MIT Walks Away with Top Honours at Inter-MAHE Swimming
MANIPAL: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Inter- Collegiate Swimming Competition was organised by Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) on October 25-26 at the swimming pool of Marena Sports Complex, Manipal.
The defending champions Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), continued their glorious form, winning yet another Overall Championship trophy, ahead of Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Manipal, who once again finished just behind the champions, with School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) being the second runners-up. The individual champions for the men`s category and women’s category were Nithish Kumar (MIT) and Sitara Niranjan (KMC, Manipal) respectively.
There was a total of 17 events scheduled for the two days of the competition. The competition followed the time trial format from the previous year, which meant that the winners would be decided based on the time they took to finish the race. The swimmers showed a lot of heart and skill during the various events, inspiring many and leaving the audience awestruck with their performances. Some of the more popular events were 50 metres Free Style, 50 metres Breast stroke, 50 metres Back Stroke and 50 metre Butterfly, these events also saw maximum participation in both the categories.
The Chief Guests for the closing ceremony were Dr. BHV Pai, Joint Director, MIT and Dr. N Udupa, Director Research, MAHE, Manipal. They appreciated the display of healthy competition by the athletes and also appreciated the host college for successfully organising an event of this magnitude.
It was a very competitive affair as a lot of top colleges under MAHE came together to showcase the immense talent, they had in their institutions. “There was very tough competition between the swimmers. They competed with true sportsmanship. The participants were really friendly and we enjoyed organising the event”, said Sahiti, Sports Secretary, MCOPS.
Other participating colleges included the likes of Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), School of Communication (SOC), Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Mangalore, School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) and Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA).
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Edited by: Tarush Dhume