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National Games 2023: Swimmers Virdhawal, Rujuta Khade break Games records as Maharashtra continue to dominate

Within the final race of the day, Rujuta made it a cause for a double celebration for the household as she improved on the Video games document to win the 50m ladies’s freestyle gold with a time of 26.42s. Picture: X / @Nat_Games_Goa

Panaji: Swimming couple Virdhawal and Rujuta Khade of Maharashtra broke the Nationwide Video games data as they had been adjudged the quickest swimmers of the thirty seventh version of the occasion on the Campal swimming pool in Panaji on Tuesday.

Virdhawal, the 2010 Asian Video games bronze medallist, pipped newest sensation Srihari Nataraj of Karnataka for the gold with a timing of twenty-two.82s.

Srihari clocked 22.91s for the silver, whereas Maharashtra’s Mihir Ambre took the bronze with a time of twenty-two.99s.

Within the final race of the day, Rujuta made it a cause for a double celebration for the household as she improved on the Video games document to win the 50m ladies’s freestyle gold with a time of 26.42s.

Shivangi Sharma (26.80s) of Assam and Janhvi Choudhary (26.89s) of West Bengal took dwelling the silver and bronze medals respectively.

“It is very special for the both of us. We’ve been winning this event together since 2019, but every time it feels just as special as the first time. Here today, winning the medal feels great, but setting the National Games record together makes it even more special for the both of us,” stated Rujuta after the race.

Maharashtra continued their dominance within the Video games, rising their whole tally to 123 medals with 52 gold, 35 silver and 36 bronze.

Providers Sports activities Management Board, who’ve 19 gold medals, leaped forward of Haryana within the medals tally by securing one gold greater than Haryana who ended the day on 18 golds.

The athletics competitions had been delayed as a result of heavy rainfall after the completion of 4x100m ladies’s relay.

Asian Video games medallist Jyoti Yarraji anchored Andhra Pradesh to gold forward of Kerala and Karnataka who received silver and bronze respectively.

After the resumption of the competitors, Asian Video games silver medallist Tejaswin Shankar, representing Delhi, clinched the gold medal in decathlon with a brand new Nationwide Video games document after finishing the two-day occasion with a complete of 7199 factors.

Rohit Roman of SSCB received the silver with 6794 factors, whereas N Thowfeeq of Kerala bagged the bronze with 6755 factors.

Tamil Nadu clinched the gold within the 4x100m males’s relay with a timing of 40.05s forward of Odisha, who received the silver and Kerala received the bronze.

In taekwondo on the Ponda Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Maharashtra and Gujarat received two gold medals every out of the 5 which had been determined. SSCB secured the opposite gold.

At Tilak Maidan in Vasco, West Bengal and Manipur booked their locations within the semi-finals from Pool A.

West Bengal edged out Jharkhand 3-2 within the closing group match, whereas Manipur acquired the higher of Tamil Nadu 2-0 to substantiate their locations within the semis.

In males’s soccer on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Maharashtra held final version’s silver medallist Kerala to a 2-2 draw, whereas Manipur edged previous Santosh Trophy runners up Meghalaya 2-1 in Pool A.

 

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