Karnataka teen Sambhavv becomes fastest Indian swimmer

10:53 AM Oct 29, 2021 | PTI |

Karnataka teen Sambhavv R stole the limelight with a sensational swim in the 50m freestyle event while Delhi’s Kushagra Rawat continued his record-breaking spree at the 74th Senior National Aquatic Championships in Bengaluru on Thursday.


The 17-year-old Sambhavv clocked 23.65 seconds to win the gold in the 50m freestyle event — the fastest race at the ongoing meet — ahead of Maharashtra’s Mihir Ambre who timed 23.76 seconds while his state-mate Heer Shah touched pads at 23.93 seconds to take home the silver.

Sambhavv, who won four golds and one bronze at the recently concluded 47th Junior National Aquatic Championships, surprised his senior compatriots as he dominated the sprint event right from the start.


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