At the current Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad, India’s Shoan Ganguly and Anupriya Valliyot Sasi won silver and bronze medals in the boys’ 400-meter individual medley swimming event and the girl’s shot put, respectively.
Ganguly finished second to Reece Grady of England (4:24:16) with the greatest Indian time of 4:25.47, and Evan Davidson of Scotland took third place with a time of 4:25.68.
Ganguly beat Aryan Nehra’s record-breaking time of 4:27:62 from the Nationals earlier this month.
The “Best Indian Time” is the quickest time recorded by an Indian swimmer, and when a timing is set at the National Aquatic Championships, it is regarded as a national meet record.
Anupriya finished third in the girl’s shotput competition, behind Australia’s Xylavene Beale (16.31) and South Africa’s Alicia Eli Khunou (17.97), with a throw of 15.62 metres in her third try.
In the field events, Khunou’s performance set a Commonwealth Youth Games record.
Ridhima Kumar Veerendra (30.04) placed eighth in the women’s 50-meter backstroke, among other results.
A team of eight athletes from India participated in the seventh iteration of the competition, which will end on August 11.
The COVID-19 epidemic, scheduling conflicts with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games caused the games to be postponed from August 1–7, 2021, as they had originally been planned.