Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By SHAN­NAN OSRIN

PERTH Mod­ern School stu­dents Rad­heya and Rahul Je­gath­eva com­peted in con­trast­ing sports over the Easter long week­end.

Rad­heya (15) played in the Na­tional Scrab­ble Cham­pi­onships in Mel­bourne, while younger brother Rahul (13) swam in the In­dian Ocean All-Stars Chal­lenge in Perth.

Rahul won four gold, two sil­ver and two bronze medals as well as the 13-year-old group prize for Out­stand­ing Male Swim­mer.

He said he en­joyed the com­pet­i­tive na­ture of the day.

“I was pretty ex­cited to rep­re­sent Australia com­pet­ing against the Asia team,” he said.

“Be­fore the event we had a get-to-know-you ses­sion with some coaches and one with my own coach, Travis Ned­er­pelt.”

Rad­heya won the High­est Na­tional Rat­ings Gain for Youth and fin­ished sec­ond over­all in the Na­tional Scrab­ble Cham­pi­onships.

“It was a re­ally fun ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause I have never trav­elled for scrab­ble be­fore and I think it pro­vided me an in­sight into what hap­pens in those kinds of tour­na­ments,” he said.

“I was very ner­vous... (but) I’m quite happy with the re­sults I got.”

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson­mu­ni­ d436370

Cham­pion swim­mer Rahul (13) and his scrab­ble mas­ter brother Rad­heya Je­gath­eva (15).

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