A contingent of 40 students from SIBM Pune, facilitated by the Sports Management Team, participated in the National level B-school sports fest, Prithvi’17, organised by SJMSOM at IIT Bombay from 28th to 29th October ’17. Events participated in by the contingent were Basketball, Table Tennis, Carrom, Volleyball, Futsal, And 8 Ball Pool.
SIBM Pune reached the Table Tennis finals after a consistent tournament performance. The team comprising of Saisabin Sijapati, Dimpy Khirwar, Swapnil Deshpande, Akhil Deshpande, Paarth Sonawney, and Ayush Arora gave the opponents a run for their money but were unable to secure a victory. They were declared as the Runners Up in the tournament. The women’s basketball team put forth a highly spirited battle, with a fight to the last quarter and the scores equal, the team, however, was unable to score the winning basket. The men’s basketball team had an extremely close match, with each side chasing the scoreline. The nail-biting game went to extra time, but SIBM Pune couldn’t convert the game and lost by one basket.
After registering multiple victories over competing teams with their unmatched performance, the volleyball team made it to the semi-finals. In the carom tournament, the squad reached the quarter-finals in a match that was highly applauded by the crowds. The enthusiasm and sportsman spirit of both the teams were appreciated. The Futsal team’s performance kept the audiences captivated, as the 24 minutes play had everyone’s eyes chasing the ball throughout. Manas and Aroosh tackled the ball cleanly through the match while Vivek kept this defense steady throughout the tournament. The contingent’s 8 ball pool performance was well practiced and calculated with Prithvi and Paarth taking some perfect skill shots. The team reached the semi-finals and was praised for their skills and performance.
Prithvi’17 ended on a positive and exciting note the teams depicting sportsmanship, resilience, teamwork, and enthusiasm. The members of the contingent are now training harder, with their added experience and lessons learnt.
Director – SIBM Pune
Dean – Faculty of Management- SIU