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Indore team champions

INDORE WON the overall team championship of the 35th MP State Swimming Championship that concluded today at Prakash Taran Pushkar by garnering 575 points. Bhopal stood second with 331 points. In all, 400 swimmers from across the State participated in the championship.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 14:45 IST

INDORE WON the overall team championship of the 35th MP State Swimming Championship that concluded today at Prakash Taran Pushkar by garnering 575 points. Bhopal stood second with 331 points. In all, 400 swimmers from across the State participated in the championship.

In the water polo event final, Indore edged out Bhopal 8-7 in a nail-biting match. Bhopal played well but the Indore team’s good performance in the last part of the game saw them winning the trophy.

In the junior section of the water polo event, Indore team, once again, downed the Capital’s team. Indore easily won the match and lifted the trophy. The championship was totally dominated by the Indore team. Among the different 13 individual championships, Indore claimed in 8 events. The remaining events were won by Bhopal swimmers.

Chief guest of the closing ceremony, Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma distributed prizes to the winners. On the occasion, IG Sanjeev Kumar Singh, organising joint secretary Ramkumar Khilrani, O P Awasthi and others were present.  HTC, Bhopal

Records not available!
THE 35th MP State Swimming Championship that concluded today witnessed utter confusion. Shubha C of Indore claimed that she achieved a new national record in the 50-m butterfly and 50-m freestyle event but the organisers said that they were not sure because they did not have any records available at the moment.  Shubha is a national record holder. 

The event was organised by the MP Swimming Association. But it was strange the organisers had no information for the previous records.  When asked, Jay Verma of the association said that the records would be available tomorrow. "We are not in a position to tell about the timings of the previous national records. We will tell you tomorrow", said Verma.