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Khelo India University Games 2021- Bengaluru City University wins gold in Men’s Hockey

Bengaluru City University defended its Khelo India University Games title in the Men’s Hockey competition by defeating Guru Nanak Dev University.

The Guru Nanak boys started off on an attacking note but Bengaluru was solid in defence. Harish Mutagar of Bengaluru scored twice in the scoreline of 3-0. Mutagar ended up as the top scorer in the men’s event at Khelo India University Games 2021.
 

In Shooting, Sachin Gupta won three gold medals in the Recurve Archery events at KIUG2021. The 23-year-old student of Kurukshetra University first beat Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University’s Yashdeep Bhoge 6-4 in the Men’s Singles final.  An hour later, the duo of Sachin Gupta and Kirti won the Mixed Recurve event. Later, Kurukshetra University’s Men’s Recurve Rrchery team of Sachin Gupta, Krishan Sharma, Rahul and Sameer Ranga won their team event against Rani Durgavati University.

 

“It’s a great start of the season for me,” Sachin Gupta said after the event. “A competition like this at this time of the year is perfect. It has boosted my confidence to go to stage 2 of the World Cup.”

Komal Jagdale of Savitribai Phule Pune University won two back to back KIUG gold in Women’s 3000m Steeplechase. She improved her Khelo India University Games Record clocking 10:13.49. She will now concentrate on 3000m Steeplechase and 5000m events at World University Games in China from 26 June to 7th July 2022.

Prince Mishra from Lovely Professional University created a new KIUG Men’s 3000m Steeplechase record when he clocked 8:58.38. The earlier record of 9:11.26 stood in the name of Atul Poonia.

Jain University continues to maintain the lead in the medal table with 17 gold, while Lovely Professional University has climbed to the second point with 13 gold medals. Punjab University is in the third position with 11 gold.

 

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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