Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The second state-ranked veterans table tennis tournament organized by the Bhopal District Table Tennis Association kicked off at Bab-e-Ali Stadium, Shahjahanabad on Saturday.
According to the secretary of the association, Sabir Ali, the minimum age limit to participate in the event is 39 years old. About 125 players from the state participate in various categories of the tournament.
Madhya Pradesh Veterans Table Tennis Association President Madhur Sharma inaugurated the event while Madhya Pradesh Veterans Table Tennis Association Secretary Gaurav Patel was the special guest .
All of the top seeds won their first round and entered the next round on Saturday. The final games of the tournament will be played on Sunday.
One participant told Free Press: “There are no age categories. It makes the event more exciting. On the other hand, it is hard for the elderly”. Nonetheless, the event is for anyone who continues to show their passion for the sport, regardless of age.
Oriental School Wins Gold in Inter-School Yoga Competition
Oriental School won 3 medals including a gold medal in the inter-school yoga competition called Yoga for Humanity. It was organized by Kamala Nehru School in association with CBSE’s Sahodaya Group.
A total of 14 schools participated. It took place two categories – junior and senior.
The Eastern School students won 3 medals – 1 gold and 3 bronze. Shriya Yadav won gold in the junior category for girls, Harsh Vishwakarma won bronze in the boys senior category and Khushi Sharma won bronze in the senior girls category. Sahodaya’s vice-president, Chaitanya Saxena, was the main guest. The judges were MP Yadav, Umashankar Raghuvanshi and Neena Dubey Jangley.
Monsoon Regatta: Bhopal steals the show, Shashank, Eklavya, Divyanshi record victory
NSS Bhopal’s Shashank Batham won three straight races to take the lead with 15 points on day four of the YAI Monsoon Regatta at Lake Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad on Friday.
By finishing more than three minutes ahead of Eklavya and Divayanshi and leaving them behind, Shashank stole the march. On the girls’ side, Divayanshi Mishra from Bhopal beat local athlete Thanuja Kameshwar.
Endpoints (Day 4):
Girls: Divayanshi Mishra (Bhopal SNS) 55, Thanuja Kameshwar (Hyderabad Ych) 84, Shagun Jha (Bhopal SNS) 101
Boys: Shashank Batham (Bhopal SNS) 15, Eklavya Batham (Bhopal SNS) 18, Hriethik Jaiswal (Mysore Trishna) 135
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