Hrutika Shriram wins second gold in diving, Zeel Desai adds another gold to Gujarat’s tally
Hrutika Shriram (Maharashtra) stayed on course to repeat a golden hat-trick in the National Games Diving competition by winning the Women’s 10m Platform event at the Sardar Patel Aquatics Complex here on Wednesday.
It is her second gold in three days, and her 10th crown in four editions of the National Games.
and rib pain Maharashtra’s Arjun Kadhe faced after winning the opening set. He could not maintain the same tempo after taking a medical time-out in the second set and Manish Sureshkumar pounced on the opportunity to win 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Back in Rajkot, two National Games records were smashed as the biggest names in Indian swimming made waves yet again in the pool. Assam’s Astha Choudhury, who had won the Women’s 100m Butterfly gold on the opening day with a record, lowered Richa Mishra’s mark of 2:21.66 in the heats of the 200m Butterfly with a 2:21.52 winning effort.
Punjab’s Chahat Arora also set a new Games mark in the women’s 50m Breaststroke with a time of 33.17 seconds, eclipsing the old time of 34.43 seconds set by AV Jayaveena (Tamil Nadu). Chahat had won a silver in the 200m Breaststroke on the second day.
The results (finals):Diving
Women’s 10m Platform: 1. Hrutika Shriram (Maharashtra) 179.30 points; 2. Palak Sharma (Madhya Pradesh) 175.10; 3. Esha Waghmode (Maharashtra) 172.35.
Men’s singles: Manish Suresh Kumar (Tamil Nadu) beat Arjun Kadhe (Maharashtra) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. Bronze medals: SD Prajwal Dev (Karnataka) and G Manish (Karnataka).
Women’s singles: Zeel Desai (Gujarat) beat Sharmada Balu (Karnataka) 6-2, latter retd; Bronze medals: Yubrani Banerjee (West Bengal) and Rutuja Bhosale (Maharashtra).
Individual: Bronze medal play-off: Gurwinder Singh (Punjab) beat Umesh Singh (Uttarakhand) 141-140.
Team: Maharashtra beat Uttarakhand 230-220.
Individual: Sakshi Chaudhary (Uttar Pradesh) beat Parneet Kaur (Punjab) 143-140.
Team: Bronze medal play-off: Punjab beat Delhi 224-221.
Mixed Team: Bronze medal play-off: Uttar Pradesh beat Andhra Pradesh 152-151.
Men’s Singles (semifinals): B Sai Praneeth (Telangana) beat M Raghu (Karnataka) 21-12, 21-19; M Mithun (Karnataka) beat Aryamann Tandon (Gujarat) 21-9, 11-21.
Women’s Singles (semifinals): Malvika Bansod (Maharashtra) beat Aditi Bhatt (Uttarakhand) 21-10, 19-21, 21-13; Aakarshi Kashyap (Chhattisgarh) beat Tanya Hemanth (Karnataka) 21-9, 21-15.
Women’s Doubles (Semifinals): Sikki Reddy and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (Telangana) bt Kavya Gupta and Khushi Gupta (Delhi) 21-16, 21-17; Shikha Gautam and Ashwini Bhat (Karnataka) beat Mahreen Riza and Arathi Sara Sunil (Kerala) 23-21, 21-11.
Men’s Doubles (Semifinals): PS Ravikrishna and Sankarprasad Udayakumar (Kerala) beat HV Nithin and Vaibhaav (Karnataka) 21-17, 21-14; Hariharan Amsakarunan and Ruban Kumar (Tamil Nadu) beat Shyam Prasad and S Sunjith (Kerala) 21-19, 21-16
Mixed Doubles (Semifinals): Sai Pratheek and Ashwini Ponnappa (Karnataka) beat Hariharan Amsakarunan and VR Nardhana (Tamil Nadu) 23-21, 13-21, 21-19; Rohan Kapoor and Kanika Kanwal (Delhi) beat S Sunjith and TR Gowrikrishna (Kerala) 24-22, 21-18.
Men’s semifinal: Tamil Nadu beat Services 90-47 (Half-time: 46-15).
Women’s semifinal: Tamil Nadu beat Madhya Pradesh 82-30 (42-15).