RISHIKA Bodele of Taywade College, Koradi bagged first medal for Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) in the All India Inter-University Aquatic Championship under way at Kalinga Institue of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
In the five-day event that concludes on December 26, Rishika finished second best to pocket a silver medal in the 50m breastroke with a timing of 36.37 secs.
This was RTMNU’s first medal in the competition. The podium finish has earned her a place in the Khelo India championship in 50m and 200m events.
Rishika is a regular member of Aqua Sports Club and trains under the watchful eyes of Dr Pravin Lamkhade. Her achievement was hailed by Principal Dr Sharayou Taywade, Dr Sunil Bhotmange, teaching and non-teaching staff.