Chennai: The 52nd edition of the Inter-IIT Sports Meet concluded today, 23rd December 2017 with General Championship for the Meet 2017, was won by IIT Bombay, followed by IIT Madras and the 3rd position was bagged by IIT Kanpur. In the Men’s category, IIT Bombay, Kanpur and Madras held the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. The Women’s Championship trophy was won by IIT Madras for the second time in a row, followed by IIT Bombay winning the runner-up trophy and IIT Delhi taking back home the 2nd runner-up. The best player awards for both Men and Women were given in each sport.
The Inter IIT Sports Meet is the annual sports tournament of the Indian Institutes of Technology. This year, the Main Meet witnessed a total number of 2,330 students, 1,830 boys and 500 girls, competing in tournaments.
During the Meet this year plenty of records were made and broken:
1. Shubham Yadav of IIT Delhi broke the previous meet record in high jump of 1.82 mts. by a margin of 8 cm- that is 190 cm.
2. Karunya Bhaskar of IIT Bombay, new meet record of high jump at 1.41 mts.
3. Dileep Pudi of IIT Delhi set a new record for 800 m running at 1.56 minutes. He also holds the records for 100m, 200m and 400m.
4. Pawan Dhahiya of IIT Bombay, covered 200 mts in 22.0 seconds. (Men) and 100 mts in 10.8 seconds. (Men)
5. Aman Pal of IIT Roorkee set a new record for Hammer throw men by touching 45.9 mts.
6. Trishna k Chengappa of IIT Roorkee creates an unrivalled record of 13.4 seconds for 100 m (Women).
7. IIT Roorkee women’s 4*100 m relay team made a record for completing the race in 56.4 seconds.
8. IIT Bombay men’s 4*100 m relay team made a record for completing the race in 43.4 seconds.
9. Naresh Naik of IIT Madras made a record for pole vault (Men) by leaping 3.8 mts.
IIT Madras witnessed smooth entry into the semi-finals and finals in events like badminton, tennis, table tennis and football. The emergence of the IIT Madras Men’s Badminton team as champions in the tournament was a highlight. The IIT Madras Hockey team secured the second position with silver medals, a moment of great pride and honour. Athletes from IIT Roorkee, Bombay, Delhi, etc. broke records every day and set a higher benchmark.
Speaking about the Meet, Prof. P.N Santhosh, Advisor of Sports, IIT Madras, said, “In this hectic and stressful student life, fitness and health through sports is the main motive for organising an event as large as inter IIT. Students in these IITs are provided with all the facilities ranging from sports equipments, to swimming pools and large playing fields. Students just need to step out of their room expose themselves to physical activity, to be able to lead happy and healthy lives in future.”