Suvana shines bright

Swimmer sets new mark in 200M backstroke

Suvana shines bright

Suvana Baskar of Dolphin Aquatics broke a 12-year-old record at the State Junior and Sub-junior Aquatic Championships at the Basavanagudi Aquatic Centre (BAC) on Thursday.

On the penultimate day of the meet that saw six meet records being set, Suvana stood out with her fine show in the Group II, 200M backstroke final. She won the gold in 2:32.78, a new State mark. The Dolphin Aquatics’ trainee bettered the previous best of 2:34.38 set by Madhavi Giri of KCR in 2005.

In Group I, Riddhi Bohra of Pooja Aquatics won the 50M breaststroke. She obliterated the previous best of 35.70 seconds set by Charu Hamsini of BAC in 2015.

In Group II of the same event, Rachana SR Rao of Mangala Swimming Club, Mangaluru won the gold in record time. She touched the pad in 37.03 seconds, 0.10 seconds faster than the previous best of 37.13 seconds set by Saloni Dalal in 2015.


Later in the day, Dolphin Aquatics’ Nina Venkatesh won the Group III, 50M butterfly in 31.25 seconds. She bettered the previous mark of 31.42 seconds set by V Shivaranjani in 2001.

Meanwhile in the boys’ finals, Tanish Mathew and Srihari Natraj won top prizes in record time.
Tanish was the fastest in Group II, 50M butterfly, winning the race in 27.13 seconds. He obliterated the record set by Ashwin Kumar BH at 28.37 seconds.

Srihari won the Group I, 200M backstroke in 2:07.80 minutes. He bettered the previous best of 2:13.49 by Aravind Mani in 2013.

Results: Boys: Group I: 100M freestyle: Rahul M (BAC) 53.81, 1; Srihari Nataraj (Global) 54.33, 2; Hemanth Jenukal VB (Global) 55.70, 3.
400M: Rahul M (BAC) 4:16.35, 1; Hemanth Jenukal VB (Global) 4:17.79, 2; P Kushal (Dolphin) 4:23.06, 3.
200M backstroke: Srihari Nataraj (Global) 2:07.80 (NMR; Old: 2:13.49, Arvind M, BAC, 2013) 1; Nishant Kumar (Global) 2:17.55, 2; Siva S (BAC) 2:19.12, 3.
50M breaststroke: Manav Dileep (Global) 30.84, 1; Pruthvik DS (BAC) 30.94, 2; Pranav G Mitra (BAC) 34.84, 3.
50M Butterfly: Anirudh HM (BAC) 27.38, 1; Sharath M (BAC) 27.93, 2; Achyuth V Rachur (BAC) 27.97, 3.
Group II: 100M freestyle: Tanish George Mathew (Dolphin) 55.93, 1; Prasidha Krishna PA (Global) 56.17, 2; R Vaibhav Shet (Global) 59.14, 3.
400M freestyle: Raj Vinayak Relekar (Dolphin) 4:41.67, 1; Deep Venkatesh Gilda (BAC) 4:43.27, 2; Samartha S Rao (Pooja) 4:44.39, 3.
200M backstroke: Shivansh Singh (BAC) 2:20.79, 1; Jatin B (Global) 2:28.06, 2; Dhyan Balakrishna (BAC) 2:28.39, 3.
50M breaststroke: Neil Mascarenhas (Puttur) 33.77, 1; S Hiten Mittal (BAC) 34.21, 2; Harsha R (Global) 34.46, 3.
50M butterfly: Tanish George Mathew (Dolphin) 27.13 (NMR; Old: 28.37, Ashwin Kumar BH, JBC, 2012) 1; Prasidha Krishna PA (Global) 27.39, 2; Samarth Subramanya (Dolphin) 29.56, 3.
Group III: 100M backstroke: R Akshaya Shet (Global) 1:11.23, 1; Vidith S Shankar (Dolphin) 1:16.26, 2; Akash Mani (BAC) 1:17.12, 3.
50M butterfly: Nayan Vignesh P (BAC) 30.75, 1; Shreyas V (BAC) 31.24, 2; Dhyaan M (Dolphin) 33.18, 3.
Group IV: 50M breaststroke: Krish Sukumar (Dolphin) 41.78, 1; R Navaneet Gowda (Dolphin) 42.08, 2; Sai Gurukiran Bhaskar Naidu (Global) 44.25, 3.
Girls: Group I: 100M freestyle: Mayuri Lingaraj (BAC) 1:03.05, 1; Avani Tantry (Pooja) 1:03.64, 2; Preksha HM (BAC) 1:04.54, 3.
400M freestyle: Dhruti Muralidhar (BAC) 4:53.98, 1; Nikitha SV (BAC) 4:55.15, 2; Nandini SS (BAC) 4:55.91, 3.
200M backstroke: Shriya R Bhat (BAC) 2:37.74, 1; Jhanati Rajesh (BAC) 2:37.79, 2; Vibha Aparna Bhounsle (Pooja) 2:44.31, 3.
50M breaststroke: Riddhi S Bohra (Pooja) 35.39 (NMR; Old: 35.70, Charu Hamsini DA, BAC, 2015) 1; Saloni Dalal (BAC) 35.73, 2; Harshitha Jayaram (Global) 36.42, 3.
50M butterfly: Mayuri Lingaraj (BAC) 30.71, 1; Avani Tantry (Pooja) 31.32, 2; Akanksha A Shetty (BAC) 32.03, 3.
Group II: 100M freestyle: Khushi Dinesh (BAC) 1:02.59, 1; Madhura BG (BAC) 1:03.69, 2; Smruthi Mahalingam (BAC) 1:05.11, 3.
400M freestyle: Khushi Dinesh (BAC) 4:44.36, 1; Poojitha G Murthy (BAC) 4:46.54, 2; Saachi G (BAC) 4:55.57, 3.
200M backstroke: Suvana C Baskar (Dolphin) 2:32.78 (NMR; Old: 2:34.38, Madhavi Giri, KCR, 2005) 1; Kshitija K (BAC) 2:39.12, 2; Krizana Irani (Belagavi) 2:39.13, 3.
50M breaststroke: Rachana SR Rao (Mangala) 37.03 (NMR; Old: 37.13, Saloni Dalal, PMSC, 2015) 1; Madhura BG (BAC) 37.44, 2; Siddhi Jhade (BAC) 37.99, 3.
50M butterfly: Suvana C Baskar (Dolphin) 31.27, 1; Saanya D Shetty (Mangala) 31.70, 2; Shania G Siromani (Dolphin) 31.97, 3.
Group III: 100M backstroke: Nina Venkatesh (Dolphin) 1:13.88, 1; Ritu Bharamaraddi (BAC) 1:17.86, 2; Saniya Jeslyn D'Souza (Jai Hind SC) 01:18.3, 3.
50M butterfly: Nina Venkatesh (Dolphin) 31.25 (NMR; Old: 31.42, V Shivaranjani, BAC, 2001) 1; Latiesha Mandanna (Young Challengers) 31.92, 2; Jedidah A (Dolphin) 32.60, 3.
Group IV: 50M breaststroke: Ridhima Veerendra Kumar (BAC) 43.41, 1; Aashna Ashwin Mattur (BAC) 43.52, 2; Anshu Deshpande (Global) 44.31, 3.

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