Expedite ’19, a learning curve for shuttlers

Expedite ’19, a learning curve for shuttlers
The Expedite ’19 inter-college sports fest came to an end on Sunday, with the final matches being played that day. The shuttlers were tested well in the t hree days, but the boys from Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa (GNKU) C ollege and the girls from Hansraj C ollege took it away with their superior play.
Competition, environment helped us win
Hemant Kumar from GNKU College said, “I’ll have to give credit to players from Bennett, Hansraj and Jaypee players. They gave us some severe competition. This personally enabled me to up my game.”
The badminton boys’ semi-finals saw GNKU and Jaypee putting their best game forward and win it for their teams. In the finals, the first set went to Jaypee but the GNKU boys hit back in the following three sets and took it away.
“The sporting environment is extremely positive here,” GNKU’s Sumit Kumar said. “There was no lack of support for all participating colleges. We came her e to win, and after some very difficult matches, managed to do it.
Shiv Nadar University cliched the third position.

Friendships over victories

The girls from Hansraj College won the finals in the well fought match against Ashoka College.
Anamika Kashyap from Hansraj College said, “We won the competition and we are obviously happy about that, but we met some really talented players here and would love a chance to play with them again.”
The Bennett University girls took the third position in Badminton girls.

Just a learning curve for us
The Bennett University shuttlers looked at the results with a positive light.
Sambhav Bhandari, the captain of Badminton boys team said, “We almost reached the finals. Our semi-final match against Jaypee went till the 5 th set. I’m very happy with our performance. We need to take this as a lesson and just try harder the next time.”
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Sushmitha Ramkumar, the captain for badminton girls said, “We got the third place, and that’s okay. We tried our best. We’ll see w h ere we faltered and promise to come back stronger the next time.”

Organizing was a fun herculean task
Nandana Varshney from the organizing committee said, “We had to manage five other colleges and it was obviously a huge assignment, but the whole organizing committee functioned like a team and thus any managerial obstacle was easy to overcome.”
Saragya Moondra , another member of the committee said, “We knew it was going to be difficult, but we took it head on. We worked hard to make sure everything went smoothly and by the looks of it we succeeded.


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