Indian swimmers bag 3 gold at Asian age group swimming C'ship

New Delhi, Oct 11: Indian swimmers made a big splash at the 7th Asian age group swimming championship, clinching eight medals including three golds on the first day of the event at Jakarta.

While Sandeep Sejwal won the gold in the 50m breast stroke recording a time of 28:36s, India's ace swimmer Veerdhaval Khade bagged the yellow metal in the 100m butterfly stroke yesterday clocking 54:86s.

The 20-year-old Khade later combined with Aaron D Souza, Anshul Kothari and Rehan Poncha to fetch another gold in 4x100 free style relay. Poncha, earlier in the day, grabbed a bronze in the 200m back stroke in boys open group with a timing of 02:07:76.

Meanwhile, Saurabh Sangvekar won a silver medal in 800m free style, clocking 08.18.40.

He had earlier clinched a bronze in the 200m free style. In the girls's section, Surabhi Tipre won the bronze in the 400m free style after clocking 04:26:07. Tipre bagged another bronze after she along with Talasha Prabhu, Kshipra Mahajan and Richa Mishra won the 4x100 free style relay with a timing of 04.01:18.


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