1:17.76-2016) & State Record; Saloni Dalal (2015-1:19.58), 200m Butterfly: Anvesha Girish (Vijayanagar Aquatic Centre,2:32.93), 100m Backstroke: Nina Venkatesh (Dolphin Aquatics-NMR-1:07.32, old-Suvarna C. Baskar-1:10.56-2017), 4x100m Medley: Dolphin Aquatics-NMR-4:52.44, old-4:54.01-BAC-2016).
200m Freestyle: Srishti Satishwar (BAC-2:26.76), 100m Butterfly: Rishika U. Mangala (Vijayanagar Aquatic Centre-1:11.79), 4x50m Freestyle: BAC ‘A’-2:06.78).
100m Freestyle: Vihitha Nayana (Pooja Aquatic Centre-1:12.78), 50m Backstroke: Manavi Verma (Dolphin Aquatics Centre-38.81).