Chandigarh, March 23 : Meena Sharma gave the hosts Chandigarh their first gold medal by beating MP Vijaylakshmi in the women’s singles final by21-1, 21-6 to win the badminton crown in the 5th INTER-NITTTR Sports Meet here today. Masood Ahmed of Bhopal claimed the men’s singles carrom title. Vijaty of Kolkata was runner-up.
The teams from all the four National Institutes of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research at Chennai, Bhopal, Kolkata and Chandigarh are participating in the sports meet. Wg. Cmde Satish Bhatia inaugurated the Sports Meet at National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, in Sector 26 here today. Dr. SC Laroyia, Director, NITTTR, Chandigarh presided over the function.
Results: Badminton: Women’s singles (final): Meena Sharma (Chandigarh) bt MP Vijaylakshmi 21-1, 21-6.
Men’s singles (league matches): AK Duggal (Chandigarh) bt Balgangadhar (Bhopal) 21-2, 21-3,
Utpal Chakraborty (Kolkata) bt M. Muthu (Chennai) 21-6,21-10, Utpal Chakraborty (Kolkata) bt Balgangadhar (Bhopal) 21-12, 21-11.
Men’s doubles: AK Duugal and RK Malik (Chandigarh) bt Arun and Raja Shekhar (Chennai)
21-10, 21-13, AK Duugal and RK Malik (Chandigarh) bt Balgangadhar and S. Dutta ( Bhopal) 21-4,21-10, Utpal Chakraborty and Satinath Mitra (Kolkata) bt Balgangadhar and S. Dutta (Bhopal) 21-12,16-21, 21-18, Utpal Chakraborty and Satinath Mitra (Kolkata) bt Balgangadhar and S. Dutta ( Bhopal)
Carrom: Men’s singles: 1 Masood Ahmed (Bhopal), 2 Vijaty (Kolkata), 3 UN Roy ( Chandigarh).