Punjabi University won Overall Championship
Patiala 5 January : On the final day of 6th All India Inter University Fencing Championship, which was going on indoor gymnasium hall of Punjabi University under the chairmanship of Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma Director Sports, Punjabi University Men team won the Overall Championship and Kannur University won the overall championship in Women section. Dr. Jaspal Singh Ji, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of host University came as Chief Guest of the occasion and gave away the prizes to the winners. Jathedar Avtar Singh Ji Makkar President SGPC Sri Amritsar was the special guest on this occasion. Dr. Jaspal Singh said in his speech that our sports department is not only doing good in sports, infect it has also mastered over organizing such huge events. After winning MAKA Trophy, university's responsibilities have been increased to maintain its top position in the field of sports in India. Principal Jasbir Kaur President Sports Committee were also present. In this tournament 700 fencer from 55 universities of the country participated.
Patiala 2 January : 6th All India Inter University Fencing (M&W) Championship begins here at Indoor Gymnasium Sports Complex of Punjabi University under the chairmanship of Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma, Director Sports. Dr. Amritpal Kaur, Dean Students Welfare (Girls) came as Chief Guest on the inaugural ceremony of the championship. Near about 700 players from various universities of the country are participating in this four days tournament.
Patiala - 31 December, 2013: 6th All India Inter University Fencing (M & W) Championship being organized by Punjabi University Patiala from 2 to 5 January, 2014 at University Sports Complex. The opening ceremony is scheduled to be held on on 2 jan, 2013 by 10.30 a.m. at university gymnasium hall.
Ankit completes distance double with a recordPatiala – 27 December 2013
It was a memorable outing for Maharishi Dayanand University’s Ankit Malik as he secured a distance double by clingching the 10,000m gold with a new meet mark of 30:05.76 that improved Suresh Kumar’s three-year-old time of 30:12.40. Earlier he won the 5,000m on the opening day.
The fifth and penultimate day’s proceedings in Punjabi University Sports Complex also witnessed the maiden appearance of 3,000m steeplechase in the inter-university programme. National junior record-holder Parul Chaudhary (Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut) won the inaugural women’s race in a time of 11:03.43 while the men’s title went to hosts Punjabi University’s Deep Chand in 9:36.20.
Thrower Navjeet Kaur (Guru Nanak Dev) was the second athlete to complete a “double” today as she tossed the 4 kg metal ball to 13.69m to win the shot put. She won the discus throw with a personal best 51.23m on the opening day.
N.V. Sheena and Silpa Chacko made it 1-2 for Mahatma Gandhi University (Kottayam) in women’s triple jump. Sheena hop, step and jumped a decent 13.09m for the ‘numero uno’ position while Shilpa logged 12.74m for the silver. Punjabi’s Bhumika Thakur—the long jump winner—made it to the podium again with a 12.31m third place jump.
Delhi varsity boy and former Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Arjun humbled rest of the field by taking the discus gold with a throw of 52.59m. However he was failing in his bid to erase Kirpal Singh’s meet mark of 54.44m. Incidentally Arjun won every major competition this year starting from Federation Cup at Patiala, Inter-State at Chennai and Open Nationals at Ranchi and posted a personal best 56.78m at FedCup in Patiala in April. Parveen Kumar (JRNRV Udaipur, 49.31m) and Prashant Malik (Panjab, 49.15m) were the other podium finishers in this event.
Hosts Punjabi University continued their gold run as Parveen Kumar (Pole Vault, 4.70m) and Sonu (women’s High Jump, 1.71m) brought further laurels on the penultimate day.
Ram. Murali Krishnan for the Organisers
Pooja improved 10K record while salvaging her lost pride
Patiala – 26 December 2013
When Pooja Varade fails to defend her title and finished third in women’s 5000m on the opening day there were speculation about her present form. However the Pune varsity distance runner re-emerged like a Phoenix and went on to take the 10000m gold on Thursday morning with a record to bout. Pooja clocked a credible 36:04.64 that shattered Calicut University’s defending champion M.D. Thara’s last year time of 36:22.35. Thara not only lost her record but also a podium finish as she could get only a fourth place for her 36:46.38 today. Harpreet Kaur (Punjabi, 36:08.37) and Rohini Raut (R.T.M. Nagpur, 36:09.22) in the next two places also bettered the previous mark. Pooja was a bronze medallist in the longer distance last year.
