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Since 1st March, 1999
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Karnataka sink 4 meet records

Hyderabad, Dec. 14 (PTI): Karnataka swimmers clinched three of the five gold medals on offer even as four records fell by the wayside in the National Games here on Saturday.

Deepak Kumar of Andhra Pradesh got two yellow metals as the hosts continued their gold-grabbing act.

Shikha Tandon set a new record in the womenís 200m freestyle event and Deepak in the menís 100 m breast stroke.

Reshmi Das of Andhra Pradesh created a new Games record in the high board diving event while Punjab set a new record in the team time trial cycling event. Manipur picked up the other gold in cycling, in the womenís team time trial.

Karnatakaís Sandhyarani Devi claimed gold in the womenís upto 48kg weightlifting event, lifting a total of 180.5 kg.

Punjab shocked

In menís football, Tamil Nadu shocked defending champions Punjab 2-1 while title-aspirants Kerala consolidated their claim for a semi-final berth whipping Andhra Pradesh 7-0.

Kerala registered a straight-set victory over Punjab to move into the semi-finals of the menís volleyball. Although Kerala and Punjab finished with four points each after their group engagements, Kerala cruised into the last four stage by virtue of a better set average.

Dhanraj Pillay led Maharashtra to a 2-0 win over Karnataka while Services drew Tamil Nadu 1-1 in menís hockey.

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