Champ Devika Races to Win on Land, in Water

Published: 21st December 2015 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2015 05:46 AM   |  A+A-


BENGALURU: At the age of 14, Devika Srikanth has ‘endured’ enough to face any opponent and emerge triumphant. An exponent of the extremely tough sport of aquathlon (swimming and running various distances without a break), Devika is a bundle of energy.

The ninth standard student of GEAR Innovative International School in Bengaluru is a fine swimmer and an athlete. As a natural consequence, she has been able to perform consistently well in aquathlon.

Devika has won gold medals in aquathlon consecutive at the state level for three years and at the national level for two. She has the rare distinction of clocking timings better than the gold medal winners among boys at national level events.

At an international aquathlon event organised by GoSport at Dubai in November, Devika won the competition in the under-18 category. Devika has also won medals in swimming and athletics. Her next competition is the CBSE Nationals athletics meet at Raipur this month. Devika trains under V Nataraj (swimming) and N Vishwanath (athletics). Karnataka has a champion of a different mould in Devika.


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