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Surabhi Tipre and Kanchi Desai rewrite records

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POWERING HOME:Kanchi Desai set a new record in 200m freestyle.

BANGALORE: Surabhi Tipre of Maharashtra set a new meet record in the girls' 200m freestyle (Group I) at the 37th junior National aquatic championships at the BAC pool here on Wednesday. She eclipsed Talasha Prabhu's record of 2009.

Talasha, who led at the halfway stage, bettered her own record during the race, but saw Surabhi make up the gap dramatically in the final quarter.

Kanchi Desai of Maharashtra also set a new meet record in the Group II girls' 200m freestyle, finishing miles ahead of the rest. Kanchi, beat the record held by T. Sneha of Karnataka.

The Maharashtra girls' team established a new meet record in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

The results:

Boys: Group I: 200m freestyle: 1. Saurabh Sangvekar (Mah, 2:00.03); 2. Jaywant Vijay Kumar (TN, 2:00.75); 3. Akshay Krishna (Kar, 2:00.98).

100m backstroke: 1. Ajey Moghe (Mah, 1:04.89); 2. V. Turbu (Ker, 1:05.25); 3. K. Nandakumar (TN, 1:04.48).

4x100m freestyle relay: 1. Tamil Nadu (P. Sandeep, Jaywant Vijay Kumar, K. Nandakumar, Sajan Prakash) 3:48.77; 2. Karnataka (K.S. Prajwal, Akash Rohit, A. Ajay, Akshay Krishna) 3:50.42; 3. Maharashtra (Saurabh Sangvekar, Apurva Sharma, Rahul Sharma, Kevin Bora) 3:51.85.

Group II: 200m freestyle: 1. B. Pranam (Kar, 2:10.03); 2. Viraj Dhokale (Mah, 2:10.91); 3. S.V. Sumukh (Kar, 2:11.27).

100m backstroke: 1. B. Pranam (Kar, 1:06.27); 2. M. Aravind (Kar, 1:07.84); 3. Rohit Imoliya (MP, 1:09.28).

100m breaststroke: 1. Akhilesh Ram (Kar, 1:15.66); 2. Neil Contractor (Guj, 1:16.13); 3. Ritesh R. Suryavamshi (Kar, 1:16.95).

4x100m freestyle relay: 1. Karnataka (Akhilesh Ram, S.V. Sumukh, Rakshith U. Shetty, B. Pranam) 4:04.26; 2. Maharashtra (Viraj Dhokale, Shawn Jaidhara, Parth Sarpotdar, Sangram Parab) 4:10.07; 3. Tamil Nadu (K. Arvind, Adarsh Narayan , M. Balaji, P. Larsen) 4:11.63.

Girls: Group I: 200m freestyle: 1. Surabhi Tipre (Mah, 2:08.55) NMR (Old record: 2:11.29, Talasha Prabhu, Goa, 2009); 2. Talasha Prabhu (Goa, 2:10.48) BMR; 3. T. Sneha (Kar, 2:15.32).

100m breaststroke: 1. Poorva Shetye (Mah, 1:19.78); 2. Man Kiran Kaur (Pun, 1:20.14); 3. M. Raghavi (TN, 1:20.48).

4x100m freestyle relay: 1. Karnataka (Prathima Kollali, Arhatha Magavi, Bhoomi R. Motwani, T. Sneha) 4:17.68; 2. Tamil Nadu (Visali, Sushmitha, Gulnaz, Anusha) 4:21.73; 3. Maharashtra (Surabhi, Sinjani, Komal, Asawari) 4:31.39.

Group II: 200m freestyle: 1. Kanchi Desai (Mah) 2:12.94 NMR (Old record: 2:13.69 T. Sneha, Karnataka); 2. V.K.R. Meenakshi (TN) 2:19.24; 3. Shivani Kataria (Har) 2:19.78.

100m breaststroke: 1. Priyanka Priyadarshini (Del) 1:20.48 (broke national record in heats: 1:20.32; Old record: 1:21.55, M.M. Venpa, TN, 2007); 2. Divya Guruswamy (Kar) 1:25.11; 3. Shalmali Saraswate (Mah) 1:27.47.

4x100m freestyle relay: 1. Maharashtra (Rujuta, Ananya, Kanchi, Avantika) 4:21.97 NMR (Old record: 4:23.25 Karnataka, 2005); 2. Karnataka (Divya Guruswamy, Sapthami, Tulasi R. Haritsa, Ishwarya Bhandari) 4:25.74; 3. Delhi (Anjali, Vani, Ruhaab, Priyanka) 4:30.14 .

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