Four gold for India
Guwahati, Feb 7: Records toppled at the swimming pool on day 2 of the swimming events at the 12th South Asian Games here today, with India continuing to domite the medals tally in the section.
New SAG records were set in five out of seven events of the day, with India winning gold in four and Sri Lanka in two.
Sajan Prakash opened the gold tally for India, by winning the top spot in 1500m freestyle and setting a new SAG record of 15.55.34 minutes.
Compatriot Saurabh Sangvekar won the silver, while the bronze went to Mahfizur Rahman of Bangladesh.
Indian swimmers continued the winning streak in the next event for the day by grabbing both top spots in 400m medley for women.
Sayani Ghosh won the gold for India, with a new SAG record of 5.14.51 minutes, while Shraddha Sudhir won the silver.
The bronze was notched by JUI Silva of Sri Lanka.
M Arvind won the third gold for India in the swimming pool for the day by winning the 200m backstroke for men.
The silver and bronze were won by Kavindra Nugaweh of Sri Lanka and veed Hussain of Pakistan respectively.
In 200m backstroke for women, Sri Lanka’s Kimiko Raheem won the gold with a new SAG record of 2.18.09 minutes. India’s Maa Patel won the silver, while the bronze went to Gaurika Singh of Nepal.
Sandeep Sejwal won the fourth gold for India in 100m breaststroke and set a new SAG record of 1.03.14 minutes.
The silver medal was won by Puneet Ra of India and the bronze by Kiran Jaisinghe of Sri Lanka. The 50m freestyle for men saw new SAG record by Matthew Abeysinghe of Sri Lanka, who clocked 23.33 seconds to win the gold medal.
The silver medal was won by Veerdhawal Khade of India and the bronze by Mahfizur Rahman of Bangladesh.
In 100m breaststroke for women, the gold was won by Mahfuza Khatun of Bangladesh, while the silver and bronze were notched by Lian Catherine Swan of Pakistan and Chahat Arora of India respectively.