Kabir shines in swimming, Pahel sweeps TT event at SFA

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Kabir Khubchandani of Jamnabai Narsee School stole the spotlight at the swimming event of Sports For All (SFA), powered by Byju’s, cornering five gold medals here on Tuesday at the Prabodhankar Thackeray Krida Sankul.

Similarly, Pahel Shah of St. Gregorious High School won three gold medals for her brilliant performance in table-tennis in the U-15 as well as the U-17 categories.

Young Kabir was in perfect form this morning as he began his medal haul with the 50 m freestyle swimming event where he clocked an impressive 00:36.10 secs, while Aashrey Kini of Fr. Agnel, Vashi who finished the swim in 00:44.69 secs won the silver. Pratyaksh Parmar of LRSM Visanji put up a tough fight and took home the bronze medal for his impressive timing of 00:45.23 secs.

Kabir went on to conquer the 200 m Individual Medley in his age category by registering a time of 3:27.74 minutes followed by Pratyaksh and Aashrey who posted 4:02.78 minutes and 4:05.94 minutes to secure the the silver and bronze respectively.

Meanwhile, at the University of Mumbai Sports Complex, Kalina, Pahel Shah of St. Gregorious High School eked out a stylish victory in the U-17 Girls’ Singles match as she took home the gold medal by defeating schoolmate Bhoomi Thacker 3-1 (11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 11-4).

Annisha Patra of DAV International School picked up a stunning 3-0 victory against Esha Shah of Thakur International School and earned the bronze medal for the feat.

Pahel Shah went on to pocket the gold medals in the U-15 Girls’ Singles by defeating Annisha Patra 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-4), essentially sweeping SFA’s table-tennis challenge.

Elsewhere, the fiery cagers of Vile Parle School (A) were crowned basketball champs in the U-14 Boys’ category as they defeated the boys of Vibgyor High, Goregaon in a close encounter 34-33.

Earlier in the day, Patnagar English BMC School thrashed Gurukul Educational Institution 28-17 to win the bronze medal in the U-14 Boys’ basketball event.

At SFA’s Kabaddi event, Swami Vivekanand Hindi BMC School’s U-17 Girls’ team earned a scintillating victory against the lasses of S. G. Barve Marg Municipal Hindi School 50-30.



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