Vedika Amin, Sanjiti Saha share gold, record at sub-junior national aquatics
In the girls’ 50m freestyle, Vedika Amin and Sanjiti Saha clocked 29.90s, breaking Vedika’s record of 28.99s, she set during the heats earlier in the morning session. Neena Venkatesh of Karnataka won bronze with a time of 29.86s.Updated: Jun 30, 2017 08:50 IST
The last individual event in the Glenmark 34th Sub-junior National Aquatic Championship at Balewadi, Pune turned out to be unique one, as two Maharashtra swimmers Vedika Amin and Sanjiti Saha photo finished to win joint gold medal along with new national record.
In the girls’ 50m freestyle, Vedika and Sanjiti clocked 29.90s, breaking Vedika’s record of 28.99s, she set during the heats earlier in the morning session. Neena Venkatesh of Karnataka won bronze with a time of 29.86s.
Vedika continued her phenomenal performance, by breaking the 100m Breakstroke record twice in the day. She clocked 1:20.85s in the heats and came back in the evening to smash her record by clocking 1:18.63s to secure gold.
Meanwhile, Pune boy Utkarsh Gor established himself as a frontrunner to win the overall championship in the Boys Group IV by winning the gold in the 100m Freestyle with a time of 1:07.14 and later won fourth gold medal in the 50m butterfly clocking 32.19s.
The Champion swimmers from Mumbai - Palak Dhami, Sanjiti Saha, Vedika Amin and Apeksha Fernandes won the 4X50 medley relay gold for Maharashtra, establishing new national record of 2:11.24s in the process. Karnataka finished second with a time of 2:14.44s and Assam secured the bronze with a time of 2:20.06s.