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MIT wins overall championship in swimming competition1 min read

September 3, 2012 < 1 min read

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Manipal: Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) was awarded the overall championship trophy, with Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal coming second in the Manipal University (MU) Inter-collegiate Swimming Competition held on September 1 and 2.  Saurav Rao from MIT and Dulakshi from KMC, Mangalore were named as the individual champions for men and women respectively.

Twelve teams participated in the competition organised jointly by the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) and the MU’s Department of Physical Education at the MIT Swimming Pool. There were 17 events, starting from the 100ft to the 3000ft time trials. No previous records were however broken.

Inaugurating the event, Gopi Mohan Nair, General Manager, Valley View, gave a few words of advice to the swimmers at the competition.

“This year’s inter-collegiate swimming competition has a very good turnout and is overlooked by official timekeepers from the commonwealth games. All the relay events showed a lot of team spirit and I’m very happy that I got to be a part of it,” said Sachin Krishnan, a third year student from the Department of Commerce.

“The competition saw better swimmers this time and all of them worked really hard compared to last time. The turnout was also much better and it is good to see so many people interested in swimming,” said Aditya Sawant, Sports Secretary, WGSHA.

 

Sub-edited by Bhavani Seetharaman