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Saturday, August 22, 1998
Paes sends Sampras packing
still baffled by illness
Hooper punish bowlers
Parnita Garewal shoots into
probe into match fixing in Pak
institute for Goindwal Sahib
Pakistan register second
Agarkar heads bowling list
Piero walks out of Press meeting
brief reign as no. 1 ends
Games may not begin on schedule
Sports Hostel coaches ignored
Paes sends Sampras packing
NEW HAVEN, Aug 21 (AFP) Indian ace Leander Paes continued his giant-killing run at the $1 million Pilot Pen International Tennis Championships at New Haven by humbling top-seed Pete Sampras in straight sets in the third round here yesterday.
The Indian Davis Cup player beat Sampras 6-3 6-4 in just 74 minutes in their first career meeting to move into the fourth round on a day which saw Australian Patric Rafter and Petr Korda falling by the wayside.
Frances Guillaume Raoux snapped reigning US Open champion Rafters career-best 11-match win, 7-6 (10-8) 6-3 while third-seed Australian Open champion Petr Korda lost 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 to fellow Czech Bohdan Ulihrach.
"Its a great win, fantastic," the Indian ace said after his win over Sampras, who will however, regain the number one ranking next week and likely the top seed when the US Open draw is made on Wednesday, thanks to a loss by Chiles Marcelo Rios at Indianapolis.
"Hes one of my all-time heroes as a tennis player and its almost like a dream come true to beat him. But winning a bronze medal at the Olympics was better. Theres something about playing for my country that takes me to another level. It is the way I was raised," the Indian Davis Cup star said.
"I give him credit. He played well, but Im not the player I am usually. What I need to do is to go home and take a couple of days off and let the body rest and recharge the batteries. Once the US Open around Ill be ready," Sampras said.
Paes, ranked exactly 100 on the ATP computer and buoyed by his first singles title win at the Hall of Fame grasscourt tournament in Newport, Rhode Island, claimed both service breaks on double faults by Sampras, the first to move ahead 4-2 in the opening set and the last for a 5-4 lead in the second after Sampras saved break points in games five and seven.
Paes almost decided not to play the qualifying event because of a viral infection and fever, and was delighted he made the effort but refused to claim his victory over Sampras as the best moment of his career.
Paes had dropped only six games in advancing past Mark Rosset and Sergi Bruguera in the first two rounds.
The 25-year-old Paes knocked out Swiss Olympic gold medallist Rosset in the opening round 6-3 6-0 and then despatched former French Open champion Bruguera in another one-sided match to set up the clash with Sampras.
Rafter had won titles the past two weeks at the Canadian Open and ATP championships and admitted he might be worn down.
Rafter has set himself a difficult schedule of four tournaments in four weeks leading up to his defence at the US Open, which begins August 31. He plans to play next week at an ATP event on Long Island.
Raoux will have seventh seed Karol Kucera in the quarterfinals after the Slovak overcame Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten 6-4 7-5. Defending champion and fifth seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia beat Nutchman Jan Siemerink 6-4 6-4.
Croatias Ivanisevic emerged from a stormy clash with Nicolas Kiefer with a 6-3 7-5 victory. The German held four break points before losing his serve to fall behind 4-2, and also failed to win two more break points in the next game.
Within minutes of the start, both players were arguing line calls and their faith in the officiating was not improved by the umpire over-ruling several times.
"Im trying to have fun and enjoyed it today, having conversations with the umpire and linesman," said Ivanisevic, "they were very bad. I never saw so many bad calls in one match. Its tough to concentrate and once I almost lost it, but told myself to calm down and not spoil everything. Id worked hard for the match and didnt want to throw it away."
Both players received
warnings. Ivanisevic threw his racquet after failing to
win two break points at 1-1 in the second set, and Kiefer
was warned after hitting a ball into the crowd after
being broken for 6-5. If the ball had struck a spectator
instead of a railing, the German would have received an
Parnita Garewal shoots into lead
CHENNAI, Aug 21 (PT)I Chandigarh teenager, Parnita Garewal (226) shot into the lead with a four-stroke advantage over defending champion Urvashi Sethi Sodhi and Delhis Anjali Chopra at the end of the third and penultimate round of the Avt South Indian Ladies Open Golf Championship here today.
