RAJKOT: Karnataka teenager Aneesh S Gowda announced his arrival on the senior stage, beating seasoned pro Sajan Prakash for the gold medal in men’s 200m freestyle in the 36th National Games swimming competition here on Sunday.
On a day which saw five National Games records being rewritten in the pool, Aneesh’s 1:51.88 was the standout effort. Not to be left behind, track and field competitors produced four National Games records at the IIT Gandhinagar Ground.
Services high jumper Sarvesh Anil Kushare won gold with a clearance of 2.27m while Uttar Pradesh’s Usaid Khan bagged the yellow metal in decathlon with 7121 points. The Haryana men’s 4x400m relay quartet (3:06.58) and Tamil Nadu women’s 4x400m relay squad (3:35.32) were the others who came up with new National Games Records.