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Assam boy sets new record in National Swimming Competition

In the NATIONAL SUB-JUNIOR SWIMMING COMPITION held in Goa from 21-06-07, Sagar, a resident of Assam established a new national record in 50 meters Breast Stroke. Sagar clocked a time of 40.36 seconds. The previous record was 40.66 seconds. He also won a silver medal in 50 meters Butterfly in a time of 33.91 seconds. Apart from it, his partner Biplab Kumar reached the final of 50 meters Breast Stroke.
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