Every year, Inter-IIT organizing boards dilly-dally about whether to include chess or not. Alleged that it is not even considered a sport event at times, chess’s staid and sober appearance doesn’t get much fan following even among the Inter-IIT organizers across the country. “Actually, chess was tried only as a trial sport at the Inter-IITs from 2009 to 2011 with Bombay winning all of them, but the organizing IITs refused to conduct it in 2012 and 2013 stating that it wasn’t a physical sport”, says Nitin.
With the tournaments of most of the sports drawing to a close today(18/12/2016), there was some splendid fight put in by all the teams.
With a silver in 100m and victory in 14 out of 17 matches across six sports today, Madras is definitely on a roll! Presenting
With commendable performances on the Day 4( 16/12/2016) by Madras, the grand attempt at taking the GC home continues. The IITM contingent today qualifies
Continuing to show the sportsmanship that IIT Madras is noted for, the contingent has today won 9 out of 11 matches across seven sports
Straight up, hockey is certainly not as easy as it looks. It is arguably a difficult sport which requires a player to be extremely
Badminton is perhaps one of the most complete sports in terms of fitness, sharpness and ability. Having a sharp game and being able to
Table tennis; more ‘fondly’ known as ping pong is surely the sport which is not as funny as it sounds. Regarded worldwide as a precision sport, it is one of those where the person has to harness his/ her strength meticulously.
In this article of the inter-IIT series, we talk about the Forrest Gumps of the insti who are more than ready to battle for the medal.
“Athletics needs more publicity, whatever I have achieved in insti, I have achieved only because of athletics. Even though I have played many team sports, the fighting spirit that I have is because of athletics. I became the Sports Secretary last year mainly because of my experience of being in the athletics team” recounts Bipin, loyally vouching for better years to come for the Institute’s athletics culture.”
Soorya G presents snippets of the interview with the Athletics Team from IIT-M for 51st Inter-IIT Sports Meet.
By Sharika Mahadevan and Neema Davis As everyone is gearing up for the long-awaited Inter-IIT sports meet at Kanpur, we had the opportunity to