Swimming records shattered again on tragic day at National Games

Despite the tragedy, the show went on in other events across the state with the swimming pool offering the most exciting action for the second day running. First up was the 1500m men's event in which local favourite Sajan Prakash brought the house down by bagging the gold medal with a new meet record of 15:55.78s. The silver was picked by Sourabh Sangvekar with a timing of 16:07.12s, followed by West Bengal's Sanu Debnath who clocked 16:27.91s.

Another record sank in the 800m women's event when Maharashtra's Akankhsha Vohra clocked 9:15.30s to break the meet record by a second. Karnataka's Malvika V (9:23.95s) bagged the silver, while Maharshtra's Monique Gandhi (9:29.93s) came third.

One more record tumbled when Sandeep Sejwal, representing Madhya Pradesh, breached his own mark to clinch the 200m men's breastroke gold with a timing of 2:13.53s. He was followed by the Kerala duo of Anoop Augustine (2:18.11s) and Arun S (2:19.73s).

Maharashtra broke their own meet record in the 4x100m women's medley when the quartet of Monique, Aditi Dhumatkar, Avantika Chavan and Jyotsna Pansare pulled off a timing of 4:04.45s.

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