Nagpur: The women’s yoga team of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) created history by winning a gold medal in the third Khelo India University Games (KIUG) underway in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
In the competition, the women’s team completed all the sets correctly and recorded the highest score of 407.0 points to clinch the gold medal. The silver medal was bagged by Kurukshetra University with 398.42 points while the bronze medal went to Ranchi University who collected 393.1 points.
The RTMNU team, guided by Tej Singh Jagdale, consisted of Kalyani Chute (Dr Motghare Mahavidyalaya.), Chhakuli Selokar, Rachna Ambulkar (both Priyadarshini Mahavidyalaya), Srishti Shende (Swami Ramananda Theertha College), Nupur Bakale (Nabira Mahavidyalaya, Katol), Alisha Gaymukhe (Kamala Nehru Mahavidyalaya).
Last year, the men’s team had won gold while the women’s team had to settle for silver. RTMNU Sports Director Dr Sharad Suryawanshi, Vice Chancellor Dr Subhash Chaudhary, Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr Sanjay Dudhe, Registrar Dr Raju Hiwse, members of team selection committee Sonali Shirbhate, Dr Devendra Wankhede, Dr Tej Singh Jagdale, Anil Mohgaonkar, coaches Sandesh Khare, Siddharth Khare, Bhushan Take and others congratulated the winning team.
Alfia makes it to the final:
International boxer Alfiya Pathan secured another medal for RTMNU after she walked into the final of the competition. Alfiya walked into the final as her opponent Deepika Reich of CCSU failed to appear on time for the bout. In archery, Deepak Kumar missed the bronze medal by just four points.
Fencer Shruti bags bronze
Shruti Joshi of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) bagged a bronze medal in individual category in fencing at the ongoing third Khelo India University Games in Uttar Pradesh.
In the sabre category, Shruti, a student of Ambedkar Institute of Management, reached the semi-finals with a 15-12 victory over Aditi Sonwane of Pune University. Shruti had to settle for a bronze medal as she lost 2-15 to GNDU’s Jagmeet Kaur.