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Commonwealth Youth Games 2023: Shoan Ganguly and Anupriya Valliyot claim silver and bronze medals respectively

Shoan Ganguly and Anupriya Valliyot Sasi claimed silver and bronze medals respectively at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 in Trinbago.

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Commonwealth Youth Games 2023: Shoan Ganguly and Anupriya Valliyot claim silver and bronze medals respectively | Sportz Point

India's Shoan Ganguly and Anupriya Valliyot Sasi claimed silver and bronze medals in the boys' 400m individual medley swimming event and the girls' shot put event respectively at the ongoing Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 in Trinbago.

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Commonwealth Youth Games 2023: Shoan Ganguly and Anupriya Valliyot claim silver and bronze medals respectively | Sportz Point

Shoan Ganguly bettered Aryan Nehra's timing of 4:27.62 clocked at the National Championships last month. Image- Republic World

Ganguly clocked the best Indian timing of 4:25.47 to win the silver medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023. At the same time, England's Reece Grady (4:24:16) took the gold while Scotland's Evan Davidson (4:25:68) took the bronze. Earlier, Ganguly bettered Aryan Nehra's timing of 4:27.62 clocked at the National Championships last month.

The best time clocked by an Indian swimmer is called the 'best Indian time'. While a time is considered a national competition record only if it is achieved at the National Swimming Championships. However, Indian swimmer Ridhima Kumar Virendra (30.04) finished seventh in the women's 50m backstroke.

Meanwhile, in the girls' shot put, Anupriya threw 15.62m in her third attempt to finish third behind South Africa's Alicia Eli Khunou (17.97) and Australia's Xylavene Beale (16.31). Khunou's effort was a Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 record in the field events.

India has sent a contingent of eight players to the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 which will end on August 11. The Games were about to happen from August 1 to 7, 2021. But they have to postpone it due to the COVID-19 pandemic and scheduling issues with the Tokyo Olympics and the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

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The multi-sport meet, meant only for under-18 athletes, started in 2000 and is making a return after six years. Heading into Commonwealth Youth Games 2023, India is the fourth-most successful country in the tournament's history with 125 medals - 51 gold, 38 silver, and 36 bronze. Australia, England, and South Africa occupy the top three spots. Some of India's top sports stars, including double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu, have featured in the Commonwealth Youth Games in the past.

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