State Sub-Junior, Junior Aquatic Championships-2018: Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre, Dolphin Aquatics emerge Champs

State Sub-Junior, Junior Aquatic Championships-2018: Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre, Dolphin Aquatics emerge Champs

June 4, 2018

The swimmers of Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre (681 points) and Dolphin Aquatics (232 points) emerged Overall Champions respectively in the Junior and Sub-Junior sections of the Karnataka State Sub-Junior and Junior Aquatic Championships conducted by the Mysore District Swimming Association (MDSA) at the University Swimming Pool here that concluded yesterday.

Rachana S.R. Rao, a 9th standard student of Ramakrishna School, Mangaluru (Mangala Swimming Club) hogged the limelight on the final day by erasing a 25-year-old record set by Sajini Shetty (BAC, 2:52.70, 1993), in the group II girls 200m backstroke event in the heats with a timing of 2:47.45. She went on to win the gold later in the evening with a timing of 2:48.17. She also emerged as the Individual Champion in her group with 1028 points.

Srihari Natraj (BSRC) produced yet another splendid performance in the pool on the final day with a new meet record of 1:54.73, in the 200m freestyle event. He erased the previous National record timing of 1:54.90 set by Virdhawal Khade in 2008 and also rewrote the State record timing of 1:56.30 set by Aaron D’souza (BAC) in 2009. Srihari also won the Individual title in the Group I boys section with 1035 points.

Picture shows the swimmers of Dolphin Aquatics who won Overall Championship title in the Sub-Junior section.

Results [Winners only]


Group I — 200m Breaststroke: P. Kushal (BSRC, 2:40.14); 100m Butterfly: Srihari Natraj (BSRC, 57.78); 200m Freestyle: Srihari Natraj (BSRC, National Record, 1:54.73 – Old NR: Virdhawal Khade, 1:54.90,2008, State Record, OR, Aaron D’souza, 1:56.30, 2009); Individual Champion: Srihari Natraj, BSRC,1035 points.

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Group II — 200m Breaststroke: Kalp S. Bohra (Pooja Aquatic Centre, 2:35.31); 100m Butterfly: Samarth Subramanya Rao (BSRC, 1:03.35); 200m Freestyle: Kapil D. Shetty ( Dolphin Aquatics, 2:04.61); Individual Champion: Kapil D. Shetty, Dolphin Aquatics, 85 points.

Group III — 50m Backstroke: B. Patil Amey (Aqua Swim Centre, 34.40); 50m Breaststroke: Vidith S. Shankar (Dolphin Aquatics, 37.67); Individual Champion: Vidith S. Shankar, Dolphin Aquatics, 78 points.

Group IV — 50m Freestyle: R. Navaneeth Gowda (Dolphin Aquatics, 31.90); Individual Champion: R. Navaneeth Gowda, Dolphin Aquatics, 30 points.


Group I — 200m Breaststroke: Saloni Dalal (BAC, 2:53.29); 100m Butterfly: Smruthi Mahalingam (BSRC, 1:09.05); 200m Freestyle: Khushi Dinesh (BAC, 2:16.72); Individual Champion: Suvana C. Baskar, Dolphin Aquatics, 135 points.

Group II — 200m Breaststroke: Rachana S.R. Rao (Mangala Swimming Club, NR: 2:47.50 heats, OR: 2:2.70, Sajini Shetty, BAC, 1993, Final: 2:48.17); 100m Butterfly: Latiesha Mandanna (Young Challengers Swim Club, 1:10.13s); 200m Freestyle: Divya Ghosh (BSRC, 2:18.07); Individual Champion: Rachana S.R. Rao, Mangala Swimming Club, 1028 points.

Group III — 50m Backstroke: Ridhima Veerendrakumar (BAC, 33.86); 50m Breaststroke: V. Hitaishi (Vijayanagar Aquatic Centre, 39.19); Individual Champion: V. Hitaishi, Vijayanagar Aquatic Centre, 72 points.

Group IV — 50m Freestyle: Vihitha Nayana (Pooja Aquatic Centre, 33.32); Individual Champion: Vihitha Nayana, Pooja Aquatic Centre, 38 points.


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