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Swimmer Sajan Kumar sets new national record in 1500m freestyle

Sajan Kumar on Saturday set a new national record in men's 1500m freestyle competition, clocking a time of 15:41:01

Sajan Kumar on Saturday set a new national record in men's 1500m freestyle competition, clocking a time of 15:41:01

Sajan Kumar on Saturday set a new national record in men's 1500m freestyle competition, clocking a time of 15:41:01.

India's star swimmer Sajan Kumar on Saturday set a new national record in men's 1500m freestyle competition, clocking a time of 15:41:01 at the 69th senior national aquatic championship here.

National records were broken for the third day in a row on Saturday. On the opening day, Mana Patel had set a new national record in 100m backstroke while, on Friday, Karnataka's Malvika set a national record in 1500m freestyle.

Railways is leading the medal table with 16 medals, including eight golds, six silver and two bronze, while Maharashtra (6 gold, 6 silver, 5 bronze) and Karnataka (5 gold, 4 silver 9 bronze) were in the second and third position, respectively.

  • Tags: Indiaswimmer
  • First Published: October 31, 2015, 10:08 IST
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