The continuous drizzle, at times heavy, did not dampen Parnitas spirits as she fired a two-over par 72 the best score for the day which not only made up her three-stroke difference with the overnight leader Urvashi, but shot into led with a tally of 226.
Chopra, who has been consistent throughout the three rounds, was sharing the second spot with Urvashi. Things did not work according to plan for the totally off colour Urvashi as she carded nine over par 81.
Sri Lankan Anouk Chanmugam was third with 231, while Calcuttas Vandana Agarwal, last years runner-up, maintained her fourth position with 237, followed by Delhis Nonita Lal Qureshi and Shruti Khanna (238) at fifth.
Though the course played long and the rain helped players go for planned drives, most of the putting, except that of Parnita, was in dissary. The pin positions were also tougher than the normal days.
Parnita was the cynosure of all eyes as everything went her way after two days of bad rounds. Today, she was confidence personified and was rather innovative in her approach shots, putting pressure on the leaders with superb ball play.
After parring the first two, she lost a stroke in the third and fifth. Her birdie on the sixth came in handy to enable her finish the homeward with a two over par 39. She, however, lost a shot in the 11th hole but not birdies on the 14th and 16th.
Though Parnita approached the 18th hole with a one under par, she five putted the par-4 hole as her five-food putt missed the cup.
Urvashis return journey was much worse than the homeward. She started on a good note, parring the first four holes, but lost a stroke each on the 5th, 8th and 9th. It was the same story on her return journey as she parred the first four. But had a bogey each in the 12th, 15th and 18th, besides a double bogey on the easy 16th.
Delhis Miyali Talwar was leading amongst the handicappers with an aggregate of 204 for three rounds, followed by Sumi Nanaiya (208) of Chennai and Pragya Mishra (Del) 217.
Leading scores: open:
Parnita Garewal (Chd) 226; Anjali Chopra (Del) and
Urvashi Sethi Sodhi 230 each; Anouk Chanmugam (Sri Lanka)
231; Vandana Agarwal (Cal) 237; Nonita Lal Qureshi (Del)
and Shruti Khanna (Del) 238 each.
Ronaldo still baffled by illness
MILAN, Aug 21 (Reuters) Brazilian striker Ronaldo has said he is still baffled by the illness that wrecked his World Cup final and kept soccers conspiracy theorists busy for weeks.
Wearing an open neck shirt, a white baseball cap and his habitual gold earring, Ronaldo looked refreshed after six week in Brazil, Mexico and the USA.
"Ive just had the best and longest holiday of my life," he grinned yesterday.
The world player of the year recalled the hours leading up to fateful Paris final against France on July 12.
"Before the game I went to eat, then I went back to my room and was a bit tired so I slept," a relaxed Ronaldo told a news conference at Inter Milans downtown headquarters.
"When I got up I felt pain in my body. I felt bad."
Brazilian team doctors rushed Ronaldo to hospital after he apparently had something like a convulsive fit of between 40 seconds and a minute.
"The (hospital) doctors said I had a problem and I couldnt play. I was very angry about that because I wanted to play at all costs and I asked them if I could do tests.
"I did all the tests, I got to the stadium just in time and I played...I was the one who said I wanted to play.
Ronaldo played badly in the match which Brazil lost 3-0 to miss out on a fifth World Cup title.
In his meek performance, and the fact he was originally left out of the team sheet before being reinstated, triggered a frenzy of speculation over what exactly had happened to him.
Some said Ronaldo suffered a leg injury after a panic attack. Others said he had an epileptic fit and nearly died. Still others said the world footballer of the year had been forced to play by his sponsors and coach Mario Zagallo.
He told Brazilian television last month he had taken prescribed sedatives before the final.
Ronaldo dismissed the theories yesterday but acknowledged he still did not know why he had fallen ill. "I did all the tests it was possible to do but they didnt reveal any problems. I dont know what it could have been," he said. "The important thing is Im feeling well now."
Asked why he had looked so tired when he flew into Brazil after the World Cup, the 21-year-old laughed and said: "I was carrying a 30 kg (66 lb) bag and Id just woken up."
He said his illness had affected the match result, Brazils heaviest defeat in their prodigious World Cup history. "The fact is France played better than us," he said.
