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160 special children participate in state athletics meet
G. S. Paul
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 15
For them, it was not a win or lose contest, as they were there to win hearts only. Living in their own world, around 160 special children from different institutes participated in the State Athletics Meet, organised by Special Olympics, Chandigarh Chapter, at Sector 7 Sports Complex, here, today.

Eighteen-year-old Ravneet might not be able to see properly but has won the gold medal in 50 meters race. Tanya (13) of Bhavan Vidyalaya-27 was happy to win silver in 50 meters race event and is a die hard fan of Kajol, the film actress. Her classmate Hemant (12), also won silver in 200 meters and wants to be a doctor. Mrinali (13) of Sadhana Vocational School, Manimajra, won gold in 25 meter walk event.

A budding skater of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Maninder (16), described his sports achievement, “I had won two golds and one silver during the Hyderabad National 2006 and I am going to attend the camp for Indian team for World Winter Special Games to be held at USA in 2009.” Coming from very a humble background, it was his achievement in sports, which enabled him to get full fee concession and free sports equipment from his school. Davinder Singh of Aasha School won two golds (25 meter walk and 50 meter race) and has attained proficiency of learning the tough ‘Kabir dohas’. Ansh Luna from SAWERA School at St Stephen’s grabbed bronze medal in 200 meter walk. He was member of Cricket team, Chandigarh Chapter, which won silver medal in first Asia Pacific Special Tournament, held at Ahmedabad in December 2004.

Being a cricket lover, Ansh could not resist himself from giving his comments about new cricket format of Twenty20. “In my opinion, this is the best format. It’s more of power play. Since we are world winners in this format, how good it could be if the cricket should be played in Twenty20 format only. We would remain world champions.”

Meanwhile, Asha School, Chandimandir, occupied first place after winning 52 medals (23 gold, 15 silver and 14 bronze). Bhavan Vidyalaya-27 got second place (20 gold, 27 silver and 24 bronze). The third place went to SAWERA School (17 gold, 14 silver and 9 Bronze) while Sadhna Vocational Centre, Manimajra, (10 gold, 14 silver, 18 bronze).

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Central Revenue Golf Tourney
Babla Singh clinches title
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, December 15
Babla Singh from Kolkata played a two-over par 74 to clinch the title in the Central Revenue Invitation Golf Tournament on the par 72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

He was five strokes ahead of the nearest rival Dolly Gill of Jaipur who could manage a seven-over par card of 79.

About 80 Central Revenue golfers had converged on the Chandigarh Golf Club greens for their annual competition.

T. Kipgen from Panchkula triumphed in the 0-9 handicap category with J.S. Naurath from Delhi occupying the runner-up spot.

In the 10-17 handicap category Rajeev Kapoor from Chandigarh emerged the winner with G.C. Negi finishing second.

Deepak Garg from Delhi clinched the title in the 18-24 handicap category with Mahender Singh finishing second. Golfers as also officials of the Central Revenue departments had converged on the lawns of the Chandigarh Golf Range last evening one

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Manchester United Cup
CFA, Mohun Bagan shown doors
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 15
In turn of events, Chandigarh Football Academy and former champions and last year's runners-up Mohun Bagan were shown the doors in the Manchester United Premier Cup 2008 North-East Zone Qualifying Football Tournament (under-15) being played at Football Stadium, Sector 17, and the Punjab Engineering College grounds, here today.

While the other local outfit St Stephen’s Academy, Sector 45, reached the last-fours.

In a do-or-die battle between Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan, Mizoram, and Chandigarh Football Academy in their last crucial group II fixture, the Mizoram team ousted the local team by 2-1. Mizoram team took lead in the 7th minute through Lal Chhuan. David Lal extended the lead to 2-0 in the 35th minute, whereas, Gagndeep reduced the margin in 36th minute. Though the local team put best of their efforts to level the score but in vain.

The other strong contender Mohun Bagan, too failed to qualify for the semi finals as the team drew the crucial match against Silchar

Football Club by 1-1. In the 27th minute, Jirthankar Sarkar drew the first blood, which was levelled by Pratim Deka through conversion. Thus, with one win and two draws Mohun Bagan dropped a vital point.

Now in the semi finals, East Bengal (Group I winners) will cross swords with Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan of Mizoram (Group II winners).

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Infosys win by nine wickets
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 15
Infosys won by 9 wickets in the 8th Cry Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge, played today at DAV Sr. Secondary School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh.

The match was played between the Infosys and Tata teleservices.

Infosys won the toss and elected to field.

Tata teleservice got all out in 20.3 overs, scoring 131 runs on the board.

In response the Infosys team achieved the target in 16 overs with 9 wickets in hand.

Satmeet of Infosys was declared man of the match who scored 69 runs in just 50 balls.

Brief scores:

Tata Teleservices: 131, all out in 20.3 overs. Parveen(45) and and Ajay(17).

Both Sanjay and Bhuvesh of Infosys got two wicket each.

Infosys: 133 in 16 overs.

Satmeet(69), Mohit(24) and Bharat(20).

Rajesh of Tata Teleservices took one wicket and gave away 33 runs in 5 overs.

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