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Khelo swimming: Kalyani hogs limelight

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

UnheraldedKalyani Saxena swam to gold and glory in the U-21 women's 400 medley,earningthe first swimminggoldfor Gujarat inthe Khelo India Youth Gameshere Saturday.

For a third successive day, action in the pool was dominated by swimmers fromMaharashtra, and who between them shared 21 of the 33 medals at stake.

claimed seven medals (four gold, three silver), eight (three gold, three silver and two bronze) andKarnataka bagged six (two gold, silver and bronze), a issued here said.

Kalyani made light of the opposition and finished in 5:27.28 to even ease up her pace before the others could touch the finish pad.

Tamil Nadu'sSanjay Jayakrishnan, winner of a bronze in the boys U-17 1500m freestyle Friday, gave his state the first gold of theday as he pipped the fancied Anurag Singhof in the 400m freestyle.

Bhavika Dugar, winner of 400m girls U-21 freestyle, closed the third day's proceedingin the pool with her second individual and Tamil Nadu's second gold in the 1500m freestyle.

Delhi's three gold medals came from Kushagra Rawat (men's U-21, 400m freestyle), Bikram Changmai (boys U-17 100m butterfly) and their 4x100m medley relay (boys U-17).

Maharashtra's Mihir Ambre won an exciting 100m butterfly contest in the boys U-21 section.

Team-mateSadhvi Dhuri wonthegirls U-17 100m freestyle while Karnataka's second gold camein the boys U-21 4x100m medley relay.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 21:50 IST