IIT Gandhinagar bags highest medals at Inter IIT Aquatics Meet 2023; 17 IITs participate

The women’s championship was won by IIT Kharagpur and the men’s Championship was won by IIT Delhi.

IIT Gandhinagar is hosting the 2023 editions of the Inter IIT Sports Meets. (Image: Official)IIT Gandhinagar is hosting the 2023 editions of the Inter IIT Sports Meets. (Image: Official)

Anu Parthiban | October 10, 2023 | 05:03 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) emerged as the highest medal winner by earning 10 medals at the 37th inter IIT Aquatics Meet held at the institute from October 4 to 8, 2023. 17 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) participated in the inter IIT Aquatics Meet.

IIT Gandhinagar won 5 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze in various swimming championships in men and women category. The Institute also secured the first runner-up position with 28 points in the women’s swimming events.

Adit Rambhia, won three gold medals in the 200m medley, 100m butterfly, and 100m freestyle events; Tanya Vyas, won two gold medals 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle events and a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke event; Ananya Balike, secured a silver medal in the 50m butterfly and a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke events.

Besides, all three of them also won a silver medal in the 4X50m medley event, and Kavuri Monisha, Kalash Kankariya, Ananya Balike, and Tanya Vyas secured a bronze medal in the 4X50m freestyle event, the institute said.

The women’s championship was won by IIT Kharagpur and the men’s Championship was won by IIT Delhi. They stood at second and third positions, respectively, in the overall medals tally.

Speaking on the occasion, Abhijit Mishra, head of sports at IITGN, said: “It is a matter of great pride for us that our students have helped the Institute attain a historic position in the Inter IIT Aquatics Meet 2023. The new world-class Sports Complex at IITGN has given a big boost to all-round sports activities at the Institute, and it is reflected in the extraordinary performances of our teams at various levels. I congratulate all the medal winners, their swimming coaches, and the entire physical training team for their dedication and hard work. We are looking forward to hosting the next sets of Inter IIT Sports Meet 2023.”

IITGN is hosting the 2023 editions of the Inter IIT Sports Meets. In the first part, “the Institute has successfully organised the 37th Inter IIT Aquatics Meet with a total of 24 different events in men’s and women’s categories and a series of water polo matches. Nearly 300 swimmers and officials from 17 IITs participated in the five-day tournament for a thrilling display of aquatic prowess,” it said.

The institute also informed that the inter IIT staff meet will be held from December 24 to 29 and the IIT inter sports meet will be held jointly by IIT Gandhinagar and IIT Bombay between December 10 and 22.

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