Indian Swimmers Win 8 Gold Medals along with 15 silver and 24 bronze medals at The Asian Aquatic Championship taking place in Uzbekistan – which is a proud moment for a country that is still struggling to make a point in international swimming games. Indian swimmers won a total of 47 medals at the 9th Asian Age-group Aquatic Championship and it is no mean feat.
The tournament started on September 8 and concluded September at Tashkent in Uzbekistan. “During the championship, India won 47 medals – eight gold, 15 silver and 24 bronze,” Kamlesh Nanavati, general secretary, the Swimming Federation of India (SFI), said in a statement.
The aquatic heroes in both men and women’s categories were Sajan Prakash, Anshul Kothari Madhu PS, Siddharth Pardeshi, Shivani Katariya and Dipti Panwar among others.
Sajan Prakash won gold and silver in men’s open category in the 200m butterfly and 800m freestyle respectively. Madhu bagged silver in open men category in the 100m backstroke game.
Katariya won gold in 200m freestyle and silver in the 100m freestyle in women’s open category. Kothari bagged silver in 50m butterfly and bronze in another 50m freestyle event.
Aryan Nehra made a bronze in the 800m freestyle in boys II category. In diving events, Siddharth Pardeshi won gold in the open platform. He also bagged gold in 3-meter springboard diving event, while silver went to K Ramananda as the statement said.
The two won the gold medal in 3 mt springboards synchronized diving event, while Panwar won silver in 3 mt spring and bronze in 1 mt springboard events, the release of the information added.