- Danush shines in 100m, 200m breasstroke while Vedant clinches bronze
in 200m butterfly in SA Olympic Trials Youth Grouping
Danush’s Gold medal in the 200m breaststroke, he clocked a time of 2.25.42 seconds, saw him earn a place in the semifinals of the event in the Open category. Incidentally, it was also a new Personal Best (PB) for the Chennai-based swimmer. In the 100m breaststroke, Danush’s Silver medal was clinched after he recorded a time of 1.07.39 seconds.
Vedant, who hails from Mumbai, clinched Bronze in the 200m butterfly. Vedant logged a time of 2.14.13 seconds to win the medal.
Coach Graham Hill, under whom the seven boys train, said that doing well in a competition as keenly contested as the Olympic Trials would do a world of good to the confidence of the seven swimmers. “It is a wonderful achievement to come out of the Olympic Trials with three medals. The boys competed against some of the best in the world and that’s a big plus. Even Likith swam well and was unlucky to miss out on a medal. All the seven are improving steadily and the future looks bright,” he said.