He said the doping probe which has rocked Italian soccer this month and which is threatening to overshadow the start of the new season on September 13 could be a good thing.
He said he had never taken
boosters of the amino acid creatine, which is at the
centre of probe. "In the teams Ive played for
Ive never heard of (creatine)," Ronaldo said.
"In other teams I dont know."
Judicial probe into match fixing in Pak
ISLAMABAD, Aug 21 (PTI) In a bid to eliminate the persistent problem of match-fixing and betting in Pakistan cricket, the authorities have appointed a one-man judicial commission to enquire into the allegations against the national cricketers and recommend measures to avoid similar future incidents.
Justice Malik Muhammad Qayyum of the Lahore High Court was appointed as the one-man commission by the government with the approval of the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Justice Rashid Aziz, following a written complaint by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in this connection.
This action follows a similar step by the Indian board which appointed former Chief Justice of India Y.V. Chandrachud to probe such allegations by ex-allrounder Manoj Prabhakar. His allegations were, however, found baseless.
The commission will initiate enquiry from August 24 and has been asked to prepare its findings and recommendations in two months time which will be sent to the government for further action.
As per the terms of reference of the commission of enquiry it will probe into the allegations regarding betting and match-fixing, will recommend such action as may be appropriate under the circumstances and will suggest measures to avoid any future incidents.
The commission will submit its findings and recommendations within two months. It has asked persons, wanting to furnish evidence, to get their names registered.
The standing committee on sports of the National Assembly of Pakistan is also enquiring into the betting and match-fixing problems with the national cricket team for quite some time while PCB had also appointed an in-house probe committee earlier in this connection.
PCB chief executive Majid Khan, who had appeared before the standing committee only a couple of days ago, had conceded that the PCB probe committee had found some players of the team deeply involved in the betting and match-fixing.
Recently, veteran Salim Malik had been dropped from the team following his alleged involvement in betting and match-fixing.
Lara, Hooper punish bowlers
LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) West Indies Test batsmen Brian Lara and Carl Hooper plundered more than 300 runs between them on a high scoring day in the English County Championship yesterday.
Lara smashed five sixes and 18 fours in his 158 off 154 balls to leave Warwickshire well placed to force only their fourth win of the season under his command against Northamptonshire. Warwickshire totalled 412 for a lead of 93.
Northamptonshire then lost two second innings wickets to Ed Giddens without a run scored in the last four balls of the day.
Hooper was in an equally destructive mood for Kent as he caned the Worcestershire attack for 154 off 157 deliveries. Hooper hit three sixes and 19 fours as his side reached 323 for seven in reply to 360.
The days top score belonged to Ian Sutcliffe with 167 as third-placed Leicestershire reached 377 for five to lead Middlesex by 70.
Leaders Surrey homed in on their ninth win in 14 games. They reduced Nottinghamshire 79 for seven in their second innings, just 22 ahead.
Second-placed Lancashire maintained their title challenge after setting Durham an unlikely victory target of 473.
Centuries by Neil Fairbrother (138) and Graham Lloyd (104) followed by a quick-fire 63 from Wasim Akram, saw Lancashire compile a second innings total of 434.
Results and scores:
At Cardiff: Yorkshire 306 (G.Hamilton 79, R.Sidebottom 54) Glamorgan 161-4 (W.Law 57).
At Colchester: Gloucestershire 564 (M.Windows 151, T.Hancock 135). Essex 176 (T.Hancock 3-5) and 16-0.
At Canterbury: Worcestershire 360 (P.Weston 60; M.Patel 4-55). Kent 323-7 (C.Hooper 154).
At Leicester: Middlesex 307 (P.Weekes 139; M.Ramprakash 110; D.Millns 4-65). Leicestershire 377-5 (I.Sutcliffe 167, A.Habib 68 not out, V.Wells 67).
At Northampton: Northampton-shire 319 (A.Penberthy 128, D.Ripley 98; D.Brown 4-68) and 0-2. Warwickshire 412 (B.Lara 158, A.Singh 56, N.Smith 56; J.Brown 5-114).
At Riverside: Lancashire 196 (Wasim Akram 68; N.Killeen 5-49) and 434 (N.Fairbrother 138, G.Lloyd 104, Wasim Akram 63). Durham 158 (J.Lewis 70 not out).
