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When grit won and polio lost
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 3
It was a match with a difference. Twenty two players, afflicted with polio, came together to play the national obsession — cricket.

The two teams, led by Raja and Sonu as opposing captains, hit the ground at around 10. 30 am amidst cheers from students of Saket High School.

Inspite of their disability, these students did not lack in any aspect of — the game, be it batting, bowling or fielding.

Sunil, who had lost both his arms after an accident, emerged as the favourite player.

Since he could not hold a cricket bat, he was allowed to play by using his leg as a bat.

As Kuldip bowled ball after ball, Sunil wooed the audiences by hitting one six after another. By the end of the game, he was declared as Man of the Match for scoring highest runs.

Vikas Sharma of Team B, who is physically challenged, too, proved to be one of the favourite players by hitting the highest number of sixes.

Raja, who was captain of Team A, was adjudged the best bowler. In six overs, he took five wickets and allowed only two runs to the other team.

By the end of the match, Team A, with Raja as the captain were declared the winners. They won the match by three wickets.

Other than the cricket match, a musical chair game was also organised for the disabled girls of the school.

Suman, Babli and Amandeep won the first, second and third prizes respectively.

On this occasion, a Chandigarh-based couple — Mr Rajesh and Ms Ritu — celebrated the latter’s birthday by hosing lunch for 60 children of the school. They also gave away gifts to all the children.



Jaswinder leaps to 1st position
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 3
Jaswinder Singh of DAV College, here was placed at the first position in long jump (6.96 mts) on the penultimate day of Panjab University Annual Inter-College Athletics Meet being held on the PU grounds, today.

Today’s results: Javelin throw: Ramandeep Singh (SGGS College, Chd) 1, Rohit Kataria (MR Govt. College, Fazilka) 2, and Harsimran Singh (DAV College, Chandigarh) 3; long jump: Jaswinder Singh (DAV College, Chandigarh) 1, Harwinder Singh (DAV College, Chd) 2, and Ranjit Singh (SCD Govt. College, Ludhiana) 3; 5000 m: Mohkam Singh (Govt College, Muktsar) 1, Jasvir Singh (DAV College, Chd) 2, and Jagtar Singh (DAV College, Chd) 3.

Women: 100 m (hurdles): Pooja (MCM DAV College for Women, Chd) 1, Harpreet Kaur (GN Girls College, Ludhiana) 2, and Jeenpal Kaur (GCW, Ludhiana) 3; 5000 m: Iqbal Kaur (GGS College for Women, Chd) 1, Ramandeep Kaur (Ramgarhia Girls Cllege, Ldh) 2, and Rajdeep Kaur (GN Kh. College (W), Ldh) 3; high jump: Pooja (MCM DAV College for Women, Chd) 1, Akwinder Kaur (AS College for Women, Khanna) 2, and Amandeep Kaur (MCM DAV College for Women, Chd) 3; long jump: Pooja (MCM DAV College for Women, Chd) 1, Jasvir Kaur (GGD SD College, Hariana) 2, and Reena Rani (MG Kh. College for Girls, Kottan) 3.



Pradeep, Manga clinch doubles title
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, December 3
World Disabled Day was observed by The Fort Foundation. The public that had come to watch seven wheelchair tennis players in action during the Wheelchair Total Tennis Championship being held at the Total Tennis Academy, Sector 11, here cheered the players.

Top seed Pradeep Lal, an international wheelchair tennis player, bowed out in the semi-finals of the single’s event to Amit Manga, also from Delhi, 8-1.

However, he joined hands with Manga to clinch the double’s title by defeating Jagdish Meena and Raajesh Ranal 8-1.

In the second single’s semi-finals played between Raajesh Ranal and Ravi Mathur, Raajesh played a controlled game and clinched the match 8-1. Raajesh Ranal will face Manga in the finals tomorrow.

Mr Devinder Kapoor, organising director, said the singles final would be played tomorrow.



Inderpal breaks 3 records
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 3
Inderpal Singh from Public Sports Club, Sector 56, has broken three state records in snatch in 60-80 kg category, in class and jerk in 80-100 kg category and total in 140-180 kg category in the Chandigarh Amateur Weightlifting Championship held at Weightlifting Coaching Centre, Sector 42, here today.

56 kg: Akashdeep Singh 1, Rohit 2 and Vinod Kumar 3; 62 kg: Jarnail Singh 1, Harpreet Singh 2 and Nitish Sharma 3; 69 kg: Inder Pal Singh 1, Mandeep Singh 2, Rajiv Kumar 3; 77 kg: Harpreet Singh 1, Manoj Kumar 2, Ravinderpal Singh 3.

Senior class: 56 kg: Lakhbir Singh 1, Navjot Singh 2, Varinder Singh 3; 62 kg: Harvinder Singh 1, Surjeet Singh 2, and Hardeep Singh 3; 69 kg: Prem Singh 1, Jaspal Singh 2 and Pawan Kumar 3; 77 kg: Inder Pal 1, Palvir 2 and Kamaldeep 3.



Black belt for 5

Chandigarh, December 3
Five senior artists of the martial art choi kwang do were awarded firstdegree black belt on the basis of the marshal art choi Kwang do training camp which began at Sector 10 rink hall on Thursday. Mrs Sucheta Kundu at 41 was awarded the black belt and she was elated over her stupendous achievement. Later Ms Kundu said her husband V.S. Kundu and two daughters were already recipients of this degree. Others who got black belt were, Gopal, Varnikaa, Prem Shahi and Satvika Kundu. — OC



ICSE basketball meet

Panchkula, December 3
The ICSE basketball tournament for 2005 got under way at St. Xavier’s High School, Panchkula, this morning. Results: St Xavier’s, Chd, beat Little Flower-Pkl (42-10); St. Xavier’s, Pkl, beat St Xavier’s, Mohali (30-4);Tender Heart, Chd, beat Saupin’s, Pkl (31-6).

Semi final: St. Xavier’s, Chd, beat St. Stephen’s, Chd (37-27), Tender heart, Chd, beat St. Xavier’s (Pkl) (39-31).

A match of the ICSE basketball tournament for 2005 in progress at St. Xavier’s High School, Panchkula
A match of the ICSE basketball tournament for 2005 in progress at St. Xavier’s High School, Panchkula, on Saturday.


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