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Nevertheless, it was a step ahead from last year. They practiced playing under the influence of anti-cheering without allowing it to affect their performance, like it did last time. The team faced a lot of negative cheering from the home crowd, but won anyway. Although our players are at par with players of other IITs, infrastructure becomes the game changer.52nd InterIIT Sports Meet 4*100m finals
Other teams have better facilities and management and are therefore performing better. Anushka pointed out that the training facilities in Kharagpur need a great deal of improvement.
According to her, scrapping Shaurya was a bad move. Moreover, the least that could have been done was give players quality match practice against other colleges. The entire team that reached the semifinals this year, which included a new player, an M.
Tech 1st year, are going to graduate at the same time. The captain hopes that more people can be taken under their wing and trained to Inter IIT standards before she graduates.
Basketball The basketball team from KGP bagged bronze defeating Varanasi in the third place match after losing to Bombay in the semi final. Later, KGP had it easy against Varanasi in the third place match, though the victory was only by 1 point The team and the coach had their task cut out before the meet since a fair number of top players from last year graduated.
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Now, since more players are graduating, Aditya expects the coach to once again build a good team with new players and hopes are that there will be fierce competition to fill the void. While the performance was better than last year, the team believes it could have done a lot more. Like other sports, it came to light that the girls face neglection in a lot of ways. A need was felt for an indoor court.
The captain pointed out that just before Inter IIT, it rained quite often in Kharagpur making it impossible to play on a wet court. Riding high on confidence after the silver that they won in the previous tournament in Guwahati, the team had high hopes from Bombay and it showed.
Kharagpur managed to win all their matches, including the group stages where they defeated Gandhinagar, Mandi and Bhubhaneshwar. In the knockout rounds, Kharagpur defeated Guwahati in the quarters and Delhi in the semis, before going on to win against IIT-BHU in the finals and erasing all the bittersweet memories of the finals defeat to Kanpur the year before.
This led to an entirely new crop of players being thrust to the forefront. That same group of players today were able to defy all expectations and have given KGPians something to be proud about.
The fast pitches in IIT Bombay and the prevalence of high quality cricketing conditions allowed the team to assert their dominance over the less technically adept teams. Football The football team from KGP put up a fantastic show at Bombay, managing to not concede a single field goal throughout the tournament and finishing third in the process. The team cruised comfortably through the group stages, and the quarter final to be matched with Roorkee in the semi-final.
In the semi-final, both teams remained goalless at full time, after which Roorkee came out on top of KGP in the penalty shootouts. KGP defeated Hyderabad in a very single sided third place match to clinch the bronze medal. The team had it easy in the group stages claiming victories over GandhinagarMandi and Indore to face Bombay in the quarter finals. In a match that drew a lot of crowd, KGP scored early on and maintained the lead throughout to defeat Bombay Team captain Navneet Kumar said that the team had well planned quality training sessions before the meet, complemented by excellent coaching and practice matches in KGP and at Kolkata.
He attributed credit to the goalkeeper of the team Jivan Jyoti who maintained clean sheets throughout and also praised the performances of Satya Prakash and Nobleson Aimol.
He added that the future of the team looks pretty bright despite a few players graduating, with good number of talented junior and sophomore year players being part of the team. In the next group stage game, they lost to eventual champions IIT-Roorkee.
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The team still managed to qualify for the quarter-finals where they faced 4-time champions IIT-Madras. The team entered this game without theservices of two key attacking players due to injuries they picked up during the group stage. Despite an extremely spirited effort, they ended up losing to IIT-Madras and were knocked out of the tournament.
But the more alarming issue is the absence of proper lighting facilities at the Jnan Gosh stadium which results in limited practice sessions on weekdays. The team had an undefeated run up until the semi final where they went up against Kanpur. After losing the first singles match of the semi final and requiring to win the rest two matches to proceed to final, the KGP doubles team took on Kanpur. After winning one set and losing oneas the game went on to the third set which was fought over hard, the team eventually succumbed to Kanpur at The team defeated Guwahati in the third place match to grab bronze.
