IEP Chandigarh, October 9
In the ongoing 36th National Games at Gujarat, Punjab’s swimmer Chahat Arora won two gold and one silver medal with two new national records and has put Punjab on the national sports map in swimming. Punjab also won 1-1 gold medals in judo and cycling while five silver medals in Judo. In the National games, Punjab has won a total of 66 medals so far with 17 gold, 27 silver and 22 bronze medals.Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer while congratulating Chahat Arora said that with Chahat Arora’s golden achievement, the sport of swimming in Punjab will flourish. This will give inspiration to new age swimmers. Sports Minister also congratulated the other winners.Notably, Chahat has won two gold medals, setting new national records in both the 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke categories. Apart from this, she won a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke. Along with this, Chahat has also been selected for the World Swimming Championships to be held in Melbourne in December.Besides, Punjab won one gold and five silver medals in judo. Avtar Singh won gold in 100 below and category and Ranjeeta, Kanwarpreet Kaur, Ravneet Kaur, Sonam and Harshpreet Singh won silver medals. In cycling, Punjab’s Harshveer Singh won the gold medal in the 120 km road race.