Mumbai : The first day of 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship event witness exuberant top swimming talent from 25 states getting ready for the big event. For Maharashtra, women swimmers dominated the first day of the competition.

Jyotsna Pansare who trains at Glenmark Aquatic Foundation won the first gold for Maharashtra in the 50m butterfly for women with a time of 29.27. Avantika Chawan made it 2 for Maharashtra winning the silver with a time of 29.54 while Damini K Gowda of Karnataka with a time of 29.62.

The last event of the day the 4*100m freestyle relay for women saw Rayna Saldanha, Jyotsna Pansare, Avankita Chawan and Monique Gandhi join forces together to win the second gold of the day for Maharashtra with a time of 4:07.27. Karnataka finished second with a time of 04:11.47 while Bengal won Bronze with a time of 4:21.90.

Monique Gandhi won the first medal for Maharashtra. Monique won silver in the 400m Women’s Freestyle with a time of 04:41.02. Rayna Saldahna won the second silver for Maharashtra in the 200 Indiaviual Medley for Women with a time of 02:30.34. Yuga Birnale of Maharashtra won the first bronze for Maharashtra as she edge passed Rayna Saldanha with a time of 1:08.19.

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