Sikkim all but qualify for knockout stage of Women’s U-19 One Day Trophy

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 07:45 [IST]

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Sikkim all but qualify for knockout stage of Women’s U-19 One Day Trophy

DICHEN ONGMU

GANGTOK,: A 100-km and 50-km relay runs were organised by Sikkim Running Group (SRG) with support from State Sports department on Saturday at Khel Gaon, Reshithang near Gangtok.
A total of 13 teams participated in the relay run where Daring Bulls and SRG amateurs stood first in 50-km men’s and 50-km mixed category respectively.
Likewise, SRG Hustlers and Rocket Girls Project Life stood first in 100-km men’s and 100-km women’s category respectively.
Basant Pradhan, chief athletic coach, Sports department, who conceptualised the event in memory of his late father K.N. Pradhan, said: “Although running is an individual event, the concept of this relay running is to promote club culture and team spirit.”
“It is a team event so all members shared win or loss of the team equally and the response is really overwhelming. Even runners themselves came forward to support for the success of the event which is really motivating,” said Pradhan adding that the event will be organised annually if everything goes well.
The winners were handed over trophies and cash prizes, mementoes to the finishers and certificates to all the participants.
Archie Lepcha was adjudged as best runner among male participants, while Saraswati Rai was adjudged as the best female runner.
Prijula Gautam and Bidisha Subba were the most promising runners.
Sikkim Khadi Board chairperson Chung Chung Bhutia was present as the chief guest along with Sports secretary Raju Basnet, Sikkim Olympic Association president Kuber Bhandari, Arjuna awardee Jaslal Pradhan, Project Life founder Dr. Sudarshan Tamang founder, RB Subba Running Academy coach R.B. Subba and Sports department officials.   

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi