JAIN University continues winning streak @ Khelo India University Games
JAIN University leads the medal tally with a total of 16 medals
The fifth day of the second edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG), hosted by JAIN University was filled with excitement for the players and spectators alike. The day began with Women's and Men's Weightlifting, Women's Swimming, Archery, Boxing, Football, Women's and Men's Badminton, Women's and Men's Tennis and Basketball, etc.
As part of their outstanding performances in swimming and weightlifting, six students representing JAIN University brought home additional silver and gold medals today. So far, JAIN University students have won a total of 11 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze medal in this competition.
Siva Sridhar from JAIN University won 2 gold medals today in two different events in Swimming. In the 400m individual medley swimming event, Siva Sridhar won the gold by posting a time of 279 seconds. Whereas in Men’s 100m Butterfly event he has created a new record clocking 52.26 seconds breaking an old record of 56.76 seconds.
JAIN University also won silver medal in the 4x100m medley event and a bronze medal in 4x100 Women’s medley event. Additionally, Kushal Gowda KV from JAIN University won a silver medal in the 109 kg category in men's weightlifting.
Earlier yesterday, the students of JAIN University dominated on the fourth day as well. University's Sanjay Jayakrishnan, Raj Relekar, and Shrungi Bandekar were the top three performers of the day. Sanjay Jayakrishnan not only won the gold medal by winning the 4x100m freestyle swimming event in just 214 seconds but also broke the record of 226 seconds set in the first edition of KIUG 2020 in Bhubaneswar.
Dr. Shankar UV, Director of Sports, JAIN University said, “Our heartiest congratulations to all the winners. We are very excited about the upcoming Games and we are very proud of our team. Our very best wishes go to our athletes. We are looking forward to experiencing many exciting moments."
JAIN University currently tops the medal tally with 11 Gold, 4 Silver, and 1 Bronze, followed by Savitribai Phule University, Pune, Anna University, and Mumbai University.
Abhay an alumnus of IIMC and Delhi University, has over a decade long experience of reporting on various beats of journalism. During his free time he prefers listening to music or play indoor and outdoor games.