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Swimmers set new more records

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High level of competition was witnessed after 15 Kenya national swimming records were broken at the Coast Open and Age Group swimming championship at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.

Youthful swimmer Muhammad Bilal Khandwalla of Bandari Swim Club smashed six national records as Emily Muteti of Mombasa Aquatics and Danilo Rosafio of Mombasa Academy entered their names in the record books.

Khandwalla broke two records (14-15yrs and junior record) in the 100m backstroke in a new time of 1.01.25 erasing his own record set on October 29 last year.

His old record stood at 1.01.76. The swimmer went ahead to break two more records in (14-15yrs and Junior record) in the 50m backstroke in a new time of 28.43 breaking his own old record of 28.56

The sensational swimmer went further to break two records in (14-15yrs and Junior record) in the 200m backstroke in a new time of 2.14.41 breaking the old record of 2.15.62 held by Akshay Milan Shah set on January 20, 2007 in United Kingdom.

Emily Muteti of Mombasa Aquatic broke the All-comers 400m Individual Medley (IM) in a new time of 5.05.90 breaking her own record set on October 14 last year of 5.10.90.

She also broke her own record in the 50m fly of 28.39 to set a new time of 28.09. In 200m breastroke All Comers, Emily shattered the previous record of 2.53.24 of Ambaar Michaelo to set a new time of 2.14.16.

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The 60th edition of The Banda Dagoretti Horse Show competition begun yesterday in Nairobi and will go on till Sunday. The four day high profile international competition is being held at the Rosy Savage Arena at Jamhuri Park grounds.

Aga Khan Academy Mombasa scooped the overall trophy during the Coast Open and Age Group swimming championships at their backyard. The winners bagged 833 points, beating Mombasa Academy who took second position with 531 points.

National Chess League champions KCB started their title defence in top form thrashing new comers Black Knights 5-0 as the tournament started on Sunday.

Joe Muya, Bindya Devani and Nur Nuno were consigned to barracks as Onesmus Mutua, wrote his own play at Ngong Race Course on Sunday.

74 swimmers hit qualifying times for the forthcoming international meets in Dubai and South Africa after the Kenya Swimming Federation, Nairobi Branch Level Two gala held at the weekend.

High level of competition was witnessed after 15 Kenya national swimming records were broken at the Coast Open and Age Group swimming championship at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.

Three national records were broken as Mombasa-based swimmer Emily Muteti of Mombasa Aquatic Swim Club erased her two national marks during the Coast Age Group swimming gala at Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.

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