Indian Swimming Champion: Manna Patel

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Manna Patel, the young sensation from Gujarat, won two gold medals in 50m and 200m backstroke in this year’s national games. She set a meet record in 100 meters. She later went on to break her own record, a week later in the 60th National School Games in Rajkot finishing 43 seconds faster with a time of 1:07:19.

The 14-year old, burst onto the scene five years back at the Asia Age Group championship Tokyo, by breaking the national record in 50m and 100m back stroke. At the age of 13, she became the youngest player to break three national records at the Junior National Aquatics Championship in Hyderabad.