Danish Open: Vedaant Madhavan adds a shade of gold | More sports News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Persevering with his splendid run, fast-rising Indian swimmer Vedaant Madhavan added a second medal to his kitty, a gold within the males’s 800m freestyle on the Danish Open in Copenhagen.
The 16-year-old bettered his private finest time by a whopping 11:48 to cease the clock at 8:17.28, edging previous native swimmer Alexander L Bjorn by 0.10 to face atop the rostrum on Sunday evening.
Whereas Vedaant’s efficiency was ok to fetch him a gold on the meet, it’s a good distance from worldwide requirements. USA’s Robert Finke had received the gold on the Tokyo Olympics within the occasion final yr with a timing of seven:41.87, whereas the world file for the occasion stands at 7:32.12.

Nevertheless, Vedaant, son of Indian actor R Madhavan, has proven immense enchancment. He has bettered his private finest occasions in all three occasions he has participated in within the ongoing meet.
He had received the silver medal within the 1500m freestyle occasion on Friday earlier than bettering his 200m freestyle time to complete twelfth general within the occasion.
Ace Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash completed fifth within the ‘A’ closing of the lads’s 100m butterfly with a timing of 54.24, whereas Tanish George Mathew topped the ‘C’ closing by stopping the clock at 56.44.
The highest eight swimmers within the heats qualify for the ‘A’ closing, the following eight for the ‘B’ adopted by the ‘C’ closing.
The 28-year-old Prakash, who’s making ready for the Commonwealth Video games and Asian Video games, had received a gold within the 200m butterfly, his pet occasion, on the opening day.
Within the ladies’s occasion, Shakthi Balakrishnan completed 34 out of 42 swimmers with a time of two:14.27 in 200m freestyle.
India now has a haul of three medals within the ongoing meet together with two golds and a silver.


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