Rayna, Khushi rule the pool

Maharashtra’s Rayna Saldanha and Karnataka’s Khushi Dinesh continued their winning streak in the 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship on Tuesday.

Maharashtra’s Rayna Saldanha and Karnataka’s Khushi Dinesh continued their winning streak in the 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship on Tuesday.   -  The Hindu

Maharashtra’s Rayna Saldanha and Karnataka’s Khushi Dinesh continued their winning streak in the 44th Glenmark Junior National Aquatic Championship on Tuesday. While Saldhana picked her second gold medal by emerging victorious in the U-17 girls’ 400m freestyle event, Khushi bagged her third gold by racing to the top spot of the under-14 girls’ freestyle at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Thursday.

Saldhana thus avenged her opening day's loss in the 800m freestyle event to Abishikta P. M. from Tamil Nadu with a time of 4:45.42. Abishikta clocked 4:47.62 while Prachi Tokas from Delhi claimed bronze with 4:47.94.

Khushi, meanwhile, continued to pip Assam's Astha Choudhary, timing 4:41.73. Astha won silver for Assam with a time of 4:46.91 while Poojita Murthy of Karnataka clocked 4:50.91 to win bronze.

Winners

Girls:

Under-17: 400m freestyle: Rayna Saldhana (Mah, 4:45.42); 200m backstroke: Trisha Karkhanis (Mah, 2:27.53); 200m medley: Rayna Saldhana (Mah, 2:29.88); 100m breaststroke: Riddhi Bohra (Kar, 1:16.67).

Under-14: 400m freestyle: Khushi Dinesh (Del, 4:41.73); 200m backstroke: Tanisha Malviya (Del, 2:28.98); 200m medley: Kenisha Gupta (Mah, 2:31.14); 100m breaststroke: Aditi Balaji (TN, 1:17.97).

Boys:

Under-17: 200m: Rahul M. (Kar, 1:56.25); 200m backstroke: Srihari Nataraj (Kar, 2:04.11), 200m medley: Neel Roy (Mah, 2:11.16); 100m breaststroke: Danush S. (TN, 1:05.84); 4x100m medley relay: Karnataka (4:01.31, Srihari Nataraj, Anirudh H.M., Prithvik D.S., Rahul M.).

Under-14: 4x100m medley relay: Karnataka (4:14.69, Shivansh Singh, Litesh Gowda, Prasidh Krishna P.A., Tanish Mathew); 200m freestyle: Tanish Mathew (Kar, 2:01.46); 200m backstroke: Aaryan Bhosale (Mah, 2:11.97); 200m medley: Swadesh Mondal (WB, 2:15.28); 100m breaststroke: Swadesh Mondal (WB, 1:10.50).