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Khelo: Delhi swimmers dominate, K'taka and Maha follow

38   //    11 Jan 2019, 23:21 IST

Pune, Jan 11 (PTI) In-formDelhi girl Prachi Tokas surprisedfavourite Khushi Dineshof Karnataka in the girls U-17 Freestyle event to win her second successive gold as Delhi swimmersdominated the pool at theKhelo India Youth Games here Friday.

Of the 11 golds at stake on Friday,Delhi won four, Karnataka andMaharashtra three eachand Tamil Nadu one, a media release said.

For Khushi, it was a second successive silver medal after the 200m freestylewhile Prachi Tokas earned her first gold in the 800m freestyle on Thursday.

In the women's U-21 400m freestyle, Tamil Nadu's Bhavika Dugar claimed her second gold in comfortable fashion clocking 4:41.43.

In the boys U-17s, Swadesh Mondal gave Delhi another second gold winning the 400m medley. He timed 4:47.13 for the top podium finish.

In the last event of the day, Delhi's Anurag Singh won a fourth gold for his state with victory in the 1500m free style in the boys U-17 category with a time of 16:40.54.

In between, Delhi U-17 girlswonthe 4x100 m freestyle relay in 4:09.36.

FormidableKarnatakabagged three gold throughSiva Sridhar, Srihari Nataraj and Nina Venatesh.

Maharashtra also picked up three gold through Vedant Bapna and Yuga Birnale.

Of the 33 medals handed out on the day, Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra cornered 23 between themselves, the release stated