Monday, January 6, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Tender Heart lads shine
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 5
Rohan Kakkar of Tender Heart School, Sector 33, claimed two gold medals, while his younger brother Rahul Kakkar bagged two silver medals in the Fourth Chandigarh Mountain Bike Championship held at Kaimbala hilly terrains, near Saketri, today. The one-day meet was organised by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association.

Rohan, a Class VIII student, bagged gold medal in the Lap time trail cross-country race for boys in the under-14 section and the other gold medal in the Lap mass start cross-country race for boys in the under-14 section. Deepinder Singh, another student of the same school, secured two gold medals, one each in the lap time trail cross-country race and in the time trail.

The results are: Lap time trail cross-country race:men: Ajay Trehan 1, Parmod Singh 2 and Balwant Singh 3. Boys under-18: Gaurav 1, Govind Preet 2 and Manmohan Singh 3. Under-16: Deepinder Singh 1, Shakti Singh 2 and Punit Jain 3.

Under-14 boys: Rohan Kakkar1, Rahul Kakkar 2 and Tej Pratap Singh 3. Lap mass start cross-country race: Boys under-14: Rohan Kakkar 1, Rahul Kakkar 2 and Tej Pratap Singh 3. Boys under-16: Deepinder Singh 1, Shakti Singh 2 and Abhinav Kaushal 3; under-18: Gaurav 1, Manmohan Singh 2 and Govind Preet 3; and men: Ajay Trehan 1, Parmod Singh 2 and Himmat Singh 3.

Cricket trophy

LG XI defeated Mohali Coaching Centre by five wickets in the Inaugural Kesar Singh Anand Trophy being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19. In another tie, High Court XI beat Rajput XI by 25 runs.

ITBP sports meet

The 22nd Inter-Sector Annual Sports Meet of the ITBP will be held at the BTC, Bhanu, from January 7 to 10. Mr K.J. Singh, ADG, ITBP, will preside over the inaugural ceremony. As many as 300 athletes drawn from eight sectors of the ITBP will take part.

NY marathon

Dr Avtar Singh Tinna, an NRI who has been taking part in the New York marathon for the past many years, was in the city recently. He said it was in the year 1991 when he thought of taking part in the run when he saw a newspaper advertisement. He said at that time no Indian participated.

Dr Tinna, who is now 52-year old, said when he ran for the first time, people termed him Khomeni, Iranian leader, due to wearing the same kind of turban and beard. Dr Tinna said among 31,824 persons who participated in the marathon held on November 3, 2002, he finished 23,022. His achievement was also highlighted by various USA-based newspapers.

Dr Tinna said this year two turbaned Sikhs from Britain also participated in the marathon. He said now a days many South Asians were taking part. He added that in India also marathon races should be encouraged.

Sport Dept-XI register win

Sports Department XI defeated Chandigarh Housing Board-XI by 23 runs to finish third in the fourth City Beautiful Invitation Cricket Tournament match played at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16, here today.

Punjab Engineering College Employees-XI and ESTESA-XI have already reached in the final.

The captain of the Sports Department-XI won the toss and elected to bat first. A good partnership of 93 runs for the second wicket between Gurvinder 46 (38 balls) and Naib Singh 68 (57 balls) enabled the Sports Department-XI to score 163 runs in 25 over for seven wickets. For Chandigarh Housing Board only Dharam Pal Captain played well and scored 59 runs in 52 balls.

Brief Scores: Sports Department-XI: 163 for 7 in 25 over (Naib Singh 68, Gurinder 46, Harish Sharma 18, Anil 3 for 43, Rajeev 3 for 29, Anil Gargia 1 for 25). CHB-XI: 140 all out in 25 over (Dharam Pal 59, Vijay Puri 15, Anil 15, Naresh Khanna 3 for 18, Puneet 2 for 27, Gurwinder 2 for 33, Harish Sharma 2 for 17 and Manoj 1 for 31). The final will be played on January 11.

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