PUNE: After 60 years of wait, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) won the silver mace at the inter-university wrestling competition held recently at Maharshi Dayanand University at Rohtak.
The 10 kg of silver mace was donated in the memory of late Bhausaheb Gokhale by Pune University in 1958. A rotating award, it is given to a team that performs extraordinarily well at the inter-university wrestling competition.
The 10 players were Sagar Markhade, Tukaram Shitole, Akshay Hirgude, Kumar Shelar, Akshay Chorghe, Ajit Shelke, Akshay Kavre, Tushar Sonawane, Adarsh Gund and Rahul Khanekar.
Out of the 10, four players had participated in individual competition, Akshay Hirgude (69-kg), Sagar Markhade (57-kg), Tukaram Shitole (61-kg) and Akshay Kavre (86-kg).
"It comes as an honour to us, as the university has won the award which was donated by the Pune University earlier after 60 years. The credit goes to our team which has performed amazingly," said Director of Sports and Physical Education, Deepak Mane.