SUCCESS AT STATE MASTER’S AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIP – 2014

From  right to Left Mr. Jagadish Gasti, Mr. Balawant Pattar, Mr. Laxman Kumbhar and Mr. Lokappa
From right to Left Mr. Jagadish Gasti, Mr. Balawant Pattar, Mr. Laxman Kumbhar and Mr. Lokappa

Master Swimmers Mr. Laxman Kumbhar, Mr. Balwant Pattar, Mr. Lokappa and Mr. Jagadish Gasti represented Swimmers Club Belgaum at State Master’s Aquatic Championship and bagged 4 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals and 6 Bronze Medals. The championship was held at Nettakallapa Aquatic Centre, Bangalore on 1st and 2nd of November 2014. The detailed results are as follows;

Bella Vista Belagavi

Mr. Jagdish Gasti Age : 35 yrs. Group C (35 to 39 yrs.)

400 mtrs. Free Style Gold Medal

50 mtrs. Butterfly Gold Medal

200 mtrs. Individual Medley Gold Medal

100 mtrs. Free Style Silver Medal

Mr. Laxman Kumbhar Age : 67 yrs. Group I (65 to 69 yrs.)

50 mtrs. Butterfly Gold Medal

50 mtrs. Breast Stroke Silver Medal

100 mtrs. Breast Stroke Silver Medal

50 mtrs. Back Stroke Silver Medal

4*50 mtrs. Medley Relay Bronze Medal

Mr. Balwant Pattar Age : 63 yrs. Group H (60 to 64 yrs.)

100 mtrs. Free Style Silver Medal

50 mtrs. Back Stroke Bronze Medal

50 mtrs. Free Style Bronze Medal

4*50 mtrs. Medley Relay Bronze Medal

Mr. Lokappa Age : 59 yrs. Group H (55 to 59 yrs.)

100 mtrs. Breast Stroke Bronze Medal

4*50 mtrs. Medley Relay Bronze Medal

Mr. Jagadish Gasti is a Physical Director in Sangoli Rayanna College, Belgaum. Mr. Laxman Kumbhar is retired RMS officer and member of Lingayat Sunghatne and Senior Citizen Association, Mahantesh Nagar. He is participating in swimming competition from the past 30 yrs. and bagged around 200 state and national medals. Mr. Balwant Pattar is retired BSNL Sub Divisional officer and former president and active member of Vishvakarma Maha Sabha. Mr. Lokappa is Assistant Director of Food and Civil Supply, Belgaum. All the swimmers are practicing at Rotary Corporation Sports Academy’s Swimming Pool, Goaves, Belgaum and Suvarna JNMC Olympic Size Swimming Pool, JNMC Campus, Belgaum under the guidance of Shri Umesh Kalghatgi and Shri Sudhir Kusane.

More than 500 swimmers from all over state participated in the above said championship. All the swimmers are selected in the Karnataka Team for Master’s National Aquatic Championships to be held at Bellary during 21st to 23rd November 2014.

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