Maana Patel, Aastha Choudhury set national records at National Aquatic Championships

Published:Mar 9, 202410:03

Olympian Maana Patel and native favorite Aastha Choudhury hogged the limelight by setting new meet data on the penultimate day of the Nationwide Aquatic Championships on the Dr. Zakir Hussain Aquatic Advanced right here on Friday.

Maana, whose greatest mark is 29.30, timed 29.79 to raised her 2016 document by 0.10 seconds and win the ladies’s 50m backstroke title.

Astha clocked 1:03.07 to take the 100m butterfly crown and go away behind the 2009 document of 1:03.24 by Arhatha Meghavi.

Guwahati: Swimmer Maana Patel flashes victory sign during the Women's 200m Backstroke event at the 75th Senior National Aquatic Championships, at Zakir Husain Aquatic Complex in Guwahati, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Patel won the gold medal in the event. (PTI Photo)(PTI09_07_2022_000264B)

Guwahati: Swimmer Maana Patel flashes victory signal in the course of the Ladies's 200m Backstroke occasion on the seventy fifth Senior Nationwide Aquatic Championships, at Zakir Husain Aquatic Advanced in Guwahati, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Patel received the gold medal within the occasion. (PTI Picture)(PTI09_07_2022_000264B) | Picture Credit score: -

The 18-year-old Astha, who achieved her greatest (1:02.71) in 2021, bought into the lead within the final 20m earlier than claiming the gold medal.

“I switched to facet respiratory a couple of 12 months in the past and it helped me. I used to be anticipating to do a document right here,” stated Astha.

Maana posted a convincing victory to get her third gold. “I'm glad that my plan is coming off properly. I used to be aiming on the document within the heats. Then I rested correctly and felt loads higher in the course of the remaining,” stated Maana, making ready to compete within the Nationwide Video games.

The outcomes:

Males: 100m freestyle: 1. Vishal Grewal (Del) 51.59, 2. Pavan Gupta (RSPB) 52.12, 3. Sambhavv R. (Kar) 52.23; 800m freestyle: 1. Aneesh Gowda (Kar) 8:23.17, 2. Anurag Singh (UP) 8:37.75, 3. Sushrut Kapse (RSPB) 8:42.53; 100m butterfly: 1. Harsh Saroha (Har) 55.17, 2. Bikram Changmai (Asm) 55.35, 3. Sambhavv R. (Kar) 55.69; 50m backstroke: 1. Vinayak V. (SSCB) 26.20, 2. Xavier Michael D’Souza (SSCB) 26.92, 3. Tanmay Das (RSPB) 26.93.

Ladies: 200m freestyle: 1. Dhinidhi Desinghu (Kar) 2:09.29, 2. Shivangi Sarma (Asm) 2:09.50, 3. Rutuja S. (Kar) 2:10.52; 100m butterfly: 1. Astha Choudhury (Asm) 1:03.07 (NMR, earlier Arhatha Meghavi, 1:03.24, 2009), 2. Tanishi Gupta (Kar) 1:03.66, 3. Divya Satija (Har) 1:04.11; 50m backstroke: 1. Maana Patel (Guj) 29.79 (NMR, earlier Maana, 29.89, 2016), 2. Sagnika Roy (Ben) 31.50, 3. Pratishtha Dangi (Mah) 31.60; 4x200m freestyle relay: 1. Karnataka 8:59.70, 2. Maharashtra 9:06.94, 3. Tamil Nadu 9:21.06; 4x50m combined freestyle relay: 1. RSPB 1:42.20, 2. Maharashtra 1:42.22, 3. Gujarat 1:43.08.

Diving: Ladies: 1. Hrutika Shriram (RSPB) 159.10, 2. Palak Sharma (MP) 136.25, 3. Esha Waghmode (Mah) 134.95.

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