SPO -KHELO SWIMMING
UnheraldedKalyani Saxena swam to
gold and glory in the U-21 women's 400 medley,earningthe
first swimminggoldfor Gujarat inthe Khelo India Youth
For a third successive day, action in the pool was
dominated by swimmers fromMaharashtra, Delhi and Karnataka
who between them shared 21 of the 33 medals at stake.
Maharashtra claimed seven medals (four gold, three
silver), Delhi eight (three gold, three silver and two bronze)
andKarnataka bagged six (two gold, silver and bronze), a
media release issued here said.
Kalyani made light of the opposition and finished in
5:27.28 to even ease up her pace before the others could touch
the finish pad.
Tamil Nadu'sSanjay Jayakrishnan, winner of a bronze
in the boys U-17 1500m freestyle Friday, gave his state the
first gold of theday as he pipped the fancied Anurag Singhof
Delhi in the 400m freestyle.
Bhavika Dugar, winner of 400m girls U-21 freestyle,
closed the third day's proceedingin the pool with her second
individual and Tamil Nadu's second gold in the 1500m
Delhi's three gold medals came from Kushagra Rawat
(men's U-21, 400m freestyle), Bikram Changmai (boys U-17 100m
butterfly) and their 4x100m medley relay (boys U-17).
Maharashtra's Mihir Ambre won an exciting 100m
butterfly contest in the boys U-21 section.
Team-mateSadhvi Dhuri wonthegirls U-17 100m
freestyle while Karnataka's second gold camein the boys U-21
4x100m medley relay.