Swimmers smashed four meet records as Richa Mishra added two more gold medals on day two of the competition at the 34th National Games.
Sandeep Sejwal, AP Gagan, Richa and Karnataka’s 4x100m men’s relay team set the four meet records as Karnataka and Delhi picked two gold and two silver each. Richa, the 27-year-old Delhi swimmer, first picked up gold in the 800m freestyle with a record timing of 09.24:45s, and then won the 200m breaststroke title.
Representing Madhya Pradesh, Sejwal shattered the Games record by a big margin in the 200m breaststroke.
In karate, Tamil Nadu dominated the ring bagging two gold medals in the competition that also saw Bengal and Meghalaya win their first gold medals.
Controversies, however, continue to dog Games, the latest being the suspension of all the women’s football matches due to the entry of a Tripura team, which is not affiliated to the All India Football Federation (AIFF). In fact, all women’s football matches here have been suspended till the AIFF takes a decision on the issue, said Capt Amitabh, convener of the event’s Co-ordination Committee (NGCC).