Chandan Sarkar Wins 81Ker

Chandan Sarkar Wins 81Ker

Chandan Sarkar of Bengal won the 68th edition of the 81 km India National Open Water Swimming Competition on the River Bhagirathi over 23 men and 4 women.

After finishing third in last year’s event, Sarkar comfortably won in 11 hours, 4 minutes over Debkumar Halder in 11:17:08 and Mohammad Moonmoon Ahmed of Bangladesh in 11:23:39 in third. The top three finishers received INR 50,000 (US$970), INR 30,000 (US$582) and INR 20,000 (US$388) in prize money respectively.

Sonu Debnath won the shorter 19 km race over 18 other men while Priyanka Karmakar out-swam 31 other women. For the shorter race, the top three finishers receive INR 20,000 (US$388), INR 15,000 (US$291) and INR 10,000 (US$194) in the downstream event.

81 km Results
1. Chandan Sarkar, 11:04:43
2. Debkumar Halder, 11:17:08
3. Mohammad Moonmoon Ahmed, 11:23:39

Men’s 19 km Results
Sonu Debnath, 2:09.32
Palash Chowdhury, 2:14.16
Jeeshan Ali, 2::14.41

Women’s 19 km Results
Priyanka Karmakar, 2:19:49
Namita Madgundi, 2::21.22
Jahnvi Bankar, 2::25.55

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