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Seven-Year-Old Prodigy Shagun Sharma Dominates Swimming Championship

The championship, conducted by the Telangana Swimming Association, witnessed an extraordinary performance from the budding athlete.

Hyderabad: In a remarkable display of talent and determination, seven-year-old Shagun Sharma, a young swimming sensation hailing from Gachibowli Stadium swimming pool and representing Jubilee Hills Public School, clinched five gold medals in her respective events at the Sports For All Swimming Championship 2023 held at Gachibowli Stadium.

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The championship, conducted by the Telangana Swimming Association, witnessed an extraordinary performance from the budding athlete.

Shagun’s journey to victory was nurtured by her coach, Ayush Yadav, and her unwavering support system, consisting of her father, Swapnil Sharma, and mother, Paridhi Dubey. She started her swimming journey at the tender age of four, and her dedication and hard work have now reaped remarkable rewards.

The young swimmer’s achievements at the championship are nothing short of extraordinary:

  1. 50m Butterfly – Shagun clocked an impressive time of 54:00.
  2. 50m Backstroke – She showcased her skills with a time of 51:00.
  3. 50m Breaststroke – Shagun dominated with a time of 1.05.21.
  4. 50m Freestyle – Her swift performance earned her a time of 51:32.
  5. 200m Individual Medley (IM) – Shagun displayed her versatility with a time of 04.23.49.

In the fiercely competitive 50 Meters Freestyle event for girls under eight years, Shagun Sharma secured the top position with an astonishing time of 51.01, cementing her status as the champion of the category.

She left a lasting impression on the audience, coaches, and fellow swimmers with her exceptional skills and determination.

The second place in the 50 Meters Freestyle event went to Aavya Khomdram from Sanghamitra School in Kukatpally, who recorded a time of 52.45. Shagun’s victory serves as a testament to her unyielding spirit and her promising future in the world of swimming.

Shagun Sharma’s extraordinary accomplishments at such a young age have not only made her family, coach, and school proud but have also left the entire community in awe. She is undoubtedly a young talent to watch in the world of swimming, and her story is an inspiration to aspiring athletes everywhere.

With dedicated training and unwavering support, Shagun Sharma has the potential to make a significant mark in the world of competitive swimming in the years to come.

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