Maana Patel sets new records at National Aquatic Championships

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Swimmer Maana Patel flashes victory sign during the 75th Senior National Aquatic Championships, at Zakir Hussain Aquatic Complex in Guwahati on Wednesday.

Patel won 4 GOLD & 2 BRONZE medals at the 75th Senior National Aquatic Championships that was held in Guwahati. She also won the best female swimmer of the tournament. The four-gold medal includes a new national record in 50 metre backstroke, 100 metre backstroke which was equal to the existing National record, 200 metre backstroke and 450 metre mix medley relay.

Additionally, she won Two Bronze Medal comprising 50 metre freestyle which is a new personal best timing and 450 metre mix freestyle relay. Maana is an international swimmer specialising in backstroke. She is the first Indian female swimmer to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Maana, whose best mark is 29.30, timed 29.79 to better her 2016 record by 0.10 seconds and win the women’s 50m backstroke title.

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