Bengaluru: Day 5 of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021 was filled with excitement for the players and spectators. KIUG’s fifth 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, three 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 medals 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. Alternatively, Raj Relekar won the silver medal in the 200m butterfly event with a timing of 129 seconds. Shrungi Bandekar of JAIN University won the silver medal in women’s 400 medley swimming with timing of 328 seconds. Additionally, in another match held yesterday, JAIN University’s Badminton team defeated Savitribai Phule University, Pune team, and SRM Institute of Technology and Science team 3-0 and 2-0 respectively in two different matches.
Besides the outstanding results, JAIN University has been applauded by the audience, the athletes, and the teams from various Universities for their outstanding arrangements concerning food, lodging and hospitality.
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. Other players from the university are also performing well. There are many exciting moments to unfold”.
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.