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Virdhawal Khade is the fastest swimmer at 10th Asian Age Group Championships

Virdhawal Khade established himself as the fastest swimmer at the 10th Asian Age Group Championships as he clinched India’s seventh gold medal in the 50 metres freestyle open category for men held at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Excellence in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Virdhawal clocked a time of 22.59 seconds, he finished ahead of Khurshidjon Tursunov (22.96) of Uzbekistan and Iranian Gharehhassanloo Benyamin (23.23). “I am quite disappointed with my timing. I was fully tapered for this meet, I got off to a great start but somehow my timing with the technique was not put to the mark,” stated Khade after his race. 

On missing the elusive ‘A’ cut time of 22.01 seconds in 50m freestyle, Khade said, “I will be attempting again next month during the FINA World Cup in Singapore and I want to achieve it this year although there is time till June. If I can make the qualification now then I can just focus on training for Tokyo,” added an optimistic Khade. 

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Kushagra Rawat, meanwhile, was excellent in his 1500m swim where he comfortably won with a time of 15:41.54 seconds making it his third gold medal of the event. He touched ahead of Chang Cheng Li Wei (15:49.85) of Chinese Taipei and Kittiya Tanakrit (16:19.75) of Thailand. 

Shoan Ganguly, swimming his first Asian Age Group Championships, continued to increase his medal tally, as he won silver in the 400 metres freestyle Group II boys clocking 4:07.21 seconds. On the inaugural day Shoan won gold and two silvers. He finished behind Liu Haiyang (4:03.76) of China and Huang Chun Chieh (4:08.04) of Chinese Taipei.  

Sajan Prakaah won his second silver in the 100 metres butterfly open category for men. He clocked a time of 54.42 seconds. Wongcharoen Navaphat (54.06) of Thailand clinched gold and Mhah Qali Abbas (55.10) of Kuwait clinched bronze.  

Likith Selvaraj of India clinched his second bronze of the Championships in the 50 metres breast stroke with a time of 28.38 seconds. Vladislav Mustafin (27.68) of Uzbekistan and Denis Petrashov (28.35) of Kyrgyz Republic clinched gold and silver respectively.

In the morning session, India’s open category mixed freestyle relay team comprising of Srihari Natraj, Virdhawal Khade, Maana Patel and Shivani Kataria clinched bronze with a timing of 3:42.56. Thailand (3:39.17) and Uzbekistan (3:41.73) bagged gold and silver respectively.

Results Day 2: Final:

Medley (Group I Boys)

1. Japan (3:44.52)

2. Hong Kong (3:53.21)

3. Chinese Taipei (3:55.61)

4×100 Medley (Group I Girls)

1. Japan (4:12.81)

2. Hong Kong (4:22.36)

3. Chinese Taipei (4:23.36)

4x100m Medley (Group II Girls)

1. Japan (4:16.07)

2. Hong Kong (4:20.58)

3. Thailand (4:33.33)

4×100 Medley (Group II Boys)

1. Japan (3:56.05)

2. Kazakhstan (4:04.69)

3. Chinese Taipei (4:07.73)

4x100m Medley (Open Category Mixed)

1. Thailand (3:39.17)

2. Uzbekistan (3:41.73)

3. India (3:42.56)    

400m Medley (Group I Girls)

1. Tanigawa Ageha (JPN) (4:55.73)

2. Lam Hoi Kiu (HKG) (5:00.88)

3. Elizaveta Rogozhnikova (KYR) (5:01.48)

50m Breaststroke (Open Category Men)

1. Vladislav Mustafin (UZB) (27.68)

2. Denis Petrashov (KYR) (28.35)

3. Likith Selvaraj (IND) (28.38)

50m Breaststroke (Open Category Women)

1. Srisa Ard Jenjira (THA) (32.12)

2. Vu Thi Phuong Anh (VIE) (33.04)

3. Boonamphai Saovanee (THA) (33.24)

50m Breaststroke (Group I Boys)

1. Tokubuchi Rin (JPN) (28.90)

2. Aleksey Sidorchuk (UZB) (29.03)

3. Lin Yu Wei (TPE) (29.16)

50m Breaststroke (Group I Girls) 

1. Kagimoto Ayaka (JPN) (32.83)

2. Lam Hoi Kiu (HKG) (33.37)

3. Tsai Hao Yu (TPE) (33.43)

50m Breaststroke (Group II Girls)

1. Fujinawa Yuka (JPN) (33.32)

2. Sofiya Abubakirova (KZK) (33.76)

3. Hui Ka Ling (HKG) (33.88)

50m Freestyle (Open Category Men)

1. Virdhawal Khade (IND) (22.59)

2. Khurshidjon Tursunov (UZB) (22.96)

3. Gharehhassanloo Benyamin (IRN) (23.23)

50m Freestyle (Open Category Women)

1. Srisa Ard Jenjira (THA) (26.16)

2. Khader Baqlah Talita Bishara (JOR) (26.37)

3. Junkrajang Natthanan (THA) (26.51)

50m Breaststroke (Group II Boys)

1. Okadome Yamato (JPN) (30.26)

2. Taguinod Jalil Sephraim (PHI) (31.10)

3. Arsen Kozhakhmetov (KZK) (31.49)

50m Freestyle (Group I Boys)

1. Zhang Zhoujian (CHN) (23.04)

2. Pan Zhanle (CHN) (23.48)

3. Adilbek Yusupbaev (UZB) (23.53)

50m Freestyle (Group I Girls)

1. Kim Minju (KOR) (25.24)

2. Wong Sze Ting (HKG) (26.17)

3. Lyu Dongze (CHN) (26.49)

200m Butterfly (Group II Boys)

1. Take Kaito (JPN) (2:07.80)

2. Utkarsh Patil (IND) (2:09.82)

3. Kanteemool Tonnam (THA) (2:09.84)

200m Butterfly (Group II Girls)

1. Lau Ping Yi Audrey (HKG) (2:16.18)

2. Pholjamjumrus Jinjutha (THA) (2:19.52)

3. Ota Saaya (JPN) (2:20.52)

100m Butterfly (Open Category Men)
1. Wongcharoen Navaphat (THA) (54.06)

2. Sajan Prakash (IND) (54.42)

3. Mhah Qali Bbas (KUW) (55.10)

1500m Freestyle (Open Category Women)

1.Junkrajang Natthanan (THA) (17:39.93)

2. Shivani Kataria (IND) (17:58.16)

3. Teeka Katawan (THA) (18:00.86)


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