MIT dominates the inter-MAHE swimming competition
Manipal: The Manipal University Inter-Collegiate Swimming Competition was organised at the MIT Swimming Pool by Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) on September 22-23. The event saw participants from various colleges under the Manipal University banner.
Representatives from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (KMC), Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Faculty of Architecture,(FOA), School Of Communication (SOC), Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (KMC Mangalore), School Of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) and MIT all participated in the annual event. The event was a time trial format, which meant that the swimmer who completed the particular event distance in the least time would win.
A participant shot in action during the 100m Butterfly event. || Photograph Courtesy: Gibin Biju Justus
The event saw an extravagant display of swift and competitive swimming, with each swimmer giving their 100%. Dr Satish Mallya, Director of Physical Education and the Chief Coordinator of the event said, “Manipal has the best talents in terms of swimming, with many state and national level swimmers presently pursuing their degrees in KMC, MIT and the like.” The individual overall championships in the men’s and women’s categories were won by Sreekanth Gee (MIT) and Sitara Niranjan (KMC) respectively. Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) bagged the men’s team championship, whereas KMC bagged the women’s team championship. The hosts emerged victorious as they won the overall championship with a massive lead.
Students battling it out during one of the Women’s events. || Photograph Courtesy: Gibin Biju Justus
Sitara Niranjan, a second-year KMC student and overall women’s champion said, “The event helps to create a balance between study and activity, and helps relieve the pressure of academics.” The event saw a great deal of interaction between the students and staff of the various colleges of the university.
Hosts MIT had the largest number of participants. Nithish Kumar, one of the participants from MIT said, “The participation has seen an increase as compared to previous years, especially in the freestyle events.” The freestyle stroke is the most basic stroke in swimming and is taught first to beginners.
Edited by Sherry Philips
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