In yet another final of the morning, Karamjit Kaur from hosts Punjabi University returned a time of 24:54.33 to win the gold. Although it was more than a minute outside Khushbir Kaur’s meet mark, Karamjit’s feat needs to be lauded as she climbed the top spot from her eighth place position in last year. Same was the case with bronze medallist K.M. Meeshma of Calicut as she jumped five places up from her seventh in 2012.
Dharmender Kumar of Rajasthan threw the javelin to 72.63m for the gold while Emitha Baby from Mahatma Gandhi University (Kottayam) scaled 3.10m to win women’s pole vault—an event that used to be an exciting one when meet record-holder (3.60m) Khyati Vakharia and her predecessor V.S. Sureka took part earlier.
Punjabi’s Navjot Singh pulled a surprise as he pushed favourite and SAF junior champion Mohammed Salahuddin (Bharathiar) to second spot in triple jump by just 3 cm (15.40 to 15.37m).
The hosts also grabbed one more title through heptathlete Purnima Hembram, the Asian junior champion. Bharathiar University got a gold medal in decathlon as R. Suren tabulate 6057 points to win a see-saw battle from Rohtak’s Ankit Saini in just 9 points.
Ram. Murali Krishnan for the Organisers
Annu Rani and Rachna posts new marks
Patiala, 25 December 2013
Athletes from hosts Punjabi University had a profitable day as they garnered as much as four gold medals in the ongoing 74th All India Inter-University Athletics Championships here on Christmas day.
Unheralded Gurlal Singh pulled a stunner as he clocked an impressive 10.76 secs and adjudged the fastest man of the meet title for Punjabi University. Pre-race favourite Husandeep Singh (Panjab University) finished third in 10.95 secs due to groin injury while M.G. University’s Anuroop John settled with a silver medal in 10.90s. The second gold for the hosts came from shot putter Tejinderpal Singh who, in spite of missing the meet mark by just 17 cm, took the gold with a heave of a personal best 18.54m. It was indeed a proud moment for Tejinder as he improved his silver position from the last edition held at Kalyani. Teammate Navtejdeep Singh (17.55m) and Panjab’s Gagandeep Singh (16.70m) were the other medallists in this event.
Half-miler Manjeet Singh, fourth in this year’s Asian championships at Pune, brought the third gold for Punjabi University with a modest 1:52.73 to win the 800m while woman hammer thrower sent out the ball and chain to a new distance of 53.86m to win the hammer throw.
Earlier national champion Annu Rani, representing Chaudhary Charan Singh University of Meerut, eclipsed the meet mark in women’s javelin throw by sent the spear to 52.64m that removed Sanjo Devi’s seven-year-old 51.69m from the books. In that process Annu Rani successfully defends her title from the previous edition held at Kalyani last year.
International Dutee Chand (K.I.I.T. University, Bhubaneswar) ran her slowest 100m race of the year when taking the women’s crown in 12.04 secs.
Mohamad Imran Arafath (Madurai Kamaraj, 47.70s) and Anilda Thomas (M.G. University, 55.71s) took the 400m flat while Binu Aquito (Madras, 53.21s) and Anu Raghavan (Calicut, 61.25s) crowned 400m hurdles for men and women divisions respectively. Incidentally Anu was the second athlete to defend the title from last year.
Lucknow varsity’s Pramila Yadav in 800m (2:12.75) and Anna University’s M. Vigneshwar in long jump (7.30m) were the other winners of the day.
Ram. Murali Krishnan for the Organisers
Bhupendra returned new time in men’s 20,000m walk
PATIALA 24 December : 74th All India Inter University Athletics Championship successfully entered into its second day under the chairmanship of Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma Director Sports, Punjabi University. In the second day of the tournament Krishna Punia, renowned International athlete came to bless the players.