At Trent Bridge: Nottingham-shire 213 (C.Read 66 not out) and 79-7 (B.Hollioake 3-14). Surrey 270 (M.Butcher 77, N.Shahid 64 A.Oram 4-37).
Olympic institute for Goindwal
JALANDHAR, Aug 21 Guru Angad Olympic Institute will be set up at Goindwal Sahib at the initiative of non-resident Indians and industrialists from Punjab at a cost of Rs 50 crore.
Stating this at a Press conference here today, the trustees of the proposed Olympic institute said the overall aim was to bring about a metamorphosis in Punjab sports and produce world-level athletes.
While the institute's major contributors will be NRIs, it will all approach the state government to procure 60 acres for the institute at Goindwal Sahib on lease. Many voluntary organisations have already offered their services for constituting the 8-lane stadium with modern facilities. The synthetic tracks will be funded by Baba Darshan Singh, according to Mr Ranjit Singh Phail, an NRI and trustee of the institute.
The trust is confident of completing the project in two years. It proposes to enrol 300 children in the 6-8 age group from the poorer section of society. Nutritional, residential, medical and English medium school facilities will be provided to the students here.
Youngsters admitted to the institution will be provided world class training in athletics. The period of training initially will be for two years and then shifting will be done through computer predictions based on the recorded data of each young trainee athlete and only those who attain world standards in their age group will be allowed to continue intensive training at the institute. The trust will provide sponsorships for these athletes from business, industry, individuals and organisations both in India and abroad.
Pakistan register second win
BANGALORE, Aug 21 (PTI) A brace by Khuda Bux helped Pakistan score their second successive victory beating lowly Bhutan 3-0 in group six of the 31st Asian Youth (under 19) Qualifying Championships here today.
The victory margin would have been higher had not Pakistan missed a penalty and Bhutanese Jigme Singye been outstanding behind the bar.
Pakistan started attacking from the word go but missed a penalty in the 23rd minute when Zulfikar Ali was obstructed inside the penalty area. Ismail took the kick but Singye brought off a good save.
Pakistan, however, took the lead two minutes later when Zahid Niaz scored. The goal resulted as Ashfaq Ahmed Syeds shot hit a defenders foot and bounced back and Zahid pounced on the ball to bang it home.
A minute to the breather Pakistan struck again as Khuda Bux scored his first goal off a header to increase the lead to 2-0 at half time.
Bhutan missed a golden chance in the 20th minute of the second half when striker Hem B Tamang spoilt a fine solo effort with a feeble push, easily saved by the goalkeeper.
Pakistans third goal came just three minutes before the final whistle when Khuda Bux again scored off Amir Khan. The goalkeeper erred in collecting the ball and Khuda Bux cashed in with a fine shot.
Bhutans Dophu Dukpa, who came in as substitute for Pasang Tshering in the 62nd minute, was shown a red card in the 73rd minute for kicking and bringing down Amir Khan.
With this match, Pakistan have six points from two matches having beaten the Maldives earlier. They now have to play two strong teams, Kyrgyzstan and India.
India too have six points from two matches, but have to play Pakistan and Bhutan.
Kyrgyzstan slugged off their sluggishness to thrash the Maldives 4-0.
Ajit Agarkar heads bowling list
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 Sri Lanka's Marvan Atapattu replaced fellow countryman Aravinda de Silva at the top of the batting standings in the Pepsi World Cricket Ratings for one-day internationals while Indian medium-pacer Ajit Agarkar shot to the top of the bowling list.
Atapattu overtook Indian ace Sachin Tendulkar in the fight for the top spot in the current season's ratings after his match-winning knock against England in the final of the triangular series yesterday. Atapattu is atop the season's batting standings with 9,538 points, followed by Tendulkar's in the second spot with 8,692 points.
De Silva, who was topping the batting standings in July , dropped two places and is now in the third position with 7,488 points, followed by the England duo of Graeme Hick (6,628 points) and Nick Night ( 6,272 points).
Indian vice-captain Ajay Jadeja kept his sixth place with 5,943 points. The other Indians in the select batting list are 10th-placed Mohammed Azharuddin (4,241 points) and 11th-ranked Saurav Ganguly ( 3,812 points).
