India has bagged the ninth gold medal at the 10th Asian Age Group Championships on Thursday. The Indian men's 4x100m medley relay team comprising Srihari Nataraj, Sajan Prakash, Likith S P, and Virdhawal Khade made India win the ninth gold medal at the 10th Asian Age Group Swimming Championship. According to reports, the Indian team clocked 3:46.49 seconds to beat Thailand (3:48.89) and Hong Kong (3:53.99) respectively at the Padukone-Dravid Centre of Sports Excellence.
Reports suggest that India withstood the challenge posed by Thailand and Hong Kong as they got off to a flying start. Srihari Nataraj (56.55) made it happen in backstroke as he finished ahead of Hong Kong's Lau Shiu Yue (57.72) and Thailand's Kasipat Chograthin (58.41). Sajan Prakash, diving in next for the butterfly dash, kept up India's lead with a time of 54.50 seconds while Thailand's Navaphat Wongcharoen clocked 54.50 seconds and Hong Kong's Cheung Yau Ming (56.60). Likith SP, swimming breaststroke extended the lead, clocking the fastest time of 1:02.47, while Thailand's Nuttapong Ketin timed 1:03.69 and Hong Kong's NG Yan Kin clocked 1:05.82 seconds. Khade, who won gold in the 50m freestyle, ensured the first-place finish. He timed 53.00 seconds while Thailand's Tarit Thongchumsin clocked 52.29 seconds and Hong Kong's Fung Chung Ho 53.85 seconds.
Day 3 Morning Swimming Results 10th Asian Age Group Championships 2019, Bengaluru— 10th Asian Age Group Championships 2019 Bengaluru (@AAGIndia2019) September 26, 2019
4x100 Freestyle (Group II Mixed)
1. Japan (3:46.29)
2. Hong Kong (3:48.48)
3. Thailand (3:50.98)
4x100 Medley (Open Category Men)... https://t.co/7dRvzGHYbz
Bollywood actor R Madhavan's son Vedaant won the silver medal representing India at the ongoing Asian Age Group Championships. Vedaant, along with three other boys participated in the 4x100m freestyle relay for group II. Taking it to Twitter, Madhavan said that he is a 'one proud dad'.
R Madhavan son:R Madhavan’s Son Vedaant Wins Silver For India At Swimming Championship & He's One Proud Dad🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/BQ2flkZMqB— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) September 26, 2019
(With ANI inputs)