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Azharuddin attends state T.T tournament

By on October 19, 2018
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Azharuddin attends state T.T tournament

Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin recently attended the 2nd Dr Filipe Pinto Memorial All-Goa Major Ranking Table Tennis Tournament as chief guest and gave away the prizes.

The tournament was organised by former deputy mayor of Panaji Kabir Pinto Makhija in association with Clube Vasco da Gama in memory of his grandfather Dr Filipe Armindo Pinto, whose 50th death anniversary was observed last year .

Dr Pinto was an educationist, a linguist, a lover of sports and a philanthropist. He served as the last reitor of Liceu Nacional Afonso de Albuquerque in Goa under the Portuguese regime and was the first principal of the Lyceum (Government Higher Secondary School) after the Liberation of Goa. Dr Pinto was the first director of Education after Liberation.

Only in its second edition, the tournament is already one of the most anticipated annual events in the Goa table tennis calendar. This year, there was overwhelming response with more than 250 entries.

Dheeraj Rai and Mallika Gogoi were the winners in the men’s and women’s categories respectively. Anshuman Agarwal (junior boys), Prutha Parrikar (junior girls), Nagesh Verenkar (sub-junior boys), Sanisha Shetye (sub-junior girls), Agustya Motwani (cadet boys) and Leoma Fernandes (cadet girls) were the other winners.

The Veternas category was introduced this year and the winners were Amit Naik (39+), Deepak Gopani (49+) and Anthony Gomes (59+).


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