Chandigarh’s 24- time-old swoon Chahat Arora broke the women’s 100m breaststroke national record twice, first in the heat and then in the final, to win the gold medal at the 75th Senior National Swimming Championships in Guwahati on Saturday. Arora, who first broke Saloni Dalal’s first national record of 1 minute and14.87 seconds in Thiruvananthapuram in 2018 in the 100m breaststroke heat with a timing of114.38 seconds, bettered her new national record to win the gold medal. With a time of one minute13.61 second on Sunday evening. Arora had also won a silver in the women’s 200m breaststroke and Saturday’s order meant that she has now won three medals at the public position.
“It’s a special moment for me to break the public record in the women’s 100m breaststroke event twice a day. My earlier stylish timing was 1 nanosecond14.42 second and bettered it in the first heat and also in the final to set a new public record to make it special. The conditions were a bit damp then as the rainfall was a bit rough, but setting a public record will inspire me a lot, ” Arora said while speaking to The Indian Express from Guwahati.
Arora first came into the spotlight when she came the public champion in the 50m breaststroke event at the elderly Citizens in 2016, before winning a citation order in the 100m breaststroke event at the South Asian Games in Guwahati at the same time.
Arora, who was part of the citation order- winning 4X100 medley relay Indian platoon at the 2017 Asian Age Group Swimming Crowns in Tashkent, also won a tableware order in the 2019 edition of the event. At the same time, Arora won the 50m breaststroke champion with a new public record at the South Asian Games in Kathmandu, Nepal.
before this week, Arora set a new public record in the women’s 50m breaststroke event in Guwahati with a record time of32.94 seconds before she clocked33.22 in the final to claim the gold order. The public record in the 50m breaststroke event meant that Arora came the first Indian woman to enter the 32-alternate type in the event.
Over the once time I had I’ve trained under my trainer Sandeep Sejwal and my coming target will be the forthcoming National Games.