First day at the Rajasthan Junior and Sub Junior Swimming competition saw a few records being given the back seat, as the enthusiastic young performers sought to etch in their own timings this year.
The three day event, which is being held in the joint association of Udaipur and Rajsamand District Swimming Association began on Sunday at the BN College Swimming pool premises. The first session on first day saw Udaipur’s swimming whizkid Gaurvi Singhvi set a state record for 1500meters free style when she clocked 21 minutes and 57 seconds, beating the existing record of 23 minutes 42 seconds. The other girls from Udaipur, viz. Vasundhra Chauhan, Hiya Vyas and Chitrangi Dashora created new records in their events. Four Gold Medalists from Udaipur, other than the records breakers, included Divydev Singh, Guntash, Shaurya Ranawat, Ritesh Khandelwal. Other that this, Udaipur swimmers brought home 6 Silver and 5 Bronze medals as well.
Secretary of the Rajasthan Swimming Association, Chandragupta Singh Chauhan said that first day saw some amazing competition between swimmers from across the state. 7 new records were broken on the first day at the BN Swimming premises. Apart from Gaurvi, Udaipur girls cracked the 4×100 meter record, Ritesh Khandelwal broke a record in the 50 meters backstroke, Jaipur’s Tejaswini broke the record in the girls 50 meter backstroke. 200 meter breaststroke record was broken by Tanish Kaswan, again from Jaipur. Other records included that set by Jaipur’s Akshit Chaudhary in the 400 meter free relay; Nariti Vyas’ and Bhilwara’s Fiza Kayamkhani in the 50 metre back stroke.