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KIUG Roundup (Day 4): Vikas Prabhakar fastest male swimmer, Shiv Sridhar first double gold medalist


Lucknow / Noida / Delhi, May 27 (Hindustan Times). The results came in fast on the fourth day of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2022 Uttar Pradesh, the first day to win medals at the Games on Friday. Vikas Prabhakar of SRM University, Tamil Nadu, emerged as the fastest male swimmer of the Games and Shiva Sridhar of Jain University, Karnataka became the first double gold medallist. Also in news was India’s international shooter Hriday Hazarika, who won the men’s 10m air rifle event for Assam’s Cotton University.

Vikas won the men’s 50m freestyle with a timing of 23.47 seconds at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik (SVSP) Indoor Stadium in Greater Noida. Veer Khatkar of Maharshi Dayanand University and Shailesh Schwejal of Savitribai Phule Pune University, MS finished second with 24.02 seconds. Earlier in the day, the talented Anish Gowda of Christ University (Deemed) won the first gold of the Games with a win in the men’s 400m freestyle. He also won bronze later in the day. However, the pool clearly belonged to Jain University’s Shiv Sridhar on the day as he bagged some gold with victories in the men’s 200m medley and men’s 100m backstroke.

KIIT Bhubaneswar clinches Women’s Rugby Sevens title Kalinga Institute of Information Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar clinched the Women’s Rugby Sevens crown with a resounding 56-0 win over Mumbai University at the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College (GGSSC) grounds in Lucknow. Did the name Nirmalaya led the way for Odisha women with three tries (15 points).

The men’s final on the other hand was a close affair and in the end Bharatiya Vidyapeeth, Pune clinched the crown by defeating KIIT, Bhubaneswar 19-10. While Bharat’s two tries were crucial for Pune, KIIT’s Jugal also matched them with two tries of his own.

International Indians win first two shooting golds

Both the gold medals were won by India’s international shooters at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi, where the shooting competition was underway. The first was won by Hriday Hazarika for Cotton University, Assam, when he defeated Arjun Babuta of Guru Kashi University 252.5 to 250.8 in the final. Hriday is fresh from winning the World Cup silver for India in Baku just a week ago. Her Indian teammate Aashi Chouksey won the gold medal for Guru Nanak Dev University in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions with a score of 461.6. Her college and India teammate Sift Kaur Samra won the silver medal with a score of 457.7.

Table tennis medal winners will be decided today

SRM University, Chennai will take on Adamas University, Kolkata for the gold medal in the women’s section, while Chitkara University will take on Chandigarh University for the gold medal in the men’s section.