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Karim City athletes top tables

Host Karim City College emerged overall champions of the maiden Kolhan University inter-college athletics meet that concluded at JRD Tata Sports Complex on Thursday.

The team clinched 37 medals ó 16 gold, 12 silver and nine bronze ó to top the tables. Of the 37 medals, the cradle won 15 ó eight gold, four silver and three bronze ó on the final day of the three-day event.

Shah Faizal (Karim City) and Alishka Agarwal (Jamshedpur Womenís College) were declared best men and women athlete, respectively.

On Thursday, Karim Cityís Pradeep Chandra and Manish Upadhyay won gold and silver in the menís discus throw event, respectively, while Md Hazan Raza of KMPM Vocational College bagged bronze.

Ashwini Kumari of the same college won the yellow metal in womenís discus throw.

Again, the host teamís Shah Faizal bagged the 200m sprint title by defeating Devendra Kumar Sahu of Abdul Bari Memorial College and college mate Chaitan Majhi.

Karim City also won gold in 4x400m relay and 800m race in the menís section.

Kaira Purty of Karim City College clinched gold in womenís triple jump category. In menís category, Rohit Mohta too bagged gold.

The host cradle also won the menís 400m hurdle race with Deepak Paswan galloping Shripati Horo and Bhuvneshwar Prasad.

Kolhan University pro vice-chancellor Shukla Mohanty, examination controller Ganga Prasad, chairman of the organising committee M. Zakaria and principals of all affiliated colleges of the university graced the prize distribution ceremony.