Assam Team Shines In Sub-Junior & Junior National Aquatic Championships

Assam Team Shines In Sub-Junior & Junior National Aquatic Championships

In a moment of pride, the Assam Aquatic Team has brought laurels home with their commendable performance in the prestigious 37th Sub-junior and 47th Junior National Aquatic Championships held in Bengaluru from October 19-23.

The ] team secured first place in eight events, ranked second in seven events, and ranked third in eleven.

State born swimmer Astha Choudhury on Wednesday broke the 12-year senior national record previously held at 1.03.24 and the junior national record at 1.04.66.

Besides Astha, female swimmers Adriza Rani Chetia and Anwesha Khanikar came first in four events. The championship saw the representation of six female swimmers.

The male relay team secured the third-place 4×200 metres event. Moreover, swimmer and diver Rupam Gogoi bagged the first position in the one-metre diving event.

Other winning swimmers include Bhumila Kashyap, Anangsha Sarma, G.Sadhan, R. Borah, Bhargav Phukan, Bikram Changmai, Shaurya Changmai, Jahnabi Kashyap, and Aditya Thapa.

A total of more than 1,500 participants from across 32 states and Union Territories participated in the championship.

The championships will serve as a selection trial for the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) to name a 10-member team that will train and compete with the South African National Swimming Team in January 2022. The SFI will identify swimmers for a long-term national programme aimed at preparing them for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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