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Neel Roy sets 2 marks; Fr. Agnel’s supreme

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 6, 2017, 12:14 am IST
Updated : Dec 6, 2017, 12:17 am IST

The unstoppable Roy ended a rewarding day when he added the 100m breaststroke gold.

India’s fastest in under-20 freestyle, 16-year-old Roy was the toast of the concluding day as he was the only swimmer in the meet to set new marks.
 India’s fastest in under-20 freestyle, 16-year-old Roy was the toast of the concluding day as he was the only swimmer in the meet to set new marks.

Neel Roy of Jamnabai Narsee won three gold with two new meet records, while Fr. Agnel’s, Vashi bagged the boys and girls team championships, in the 40th Bombay YMCA Inter School and Jr. College Swimming Championship.

India’s fastest in under-20 freestyle, 16-year-old Roy was the toast of the concluding day as he was the only swimmer in the meet to set new marks. He kicked off his campaign when he clocked 00:52.67 seconds in the boys under-17 100m freestyle that eclipsed Fr. Agnel’s Viraj Prabhu’s 2014 record of 00.54.09.

Roy went on shatter the boys’ under-17 100m backstroke mark with a stunning 00:59.17 seconds that smashed arch-rival Mehlam Ghadialy’s 01:02.28 set last year. In the process, Ghadialy bettered the record with an impressive effort of 01:00.81. The unstoppable Roy ended a rewarding day when he added the 100m breaststroke gold.

The other outstanding performers were Muskaan Patel of Dhirubhai Ambani International, Bandra who bagged five gold for the girls’ under-17 individual championship, boys’ under-13 individual champion Anshuman Jhingran of Fr. Agnel’s with four gold and a bronze and Ronak Sawant of Our Lady of Salvation, Dadar who earned three gold and a silver, for the boys under-11 individual honours.

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