New state record in Sikkim open swimming championship

3 Sep 2018

The 14th Sikkim State Open Swimming Championship 2018 organized by the Sikkim Amateur Swimming Association  was held in the Tashi Namgyal Academy swimming pool during the weekend, said an IPR release on Monday.
Over 150 participants from Tashi Namgyal Academy, Manjusri Public School, Nim Valley School, Water Garden Swimming club, G.D. Goenka School, Delhi Public School, Siliguri, Taketse International School, Institute of Hotel management (Sajong), Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Assam Valley School, Paljor Namgyal Girls Senior Secondary School and others from the open category battled in the pool for the two days.
A total of 95 swimming events in categories like Sub junior boys & girls (group III & IV),  Junior boys & girls (group I & II) and Men & women (Open) were held. All races were held as per the rules and regulations of the Swimming Federation of India and FINA.
Veron Gurung(aged 15 years) of Delhi Public School created a new state record during the heats of the 50 mtrs free style. He clocked a timing of 00:28:75 beating the record created earlier by Sidharth Rabden who had set the record at 00:29:19. (EOIC)