Sneha: Set to make bigger waves

When you reside in Gandhi Bazaar, you cannot avoid getting drawn to the Basavangudi Aquatic Centre. Same was the case with Sneha

Published: 05th December 2013 08:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2013 08:04 AM   |  A+A-

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When you reside in Gandhi Bazaar, you cannot avoid getting drawn to the Basavangudi Aquatic Centre. Same was the case with Sneha. A casual visit sometime around 2005-06 started it all and Sneha took to swimming like a fish to water.

Since then, Sneha, training under national coach Pradeep Kumar, has done enough to keep the BAC flag flying high.

A total of 36 gold, 27 silver and seven bronze medals in various state, national and international meets stand testimony to Sneha’s achievements.

Sneha has broken many records on her way to victory. A freestyle exponent, she has set records in 50, 100, 200 metres events and also in the 4x100 metres relays.

Recent winner of the KOA award, Sneha was part of the state relay squad which won the silver in the senior nationals in Pune in 2012. In Thiruananthapuram, for the 4 x 100 metres free style, Sneha was again part of the silver winning team comprising Pooja Alva, Damini Gowda and Siya M.

She bagged three golds and a silver in the 39th junior national last year and also won a silver in the Federation Cup in Hyderabad. She set two relay meet records in the junior nationals in Bhopal the year before.

A willing learner and hard worker, Sneha was a surprise inclusion in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi as she bagged three golds in the junior and Federation Cup meets the same year.

This freestyle exponent sure has potential and in the coming years, she will surely prove her mettle on international platforms.

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