At the 37th National Games, Karnataka’s remarkable 14-year-old swimming sensation, Dhinidhi Desinghu, dazzled the crowd by securing her fourth gold medal. In a stunning display of talent and determination, she led her team to victory in the 4×200-metre Freestyle Relay event hosted at the Campal swimming pool. Her exceptional performance unfolded on a thrilling Wednesday that will be remembered for years.
Sajan Prakash Sets New Records in Butterfly Event
Sajan Prakash, a standout swimmer, etched his name in the annals of the National Games with his second gold medal. In the fiercely competitive 200-metre Butterfly event, he not only emerged victorious but also established a new National Games record, timing at a breathtaking 1:59.38 seconds.
Golden Moments for Diverse Talents
The 37th National Games witnessed a slew of remarkable achievements across various disciplines. SP Likith of the Services team clinched gold in the Men’s 50-metre Breaststroke, displaying his prowess with a superb timing of 28.71 seconds. He left competitors like S Danush of Tamil Nadu (29.03 s) and Vidith S Shankar of Karnataka (29.07) trailing in his wake. Meanwhile, Chahat Arora of Punjab successfully defended her title in the Women’s 50 M Breaststroke, leaving behind strong contenders, including Karnataka’s A K Linyesha. Harshitha Jayaram of Kerala claimed the bronze, as reported in an official press release from the National Games.
Karnataka Dominates in Relay Events
Karnataka’s dominance was further highlighted as their 4×200 M Freestyle relay teams excelled in both the men’s and women’s categories, securing the gold and establishing new game records that will be remembered as remarkable feats of athleticism.
Other Triumphs in Athletics and Rowing
Across the Athletics Stadium in Bambolim, Seema of Himachal Pradesh secured her double gold, triumphing in the 5000 M, adding to her earlier victory in the 10000 M. Ankit Kumar of Uttarakhand clinched the gold in the fiercely contested men’s 10000 M event, showcasing his extraordinary endurance and skill.
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