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Indian swimmers bag three gold at Asian Championships

Last updated on: October 11, 2011 14:56 IST

Indian swimmers made a big splash at the Seventh Asian Age-group championships, clinching eight medals, including three gold, on the first day of the event at Jakarta, on Monday.

While Sandeep Sejwal won the gold in the 50m breaststroke, registering a time of 28:36s, India's ace swimmer Veerdhaval Khade bagged the yellow metal in the 100m butterfly, clocking 54:86s.

The 20-year-old Khade later combined with Aaron D'Souza, Anshul Kothari and Rehan Poncha to fetch another gold in the 4x100 freestyle relay.

Poncha had, earlier in the day, grabbed a bronze in the 200m backstroke boys' open group with a timing of 02:07:76s.

Meanwhile, Saurabh Sangvekar won a silver medal in 800m freestyle, clocking 08.18.40s. He earlier clinched a bronze in the 200m freestyle.

In the girls' section, Surabhi Tipre won the bronze in the 400m freestyle, clocking 04:26:07s.

Tipre bagged another bronze after she, Talasha Prabhu, Kshipra Mahajan and Richa Mishra placed third in the 4x100 freestyle relay, timing of 04.01:18s.

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