The country-wise break-up is headed by Sri Lanka with five men among the 18 making the qualifying mark of 160 runs during the season. India and Kenya have four batsmen each in the list, followed by three from England and one each from South Africa and New Zealand.
Australia's Michael Bevan continues to lead the overall Pepsi world cricket ratings whose qualifying criteria is 1,500 runs. Bevan (6371 points ) is followed by West Indian Brian Lara (5,412 points) and Tendulkar (4,868 points). The other Indians in the 20-man list are seventh-placed Ganguly (4,337 points). 13th-ranked Azharuddin ( 4,053 points), 19th-placed Navjot Sidhu ( 3,855 points) and 20th-ranked Ajay Jadeja ( 3,841 points ).
Agarkar heads the current season's bowling list which has three Indians at the top of the chart Agarkar (8,506 points) Anil Kumble (8416 points) and Venkatesh Prasad (8339 points) are occupying the top three positions among the 11 bowlers making the qualifying mark of eight wickets.
South Africa's Allan Donald, who heads the overall Pepsi World Cricket Ratings' bowling list , is fourth in the current season's list with 8,375 points. Eighth-placed Harbhajan Singh ( 7,831 points) is the other Indian bowler in the list.
India and Sri Lanka head the country-wise break-up with four bowlers each in the select group, followed by England's two bowlers and one South African.
Donald (8,111 points) has
retained his position atop the overall bowling standings
followed by Australian Demion Fleming (7,942 points) and
Pakistan's Wasim Akaram (7,872 points). The two Indian
bowlers in the list are 11th -placed Kumble (7,554
points) and 15th-placed Prasad ( 7,322 points).
Del Piero walks out of Press meeting
ROME, Aug 21 (Reuters) Italy and Juventus striker Alessandro del Piero, irritated by a reporters question about doping, walked out of a news conference yesterday.
Del Piero took only three questions after testifying before an anti-doping panel of the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni), which oversees sport across the country.
When asked if he knew the content of everything he ingested he replied: "yes, certainly."
When a reporter asked: "do you feel doped?" Del Piero winced and walked out of the room.
The striker, arguably the best Italian player in Serie a last season, said he had repeated to the Coni board the same statements he made to a Turin magistrate probing allegations of drug-taking in Italian soccer.
The investigation was triggered by comments as Roma coach Zdenek Zeman had made in a magazine interview earlier this month.
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 An eleven-member weightlifting team will represent Chandigarh in the forthcoming National Games at Imphal from October 4 to 14, according to Mr H.S. Bansal, secretary of the Chandigarh Amateur Weightlifting Association.
The association has decided to hold physical conditioning camp at the Weightlifting Coaching Centre, Panjab University, here from August 24 to September 13 and the final coaching camp will again start after a two-day break from September 16.
D.S. Bains will be the coach for men while Amrik Singh will be the coach for women. Mr K.G. Thapar will act as manager of the team.
The team: Manwar Singh, Jarnail Singh, Shashipal Singh, Jaspal Singh, Surinderpal Singh, Harinder Kumar, Jaswinder Singh, Navneet Maheshvari. Women: Anita Sharma, Madhuleeka Chandel and Harpreet Kaur.
Rios' brief reign as no. 1 ends
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug 21 (AFP) Chiles Marcelo Rios saw his second brief reign as world number one end here yesterday with a 5-7 6-1 7-5 loss to Byron Black at the $ 1 million RCA Tournament.
Rios was all but out of contention in the third-round contest, making 52 unforced errors and losing 16 of the last 18 points to the elder of two tennis-playing professional brothers from Zimbabwe.
During the current fortnight atop the table, Rios was beaten in two of three matches on hardcourt. He has now lost two matches in two weeks under the lights.
Blacks younger brother Wayne lost earlier to Andre Agassi, who managed a comeback to get the job done and move into the quarterfinals 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-1 in two hours.
Next up for Agassi is South Africas Wayne Ferreira, the 1994 champion here, who finally overcame stubborn resistance from Australias Jason Stoltenberg, winning 3-6 7-5 7-6 (12-10) in two hours, 28 minutes.
