|Akhilesh, Ojaswin lift titles in Interschool TT tourney|
|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Oct 11: Akhilesh and Ojaswin were on Thursday crowned with Jr Boys and Sr Boys titles in the Fourth 11 Sports Interschool State Table Tennis Championship 2018 played at the Indoor Sports Complex, MA Stadium here this afternoon.
The finale of the championship witnessed nail biting finishes with only semi finals and finals left. While Mannay defeated Lakshay 3-0, Akhilesh got better of Saksham Verma 3-2.
In Sub Jr Boys' Final, Rohan Langer bt Aarit Bargotra 3-1 while in the Sub Jr Girls Final Iknoor bt Hargun 3-1. In Jr Boys Final, Akhilesh bt Maanay 3-0 while in Jr Girls Final Suhani Bt Vidushi 3-2. In the Sr Boys Final, Ojaswin bt Koustav 3-1.
Lauding the sportsmanship of the participating players, Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana, who was chief guest on the occasion, said that table tennis is gaining popularity among youngsters, perhaps because the game calls for quick and fast reactions.
"This was seen in immense measure this afternoon", Rana said while referring to the spins given to the ball by players to limit the choices for opponents.
Rana gave away prizes to the winners and runners up and congratulated them for their performance.