Bringing laurels to Jamia Millia Islamia, two of its students have won three Gold Medals in Air Pistol and Air Rifle events in the recently held World University Shooting Championship – 2016 in Bydgoszcs in Poland. Mr. Akhil Sheoran won two Gold Medals, including one in individual capacity which has never been won by any Indian at this prestigious Championship, Mr. Arpit Goel won one Gold Medal.
A total of 28 countries participated in the event. The competition is held every four years. In another achievement for the university, its Basketball Team has won Birla Open Sports Meet (BOSM) – 2016 Championship organized by Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), PILANI defeating Hindu College of Delhi University.
The Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof. Talat Ahmad felicitated both the shooters and the Basketball Team. He congratulated the players on their achievements and hoped that students of the university will participate in national and international sports events in a big way and bring laurels to the university.
Icing on the cake was done when the same Basketball team won a box Cricket event at the same venue. The total cash prize awarded to the team was Rs.16,000/-. The team has also emerged Runners-up at the New Delhi YMCA Tournament losing the finals in an overtime match by 2 points to Hansraj College, University of Delhi. The team was again awarded the cash prize Rs.8,000/-. Abhyudava Yadav was given the best player award in both these All India Division Championship.