Break­through for Je­gath­eva

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Driveway -

PERTH Mod­ern School stu­dent Rahul Je­gath­eva (13) was the best un­der-18 swim­mer and third best male over­all at the Bar­ret Bun­bury Swim Thru over the re­cent long week­end.

The Joon­danna swim­mer fin­ished third in the 1.6km course be­hind An­drew Don­ald­son and Simon Huitenga.

On Labour Day, he beat 138 com­peti­tors to fin­ish first in the 1.25km Swim­ming WA Open Wa­ter Se­ries in Rock­ing­ham.

This re­sult se­cured him the best un­der-18 male swim­mer ti­tle.

Rahul said he was pleased with his per­for­mances.

“I’ve won the age group gold medal for a num­ber of Open Wa­ter races be­fore, but this was the first time I fin­ished over­all first in an open wa­ter race against the en­tire field,” he said.

Beat­ing the whole field was ex­tra spe­cial for Rahul Je­gath­eva.

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