The team was pretty pleased with the training facilities and conditions available at KGP for training, and benefitted from the presence of PTI allotted by TSG and the visiting coach. Although three among four of the team members this year are graduating, he is confident that the team next year could go all the way to win the gold they missed out this year.
They reached the finals by overcoming a tough pool which had experienced players from Bombay, Delhi and Kanpur. The team was expected to face Madras in the finals, but the Madras team lost in semi finals which resulted in us facing Bombay in the finals. The strategy was to top in the group so that they could face an easy team in the semi finals. On the upside, the second player Praniti Agarwal played tougher matches this time owing to injury to the top player Mallika Saharia, Captain. Both the players took charge equally.
This led to an increase in confidence in both players, changed the dynamics in our favour and resulted in the Gold. The league matches saw a controversial win against Roorkee, with an own-goal which was allowed by the officials and later challenged by the Roorkee coach and players. A comprehensive victory ensued and IIT-M fast-tracked to the semi-finals. In the semis, we went comfortably past Delhi to set up a final against Kanpur, and subsequently demolished them Weightlifting The weightlifting team put in an amazing performance to clinch the bronze on their last day.
Veerendra placed 3rd in the under kg category with a best Snatch of 77 kg and a huge 93 kg in Clean and Jerk to seal bronze. In the under kg category, Sai Prakash placed fourth with best lifts of 65 kg and 80 kg in Snatch and Clean and Jerk respectively. Finally, Manoj, the captain, had an outstanding lift of 91 kg in his Snatch, backed up by a monumental kg Clean and Jerk, which won him gold, thereby clinching the bronze for IIT-M.
Digvijay Bhandari captain and Soham Parikh alternated the first two singles while Krishnakanth and Nitish Reddy formed a formidable doubles pair.
Hari Pavan, the fifth player, took over if necessary. They faced a disappointing exit in the semifinal, largely due to injuries to two of the players, which forced them to move away from their usual playing order. They put up a commendable fight even in their third-place match, although they lost to Kharagpur.
Standing out in all their matches was fresher Soham, who won all of his games in straight sets, often confining his opponents to single digit scores versus With such exciting new talent and the prospect of a fitter team, they hope for a much better performance next year. A lack of coordination and communication hurt us, and attacking easily apparent weaknesses in our team, Roorkee closed the game in their favour, although it was nail-bitingly close until the end, with the last set actually going on to an extension.
Singles was a fair fight but this too ended in disappointment. Practice and perseverance are the only way forward for this team. A noticeable improvement from last year was a consistent doubles partner for Ankitha in Srishtika. Ankitha has been known to be a strong hand, but the support she received from her team-mates made a big difference in the fortunes of the team.
Overall, the team is happy about the tremendous improvement in their skills, thanks to their coach, and their focus now is on improving their fitness to clinch that gold that just eluded them. The team had two strong singles players in Karthik captain and Shankar, both with their unique styles — the former a consistent player, the latter a hard hitter. Rohit, their third player specialises in doubles with booming serves and forehands.
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Their fourth player Naveen is known for his consistency. Fitness is area to focus on, for them, apart from a lot more match-practice. This would help them learn to handle crucial points to convert their hard work to success at future meets.
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This particular quarterfinal was a nail-bitingly close one. But a failure to convert even one of them ended up in a lost opportunity to build a crucial lead. Bombay later equalised the scores and went on to make 2 additional points in the last 10 seconds. In semi-finals too, Madras outclassed Guwahati on their home court. However, the final match was controversial owing to its refereeing.
The referees called 19 fouls on the Madras team as compared to 1 on the Roorkee team — numbers that are unlikely, given the earlier performances of these teams. The issue was raised at the Sports Board and the referees were called for a hearing. However, the results remained unchanged. This year again we clinched the gold, defeating Bombay in the finals.
Although the league stage matches were easy, the team strategically came second behind BHU in their pool to avoid a tough fight in the quarters. Consequently, they met Indore in quarters and beat them in straight games. Semifinals against Kharagpur were slightly tougher, but we won In the finals, we went on to beat Bombay