PANAJI: Goa’s Xavier D’Souza, Zidane Sayed, Shrungi Bandekar and Sanjana Prabhugaonker, won a total of 15 medals across various categories at the recently-held Karnataka State Sub-Junior, Junior & Senior Aquatic Championships 2020-21 organised by Karnataka Swimming Association at Corporation swimming pool, Basvangudi-Bengaluru.
All the four swimmers currently undergoing full-time regular coaching at GAFRAY Aquatic Centre in Bengaluru; participated in backstroke, freestyle, Individual Medley categories.
Xavier won 1 silver, 2 bronze (50m backstroke, 100 backstroke , 100 freestyle); Zidane won 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze (50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, 800 Freestyle); Shrungi Bandekar won 2 gold, 2 silver (50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 IM, 400 IM); Sanjana Prabhugaonker clinched 1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze medals (50 backstroke, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle); over the five-day Karnataka state meet and made Goa state proud with their performances.
The 4 Goan swimmers are training under swimming coach Bhushan Kumar’s team at GAFRAY Aquatic Centre and will now be participating in the upcoming events namely – Glenmark 37th Sub-junior & 47th Junior National Aquatic Championship 2021 from 19th to 23rd October, and Glenmark 74th Senior National Aquatic Championship from 26th to 29th October. The swimmers are being assisted by Assistant Coach Baskar Kumar and Guruprasad R, informs a press release.