Gritty Vritti sinks swim record
Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent
Ruchita, Srilakshmi, Dhatri, Basheer too bag medals at Khelo India Youth Games
A file photo of swimming pool
Hyderabad: Swimmer Vritti Agarwal created a new meet record of 9:24.32 seconds while clinching the gold — Telangana’s first — in the Girls 800 metres freestyle in the Khelo India Youth Games in Ambala, Haryana, on Wednesday.
The previous Khelo India record was 09:26:19, held by Khushi Dinesh of Karnataka.
Vritti was followed by Aanya Wala (9:25.59) of Maharashtra and Karnataka’s Shirin (9:26.62).
Namayi Ruchita brought more cheer to the Telangana camp when she won the silver medal in 100 metres hurdles with a time of 14.28 seconds, coming behind Karnataka’s Unnati Bollanda, who clocked 14.00 seconds.
Andhra Pradesh too continued their good run in weightlifting. In the girls section, Chukka Srilakshmi lifted gold in the 81kg while Kurnool’s Palati Dhatri bagged silver in the 76kg. SK Lal Basheer captured silver in the boys 89 kg category.
Meanwhile, Haryana’s all-conquering grapplers wrested back the lead for their state, winning four out of the five gold on offer on the final day of their event. The hosts collected two more gold in track and field to take their overall tally to 30 gold, 23 silver and 33 bronze to surge past Maharashtra (26G, 25S, 22B), who could only manage a solitary gold on Day 6.
On the wrestling mat, promising Antim, who was seconds away from beating 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat during the Commonwealth Games trials, dominated the Girls 53kg category to clinch her second Khelo India gold in 3 years.
She was christened Antim as her parents wanted her, the fifth daughter, to be their last. But she has made it a habit of finishing first every time she enters a competition.
The Hisar girl proved too strong for her opponents, winning three bouts by technical superiority and one by a fall. In the final, she did face a determined Maharashtra’s Kalyani Gadekar but sailed through on her tactical acumen.
1. Girls swimming 800m freestyle: 1. Vritti Agarwal (Telangana) 9:24.32, 2. Aanya Wala (Maharashtra) 9:25.59, 3. Shirin (Karnataka) 9:26.62.
2. Girls 100m hurdles: 1. Unnathi Bollanda (Karnataka) 14.00, 1. Namayi Ruchitha (Telangana) 14.28, 3. Pranjali Patil (Maharashtra) 14.38.
3. Girls weightlifting 81kg: 1. Ch. Srilakshmi (Andhra Pradesh) 184, 2. Amritha P. Suni (Kerala) 172, 3. Aayushi Gajjar (Gujarat) 164.
4. Girls weightlifting 76kg: 1. Jyoti Yadav (Haryana) 178, 2. P. Dhathri (Andhra Pradesh) 164, 3. Pratiksha Kadu (Maharashtra) 159.
5. Boys weightlifting 89Kg: G: Suditya Baruah (Assam) 284, 2. Sk Lal Basheer (Andhra Pradesh) 276, 3. Sanover (Uttar Pradesh) 261.
6. Girls Discus Throw: 1. Kiran (Rajasthan) 48.21, 2. Arshdeep Kaur Khangura (Punjab) 44.92, 3. Anisha (Delhi) 43.91
7. High Jump: 1. Khyati Mathur (Uttar Pradesh) 1.73, 2. Sinchana M. S. (Karnataka) 1.70, 3. Pavana Nagaraj (Karnataka) 1.70.
8. Triple Jump: 1. Poorva Sawant (Maharashtra) 12.69, 2. Nimisha Dayma (Madhya Pradesh) 12.04, 3. Abinaya Sri A (Tamil Nadu) 11.68.