The 10th Asian Age Group Championships 2019 was a major international swimming competition that took place in the city of Bengaluru, India. The event ran from September 24th to 27th and featured over 800 participants from 32 countries around the world. It served as a great platform for young swimmers to test their mettle and showcase their skills in front of an international audience.
The competitions were held across six different categories which included 15-17 years, 14 years and under, and 18 years and above, for both genders. Events featured various swimming styles such as freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke, and individual medley.
The championship was a highly competitive event, and swimmers from various Asian countries gave it their all to secure a podium finish. However, it was China who dominated the event, winning a total of 52 gold medals, 30 silver medals, and 15 bronze medals. They were followed by Japan who won 22 gold medals, 34 silver medals, and 26 bronze medals. India finished third, earning a total of 14 golds, 9 silvers and 7 bronze medals.
The 10th Asian Age Group Championships also set a few new records. In the 400m freestyle, China’s Jiaxing Wang broke the previous record of 3:57.03 when he clocked a time of 3:56.75. Likewise, the 15-year-old Indian swimmer Swadesh Mondal also made a splash, setting a new meet record of 2:04.30 in the 200m butterfly. He also won the gold medal in that particular event.
The championship was a great platform for young swimmers to showcase their talent and also provided them with an opportunity to learn from their competitors. It was a place where the budding swimmers learned from their mistakes and looked to improve their skills and techniques to swim at a higher level.
The 10th Asian Age Group Championships 2019 Bengaluru was a highly successful event, combining great competition, record-breaking performances and a wonderful atmosphere. The final day of the championship was highly nostalgic for everyone present because as the swimmers left the pool, they carried with them memories and a sense of pride in representing their respective countries. The event also brought together people from different landscapes, cultures, and religion, truly making it an international event. The next edition of this event is eagerly awaited by both aspiring and established swimmers.