Karnataka win overall title

Aquatics South zone meet : Shoan, Saloni claim individual honours on concluding day

 Karnataka claimed the overall title at the 29th South-zone Aquatic Championship here at the Suvarna JNMC swimming pool here on Sunday.The hosts totaled 1348 points, which included 11 new meet records.

It was no surprise that it were the State swimmers who swept the individual awards too. In the boys section, Pruthvik DS ( Group I, 33 pts), Prasidh Krishna PA and  Kushal P (Group II, 35 pts), Shoan Ganguly (Group III, 28 pts) and Amey B Patil (Group IV, 28 pts) were adjudged as the best swimmers. In the women’s category too, Jhanati Rajesh (Group I, 35 pts), Mayuri Lingaraj (Group II, 35 pts), Adya Nayak (Group III, 21 pts) and Srishti Satiswar (Group IV, 29 pts) were named the best.

On the final day, two new meet records were set. Taking the pool for the Group II, 4x200M freestyle relay, the Karnataka quartet of P  Kushal, KS Saif Chandan, Raj Vinayak Relekar and Aditya Bopanna won the gold in 8:45.60, a new meet rcord. They bettered pervious best of 4:54.56, set by Tamil Nadu in 2011.

Results: Boys: Group I: 50M freestyle: Pruthvik DS (Kar) 25.94 1500M freestyle: Rayan Mohammed Meccai (Kar) 18:12.46. 50M backstroke: Nishanth Kumar 30.51.

50M breaststroke: Pruthvik DS (Kar) 31.98 400M individual medley: Hemanth Jenukal VB (Kar) 5:08.64.

4x200M freestyle relay: Karnataka  8:50.91. 4x200M freestyle: Karnataka 8:45.60.
Group II: 50M freestyle: Prasidha Krishna PA (Kar) 26.21; 400M freestyle: Saif Chandan KS (Kar) 4:27.47. 50M backstroke: Abhay Kumar (Kar) 31.49. 50M breaststroke: Kushal P (Kar) 34.02. 400M individual medley: Kushal P (Kar) 5:10.71.  4x200M freestyle relay: Karnataka 8:45.60 (NMR; Old: 8:54.56, Kar, 2011)

Group III: 50M freestyle: Shoan Ganguly (Kar) 28.74. 100M breaststroke: Kalp S Bohra (Kar) 1:19.36 100M breaststroke: Rachana S Rao (Kar) 1:24.32. 50M butterfly: Shoan Ganguly (Kar) 29.65.

Group IV: 50M backstroke: S Akash (TN) 35.69. 50M butterfly: Vidith S Shankar (Kar) 33.34. 4x50M medley relay: Karnataka 2:24.07 (NMR; Old: 2:26.53, TN, 2011).

Women: Group I: 50M freestyle: Arundhati S Deshpande (Kar) 30.20. 1500M freestyle: Sharon Mary Cherian (TN) 20:53.83. 50M backstroke: Jhanati Rajesh (Kar) 33.74. 50M breaststroke: Shriya R Bhat (Kar) 38.97. 400M individual medley: Jhanati Rajesh (Kar) 6:02.82. 4x200M freestyle relay: Karnataka 10:20.59.
Group II: 50M freestyle: Sunaina Manjunath (Kar) 29.57

400M freestyle: Poojitha G Murthy (Kar) 4:54.27. 50M backstroke: Goli Jahanavi (Tel) 33.98. 50M breaststroke: Saloni Dalal (Kar) 37.51.

50M butterfly: Adya Nayak (Kar) 32.89. 400M individual medley: Saachi G (Kar) 5:47.34 4x200M freestyle relay: Karnataka 10:08.13.

Group III: 50M freestyle: Nina Venkatesh (Kar) 30.77.
Group IV: 50M backstroke: K Akshita (TN) 39.54. 50M butterfly: Srishti Satishwar (Kar) 35.80. 4x50M medley relay: Karnataka 2:20.57.
Overall title: Karnataka (1348 points).

Individual honours: Boys: Group I: Pruthvik DS (Kar) 33 pts. Group II: Prasidh Krishna PA (Kar), Kushal P (Kar) 35 pts. Group III: Shoan Ganguly (Kar) 28 pts. Group IV: Amey B Patil (Kar) 28 pts.

Women: Group I: Jhanati Rajesh (Kar) 35 pts. Group II: Mayuri Lingaraj (Kar) 35 pts. Group III: Adya Nayak (Kar) 21 pts. Group IV: Srishti Satiswar (Kar) 29 pts.

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