Chaitanya dazzles in World Police Games
Hyderabad: Belfast has been the chosen destination for the Vijayawada-based constable, Tulasi Chaitanya, to make a splash and get noticed across the...
Hyderabad: Belfast has been the chosen destination for the Vijayawada-based constable, Tulasi Chaitanya, to make a splash and get noticed across the world. The prodigiously gifted swimmer from Andhra Pradesh dazzled at the ongoing World Police Games at Belfast to superlative levels.
Not only has he brought laurels to his department and the State but also to the nation with his amazing exploits that included a breathtaking haul of six medals, including three gold and three silver on Monday. Quite ironically, he won a medal in each of the event he participated in what could be a momentous turnaround for Indian swimming as a whole.
Tulasi Chaitanya followed up the first day’s relay gold with another in the 4X50 medley relay. He was in his elements in individual competitions winning the yellow metal in 100mts freestyle and one silver each in three more events for an unprecedented six-medal tally.
The first international outing by any AP Police sportsperson in more than five decades has been truly memorable, opined Additional Director General of Police (Sports), Rajiv Trivedi, who is an accomplished sportsperson himself.
Stating that a rousing reception would be accorded to Chaitanya on his arrival, Trivedi said that the achievement was even more significant because the finest of swimmers from USA, Australia, Canada and Europe participated. The World Police Games will conclude on August 14.
Chaitanya’s Medal Tally: 1. Gold Medals-4x50m Freestyle relay (1:45.00); 4x50 m Medley relay (1:52.32), 100 m Freestyle (57.49 seconds); Silver medals: 50 m Freestyle (25.9 seconds), 100 m backstroke (1:05.24), 50 m back stroke (29.37 seconds).