Bhushan Saini kept a close watch on several boxers at the Khelo India University Games at the Jain University Global Campus here.
Ace swimmer Srihari Nataraj created two new meet records in the 100m freestyle and the 50m backstroke with a timing of 50.98s and 26.10s, respectively.
But it is such kinds of competition (like KIUG), where we need to do well and gain that much needed experience for the other main events,” said the 20-year-old Gupta.
However, it was the second half of the show, which got major attention with the edge-of-the-seat Mallakhamb moves stealing the limelight.
Likewise Dutee, after winning two gold medals in the first edition, also has her focus on the quadrennial events scheduled in 2022.
A total of 4,529 athletes from 189 universities across India are expected to take part in the event, according to the Sports Ministry.
Top athletes like Dutee Chand (athletics), Srihari Nataraj (swimming), Divyansh Singh Panwar and Aishwary Pratap Singh (both shooting) Tomar Jeswin Aldrin (long jump) among others will feature
A total of 3,878 athletes from 189 universities from across the country will participate in the Games, where 20 disciplines will feature and a total of 275 gold medals will be up for grabs.
However, it is interesting to note that with the rise in Covid-19 cases in China, some of the countries, including Britain and New Zealand have already pulled out.
A total of 275 gold medals will be at stake in the multi-sports event, which will conclude on May 3. It will primarily be held at Jain University and the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
The selection of Indian University teams and conduct of Indian camps for WUG will be done through these nodal centres.