Talasha wins gold

Dempo Goodwill Ambassador and Goa’s swimming sensation Talasha Prabhu won a gold medal in 50m freestyle swimming event at the 66th Senior Aquatic Meet being held at Balewadi, Pune.

Talasha’s scintillating performance on Thursday made her the fastest Indian woman swimmer for the year 2012-13. However, her qualifying time (27:50sec) for morning heats was better than the finals time of 27:77sec. This was largely due to two hours delay in the start of the event as there were some power-failure and technical problems. Talasha had earlier won a silver medal for Goa in 50m butterfly event on Tuesday. [NT]