Bengaluru: Hosts Jain College soared to the highest of the medal desk, courtesy 4 golds in swimming gained thus far on the Khelo India College Video games 2021. The swimming occasions on Monday additionally noticed six new KIUG data.
Nataraj gained gold within the 50m freestyle in a time of 23.23 seconds, breaking Mihir Ambre’s report (23.78) from the earlier version in type. This was additionally his quickest time in a person race within the occasion. Nataraj’s win added gloss to a dominant efficiency from the hosts within the pool.
On the finish of day 2, 17 universities had already gained a gold and as many as 41 had marked their presence on the medal desk.
The motion began within the pool. With 10 medals up for grabs in swimming, the primary went to Savitribai Phule Pune College’s Shubham Dhaygude within the Males’s 400m freestyle. Quickly although it was time for the hosts to shine and make a dent on the medal desk. They did simply that.
First up was Siva Sridhar who gained not simply gold, but additionally within the course of set a brand new KIUG report time of two:05.43 within the 200m Particular person Medley. Sridhar would repeat this win-record double within the 100m backstrokes later within the day.
The hosts swimming staff are anticipated to win a bulk of medals on the video games. Sridhar acknowledged the strain but additionally stated that it was a possibility for swimmers to ‘give again to an establishment that has supported them closely. “The College backs us tremendously by offering scholarships, so the onus is on us now to do nicely,” he stated.
Within the day’s closing occasion within the pool, Shivaji College’s Rujuta Khade broke yet one more KIUG report within the girls’s 50m freestyle, with a time of 27.38. She broke Sadhvi Dhuri’s mark from Bhubaneshwar by almost six-tenths of a second. Shivaji College sits in second place on the medal desk with three golds, one silver and one bronze.
Punjabi College, the general winners on the KIUG 2020, gained their first gold at this version, by way of Ishneet Aulakh within the girls’s 25m particular person pistol. Aulakh and her staff have been crushed to silver within the staff occasion by their state rivals Panjab College.
Following Komal Kohar’s win yesterday, Maharshi Dayanand College logged one other gold in girls’s weightlifting Sneha profitable the 59kg class. Krishna College’s Juturi Koteswara Rao registered Krishna College’s first-ever gold on the video games within the girls’s 73kg class. Rao had gained silver within the girls’s 67kg on the final version.
Earlier within the day, Bharathiar College scored a large upset within the girls’s volleyball semifinals, toppling SRM College (bronze medallist within the All India Inter-College Championships 2021) 3-0. Bharathiar will face state rivals SRM College within the finals tomorrow. The latter is the defending All India Inter-College Championships 2021.
There can be 22 medals up for grabs on Day 3 of the video games, swimming, weightlifting and volleyball amongst these providing them.