Indian duo of N Wilson Singh and Satish Kumar Prahapati came up with an impressive performance to win gold in the 10m platform synchronised diving here at the on-going 10th Asian Age Group Aquatics Championships in Bengaluru on Monday.
India extended their total medal tally to 60 medal (17 gold, 23 silver and 20 bronze) in the championships, which is the largest aquatic event in Asia. Wilson Singh and Satish Kumar scored 290.19 to beat Uzbekistan’s Zaynetdinov Marsel and Khasanov Botir who scored 280.53 points. The bronze medal was won by Mojtaba Valipour and Masood Vakili of Iran with 266.16 points in the event.
“We are very happy with our performance. We prepared very well for this championships and the national camp in Pune was important to sharpen our skills,” stated Wilson on winning the gold medal.
India’s Ramananda Sharma continued his fine form as he bagged a silver medal for India in the 3m springboard for open category while Siddharth Pradeshi added another bronze medal to his kitty in the same event.
Sharma scored a total of 287.75 points behind Philippines’ Deorelar Francisco who scored 295.70 points while Pradeshi scored 282.15 points.
In men’s water polo, unbeaten Japan won gold after they secured convincing 21-6 win against Sri Lanka in their last round robin league match to finish with 12 points late on Sunday. Earlier in the tournament they won against China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan won silver secured while India finished last in the fray of six teams.
Meanwhile in artistic swimming, the Japanese dominated the show with 4 golds and 1 silver medal while China has won 1 gold and 3 silver. Kazakhstan too won gold 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in the championships.