KATHMANDU, June 14: Sirish Gurung added four golds and two silver medals on Thursday to take his tally to nine golds and three silver medals in the Seventh Pramod Cup Age Group and Open Swimming Championship.
Likewise, Shreya Dhital claimed four more golds on Thursday. She had won five golds on Wednesday, the first day of the championship.
Gurung clocked 5 minutes 1.94 seconds to clinch gold in 400m freestyle of open category and completed 100m freestyle of the open section on the top of the victory stand with a timing of 1 minute 3.66 seconds.
Gurung, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, clocked 1 minute 15.15 seconds to complete 100m freestyle of boys´ 13-14 years age group. He also claimed gold medal in 50m butterfly of the age group event with a timing of 32.22 seconds.
He has to satisfy with silver medals in 100m backstroke of men´s open section and 50m backstroke of age group event. Dilip Thapa Magar claimed gold in 100m backstroke event with a timing of 1 minute 19.35 seconds while Samrakshan Thapa clocked 37.34 seconds to reach ahead of Gurung in the 50m backstroke of age group.
Dhital, the Nepali mermaid qualified to seal universal place for London Olympics finishing 200m freestyle and 50m freestyle of the open section in 2 minutes 43.53 seconds and 33 seconds respectively to claim gold medals.
She clinched gold in 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly of the girls´ 15-17 age group with the timings of 1 minute 21.50 seconds and 35.62 seconds respectively.
In the open section, Sonira Bista (women´s 100m backstroke), Ceila Gurung (women´s 50m backstroke), Manish Chitrakar (men´s 50m butterfly) and Prabesh Adhikari (men´s 50m breaststroke) claimed gold medals.
In age groups, Ceila Gurung (girls´ 13-14 years, 50m backstroke), Niharika Tuladhar (girls´ 11-12 years, 50m freestyle), Jayant P Gurung (boys´ 15-17 years, 50m backstroke), Ankit Gupta ( boys´ 10 and under, 50m freestyle), Angeela Sangbo (girls´ 13-14 years, 50m freestyle) and Manish Chitrakar (boys´ 15-17 years, 50m freestyle) claimed gold medals in their respective age groups and strokes.
Likewise, Oshina Bharati (girls´ 11-12 years, 50m backstroke), Sonira Bista (girls´ 15-17 years, 50m breaststroke), Kiran Karki (boys´ 11-12 years, 50m breaststroke) and Sabbu Bista (girls´ 10 and under, 50m breaststroke) also claimed gold medals in their respective age groups and strokes.
In 4X50m freestyle relay of 17 and under age group of boys, team of Little Angels´ School, which includes swimmers Sanjeet Chaudhary, Sishir Thapa, Samrakshan Thapa and Dawa Zambo Sherpa, clinched the gold medal with a timing of 2 minutes 4.56 seconds. HIMS finished second in the relay while Shuvatara finished third.
LA wins team championship
Little Angels´ School won the team championship of the tournament with 90 points while Lincoln School finished second with 73 points. HIMS finished third with 41 points in its kitty.