Likith leads Jain dominance

Likith leads Jain dominance

JUBILANT: Jain University's Likith SP celebrates after setting a new meet record in the 100M breaststroke event on Tuesday.

Talented Likith SP led a day of Jain University dominance as the hosts bagged four gold medals with two meet record timings on the third day of the All India Inter University Swimming meet for men here on Tuesday.

Likith first smashed his own record in the 100M breastroke event, powering to victory in 1:04.62. He had set a new record of 1:05.14 during heats.

Likith was then involved in a thrilling 50M freestyle battle with Panjab University's Sahil Chopra, both swimmers touching the pad in identical timing of 24.33 seconds.

Likith then capped off a superb day, playing a key role in Jain University lads taking gold in the 4x100M medley relay with a record-breaking time of 3:57.25. This was the Jain lads third relay gold and all coming in new meet record timings.

Rakshith U Shetty bagged the fourth gold for Jain on the day, triumphing in the 50M butterfly.        

Results: 50M freestyle: Sahil Chopra (Panjab University) and Likith SP (Jain University) 24.33, 1; Samit Sejwal (University of Delhi) 24.37, 3.

1500M: Kushagra Rawat (University of Delhi) 16:08.59 (NMR; Old: 16:26.41, Gagan AP, 2011); Sushrat Kapse (University of Mumbai) 16:19.53, 2; Unnikrishnan S (Mahatma Gandhi University) 17:00.75, 3.

100M breaststroke: Likith SP (Jain University) 1:04.62 (NMR; Old: 1:05.14, Likith SP, 2018); S Danush (Anna University, Chennai) 1:05.32, 2; Ansh Arora (University of Delhi) 1:05.74, 3.

50M butterfly: Rakshith U Shetty (Jain University) 26.20, 1; Ambre Mihir (Savitribai Phule Pune University) 26.25, 2; Avinash Mani (VTU, Belagavi) 26.28, 3.

200M medley: Emil Robin Singh T (Manonmaniam Sundaranar University) 2:12.41, 1; Sethu Manickavel T (Manonmaniam Sundaranar University) 2:14.11, 2; Chandru P (Jain University) 2:15.17, 3.

4x100M medley: Jain University 1 (Siva S, Rakshith U Shetty, Likith SP, Rahul M) 3:57.25 (NMR; Old: 3:59.50, University of Delhi, 2017) 1; University of Delhi 1 (3:57.50) 2; Anna University 1 (4:01.56) 3.

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