Emerging Sports Capital of Tricity: Oakridge International School
- 28 September 2022
Ken Doherty quoted: “The five S’s of sports are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” Oakridgers are known for high spirit in sports and in life.”
In the recent times, Oakridgers have proved the same at a series of sporting event at Zonal and district levels, namely District Roller Skating Championship, Chandigarh-Tricity Inter Dojo Karate Championship, Punjab Khed Mela and Punjab School Games. In Athletics, Karate, Football, Roller skating, Cricket, swimming, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton and basketball, Oakridgers have left no stone unturned. They played with full vigour and came out with flying colours. Here are the key insights:
Iraivana of Grade 2 won 3 Gold Medals in three races at District Roller Skating Championship and Aarav Anil Rao of Grade 7 won a silver in fighting and Bronze Medal in Tile breaking competition at Chandigarh-Tricity Inter Dojo Karate Championship.
In athletics, Hartegh Singh of IBDP1 qualified for district in long jump & 100m race after giving an iconic performance by completing 100m in 11.81sec- just 2 seconds more than the world record holder- Ussain Bolt. Nishit Kansotia of IBDP1 qualified for district in 200m, and Afreen of Grade 7 qualified for district in 100m & 200m- girls after giving another set of memorable performances.
Football champions of Oakridge Mohali played at Punjab Khed Mela, which was organized with the aim of connecting every resident of Punjab to sports in the first week of September. In U-14 girls’ football, Oakridgers won at districts level in both Punjab Khed Mela and Punjab School Games.
In cricket, Safal Singh Brar of Grade 6 got selected for U-14 state level competition in Punjab School Games.
In Badminton, Vihaan Kapoor of Grade 5 and Sneha Malik of Grade 7 qualified for state level at Punjab Khel Mela.
In Swimming, Shauryaveer of Grade 6 qualified for state in Punjab School Games, Taanish of Grade 5 qualified for state in Punjab Khed Royale Jagmohan Singh of Grade 8 qualified for state level championship for both Punjab School Games and Punjab Khed Mela.
In lawn-tennis, Taanish of Grade 5 and Tanmay Singla of Grade 7 qualified for state in Punjab Khed Mela. U-17 boys and U-17 girls, stood 2nd runner up in Punjab School Games.
In table-tennis, Sanvi Midha of Grade 7 Punjab School Games state. U-14 girls were 2nd runner up in Punjab School Games.
Principal Ms. Ramanjit Ghuman cites: “At Oakridge International School Mohali we want the best for our children not just in academic areas but in activities and sports as well. It is on the playfield that many life skills are imbibed and developed. Above all we see children developing sportsmanship, focus on personal as well as team success, grit and perseverance. I feel these skills lead to lifelong success hence our school promotes participation in a variety of sports domains. We are proud of each one of you. Wishing you all the very best for future endeavors.”
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