Mysuru: Four new State meet records were set on the second day by the swimmers of Dolphin Aquatics, in the Karnataka State Sub-Junior and Junior Aquatics Championships 2018, conducted by Mysore District Swimming Association (MDSA) at the University swimming pool here on Friday.
Kapil D. Shetty of Dolphin Aquatics, swimming in lane four, set the pool to blaze with a splendid performance in the Group II boys 50m backstroke event. Kapil Shetty swam to a new State record timing of 29.52s, erasing his own mark of 30.12s set in the heats in the morning session. He had bettered the previous State record set by Siddarth Joshi of Global (30.19s in 2016).
In the Group III boys 100m backstroke event, Vidith S. Shankar of Dolphin Aquatics won the gold with a timing of 1:16.99s and created a new state record in the heats in the morning session with a timing of 1:16.78s. He erased the previous State mark set by Adith Smaran Olety (BAC-1:18.29s in 2017). He also won a gold in the 200m Ind.medley with a timing of 2:30.37s.
In the girls’ Group II 50m Backstroke, Nina Venkatesh of Dolphin Aquatics swam to her second State record (she had won the 100m backstroke with a NMR on the first day), when she clinched the gold with a timing of 32.19s, erasing the previous mark set by Suvana C. Baskar (Dolphin-32.38s-2017).
Suvana Baskar of Dolphin Aquatics won her second gold in Group I girls section (she had won the 100m backstroke gold with a new meet record on day one), by clinching gold in girls 50m Backstroke with a timing of 32.26s, erasing the previous State record set by K. Harishree J. Rai (Global-32.46 in 2015).
Results (winners only)
Group I: 200m Ind.Medley: P. Kushal (BSRC, 2:18.46), 50m Freestyle: Tanish George Mathew (BSRC, 24.72), 50m Backstroke: Srihari Natraj (BSRC, 27.41).
Group II: 200m Ind.Medley: Kapl S. Bohra (Pooja Aquatic Centre, 2:22.74), 50m Freestyle: Samarth Subramanya Rao (BSRC, 26.34), 50m Backstroke: Kapil D. Shetty (Dolphin Aquatics, State record: 29.52, bettered own record of 30.12 in heats, OR:Siddarth Joshi, Global, 30.19s, 2016).
Group III: 200m Ind.Medley: Vidith S Shankar (Dolphin Aquatics, 2:30.37s), 100m Breaststroke: Vidith S. Shankar (Dolphin Aquatics, State record:self: 1:16.78 heats, Final: 1:16.99; OR: Adith Smaran Olety, BAC, 1:18.29, 2017).
Group IV: 200m Ind.Medley: R. Navaneeth Gowda (Dolphin Aquatics, 2:45.88s), 50m Butterfly: Renukacharya Hodmani (Dolphin Aquatics, 33.98).
Group I: 200m Ind.Medley: Suvana C. Baskar (Dolphin Aquatics, 2:37.30), 50m Freestyle: Smruthi Mahalingam (BSRC, 29.39), 50m Backstroke: Suvana C. Baskar (Dolphin Aquatics, State record, 32.26, Old: K.Harishree J. Rai, Global, 32.46, 2015).
Group II: 200m Ind.Medley: A. Jedidah (Dolphin Aquatics, 2:34.83), 50m Freestyle: Nina Venkatesh (Dolphin Aquatics, 28.61), 50m backstroke: Nina Venkatesh (Dolphin Aquatics, State record, 32.19, old: Suvana C. Baskar, 32.38, Dolphin Aquatics, 2017).
Group III: 200m Ind.Medley: Ambar J. Singh (Dolphin Aquatics, 2:47.52), 100m Breaststroke: V.Hitaishi (Vijayanagar Aquatic Centre, 1:23.93).
Group IV: 200m Ind.Medley: Vihitha Nayana (Pooja Aquatic centre, 2:52.81), 50m Butterfly: Vihitha Nayana (Pooja Aquatic centre, 35.39).