Mangaluru, June 05 2018: Monya Kousumi K, an 8 year old, of Puttur Aquatic Club swimming in Group 4 has won a silver medal in 50 metres freestyle at the Sub Junior and Junior state Aquatic Championship conducted by Karnataka Swimming Association in Mysuru on Monday.
With a fantastic timing of 33.87 seconds, she surprised her own coaches Partha Varanashi and Niroop G R when she reduced 3 seconds in the finals.
In spite of being the youngest in her group and this being Monya’s maiden race at Junior state meet, she comfortably qualified for the Junior Nationals Aquatic Championship to be held in Pune on June 26.
Bronze medal : Fourteen-year-old Neil Mascarenhas also from Puttur Aquatic club won a bronze medal in 200 breaststroke in the same meet. Both are students of St Philomena English medium school Puttur.
Both are trained by Partha Varanashi, Niroop G.R and Rohit here at Dr Shivarama Karantha Balawana Swimming Pool Puttur.