Colosseum 2018: As it happened

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Michael Jordan’s quote stating, ”Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game” is the best one can describe about sports and sportsmanship. SASTRA Deemed-to-be University conducts Colosseum, the national level sports fest. It was held from 9th February to 11th February 2018. Sports events, like Cricket, Football, Handball, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Basketball and Badminton are being played in good spirits. As it completed its 10th edition yesterday, let’s look at what happened during the 3-day fest.

The Inauguration of Colosseum:

 

 

The exuberant boys and girls of SASTRA gathered in numbers to watch the inauguration. Classy performances from THE INSIDERS, SASTRA MUSIC TEAM, THAANDAV and SASTRA TAMIZH SANGAM ensured that the crowd were engaged. Then Mr. Swaminathan, Planning and Development Dean, officially inaugurated Colosseum, lighting the fire and balloons were off air.

Cricket


Champions: Thiyagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
Runners up: Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur.

SASTRA, after a convincing 30 run win over GCE, Srirangam, suffered a 14 run loss against IRTT, Erode. The other players showed their emotions on field. But the captain was stolid, showing what he expects from the next set of players for next year. Thiyagarajar, on the other hand, overcame the nerves to become the eventual champions. They stuck to their tasks and won crucial moments.

Football

 

Champions: SASTRA University, Thanjavur.

Runners up: Karunya University, Coimbatore.

This year’s football entirely belonged to SASTRA. They were attacking from the word go and they came out unscathed to be in the position they are. More than the victory, it was the emotion and sportsmanship that played a vital part in their title triumph. The entire management is really proud of you boys.

Mr. Dhana Kumar, the coach of SFT played a vital role for this outstanding performance. Hope he replicates this in the upcoming years.

Basketball:

Champions: SSN College of Engineering, Chennai(MEN)
                     SRM University, Chennai(WOMEN)
Runners up: Karunya University, Coimbatore(MEN)
                     PITS University, Thanjavur(WOMEN)
The men’s team weren’t able to replicate the women’s team performance, who finished 3rd in their category. But the players can take heart from the fact that they played with spirit. The emotions that players underwent was paramount and showed their commitment towards the game.

Tennis

Champions: SASTRA University, Thanjavur(MEN)
SSN College of Engineering, Chennai(WOMEN)

Runners up: Loyola College of Engineering, Chennai(MEN)
SSN College of Engineering, Chennai(WOMEN)

The SASTRA Men’s team, came back from behind to register a comprehensive win over Loyola College, whereas the Women’s team finished 3rd. The men’s team lost in their 1st singles game, before striking back with convincing wins. The women’s team played their heart out, but were unlucky to finish 3rd. Both the tennis teams have added another feather to SASTRA’s cap. The management are spellbound with their performances and we students salute you.

 

Volleyball

Winners: Karunya University, Coimbatore(MEN & WOMEN)

Runners up: SASTRA University, Thanjavur(MEN)
NIT, Trichy(WOMEN)

The men and women from SASTRA’s volleyball team can be proud that they’ve finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. They weren’t able to replicate their performances in crucial moments but their sportsmanship was widely appreciated. The entire SASTRA thanks you for delivering a fine performance.

Mr.Tamizh, the coach of SVT has done a great job in guiding them to this achievement. We wish he continues this in the future.

Badminton

Winners: Loyola College of Engineering, Chennai(MEN)
SRM University, Chennai(WOMEN)

Runners up: SASTRA University, Thanjavur(MEN)
PITS, Thanjavur(WOMEN)

The badminton team did a commendable job, playing fair. But it was unfortunate that they finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in their category. What they’ve showed us is that win or lose, we will be the same. It was evident from the way they appreciated the opposition.

HONOURS BOARD OF SASTRA

1. Best Physique:

*Below 55KG: 2nd Place
*55-60KG: 1st Place and 2nd Place
*60-65KG: 1st Place
*65-70KG: 2nd Place
*ABOVE 80KG: 3rd Place

2. Best Physique Team Championship: 1st Place

3. Volleyball(MEN): 2nd Place

4. Volleyball(WOMEN): 3rd Place

5. Badminton(MEN): 2nd Place

6. Badminton(WOMEN): 3rd Place

7. Basketball(WOMEN): 3rd Place

8. Chess(MEN): 3rd Place

9. Chess(WOMEN): 2nd Place

10. Football: 1st Place

11. Handball: 3rd Place

12. Table Tennis(MEN): 3rd Place

13. Table Tennis(WOMEN): 3rd Place

14. Tennis(MEN): 1st Place

15. Tennis(WOMEN): 3rd Place

OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP

1. SASTRA UNIVERSITY, Thanjavur

2. SSN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Chennai

3. KARUNYA UNIVERSITY, Coimbatore

The entire student fraternity salutes your achievements and congratulates all the participants who took part in various events. It isn’t the end of the road and these are just beautiful chapters of a story called “LIFE”.

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