British third seed Greg Rusedski powered through to beat Francisco Clavet of Spain 6-1 7-6 (8-6).
National Games may not begin on
NEW DELHI, Aug 21 The much talked about and publicised National Games in Manipur are unlikely to begin on the scheduled date October 4 according to some officials of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Delhi Olympic Association (DOA).
Certain stadia and tracks for athletics have not been made ready yet. Those who have been to Manipur recently, reiterate that the stadia will not be ready even by the end of October.
Amidst this usual situation, the "locals" too have threatened the organisers that they will disrupt the games, if held in October.
Following conflicting reports reaching here, the IOA delegation will again leave for Manipur tomorrow for an on-the-spot survey although the team of officials had recently announced that "all was fine in Manipur".
"The situation is indeed fluid," said a senior IOA official.
In view of this problem, the participating states have not been able to finalise their programme. The DOA, for example, has been "watching the situation".
Singles title for Rohan
JALANDHAR, Aug 21 Rohan Kapoor was crowned with the men's singles title in the District Badminton Championship which concluded at Raizada Hans Raj Stadium here today.
Rohan Kapoor who retained the boy's under-19 singles and doubles titles defeated last year's district champion Jaideep Kohli in two well-fought games. Down with six points at 12-6 Rohan beat Jaideep 15-12 by displaying good speed and down the line smashes.
In the second game Rohan did not allow Jaideep to come up as Jaideep was looking tired and could not play well. He lost the second game 7-15.
Ram Lakhan and Neeraj Bansal are the new district champions as they defeated second seed Kamaljit and Gangandeep Ratti in three games.
The match lasted one-and-half hour as the pairs were neck-and-neck. But Ram Lakhan and Neeraj proved a little better than the second seed and won 15-12, 12-15, 15-13.
Sumeet Kalra shattered the hopes of Sapna Ratti. This time Sumeet Kalra won the crown in women's singles in two games 11-9, 13-11.
UT sportspersons to be
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 The Chandigarh Sports Council will honour all those outstanding sportsmen and women of Chandigarh with cash awards who have excelled at the inter-university, national and international level during 1995-96 and 1996-97. In all 169 and 177 players for 1995-96 and 1996-97, respectively, will be honoured.
The administration has also decided to honour 42 coaches, who are working under the administrative control of Sports Department, Chandigarh Administration. A sum of Rs 8,60,100 will be awarded to them for their achievement. There are 130 gold, 93 silver and 199 bronze medallists, six International stars, 191 national champions and 59 inter-varsity winners. The function will be held at Bhargava Auditorium, PGI at 10 a.m.
Lt-Gen (Retd.) B.K.N. Chhibber, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, will be the chief guest while Mr Jagdish Sagar, IAS Adviser to the Administrator, will preside over the function.
The Sports Council, which has entered it 14th year, has made elaborate arrangements for the function.
SAI Sports Hostel coaches
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 Coaches of the SAI Sports Hostel for Girls, Sector 18, in a statement issued here today expressed dismay over the exclusion of their names from the list of those selected for cash awards by the Sports Department of the Chandigarh Administration.
According to M.M. Malhan, volley ball coach, the hostel has played a major role in coaching the Panjab University teams in basketball, hockey, volleyball and athletics. Panjab University have been the inter-university champions in basketball for the past three years and winners of the All-India Inter-University Hockey Championship.
The University finished second in volleyball and athletics in all-India inter-varsity competitions.
While the players who won laurels will be honoured tomorrow, the coaches who trained them have been left out.
Dalal, Bhateri best swimmers
CHANDIGARH, Aug 21 Kamal Dalal (Karnal) and Ram Bhateri of Jind were declared best swimmers in the men's and women's sections, respectively in the 32nd Haryana State Swimming Championship which concluded in New Delhi two days ago. As many as 200 boys and girls from all over the state took part in the two-day meet.
Rajesh (Moti Lal Nehru School of Sports, Rai), in boys G-I; Ritu Kashyap (Panchkula) in girls G-I; Ishwar Singh (Jind) in boys G-II; Kirandeep Kaur (Panchkula) in girls G-II, Abhinav (MNSS, Rai) in boys G-III; Rupali (MNSSS, Rai) in girls G-III were declared best swimmers in the boys and girls categories, respectively.
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