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