Assam’s Shivangi Sharma swam past Olympian Manna Patel of Gujarat to clinch the gold medal in the women’s 100m Freestyle final of the 36th National Games at the Sardar Patel Aquatics Complex in Rajkot.
Shivangi won in 58.77 seconds, leaving behind the more celebrated Manna, who took the silver after clocking 59.15s. Karnataka’s S Rujula (59.17) settled for the bronze medal after finishing two seconds behind the Gujarat swimmer.
Meanwhile, World Boxing Championship bronze medalist Jamuna Boro (Assam) came up with an inspiring 5-0 win over lesser-known Nirmal (Nagaland) to open her campaign in style in the Women’s 57kg weight division at the 36th National Games here on Thursday.
Her state-mate and former World Youth champion Ankushita Boro also advanced to the next round after forcing the referee to stop her contest with Telangana’s Niharika Gonella in the Women’s 66kg weight division at the Mahatma Mandir convention centre.