‘Mapro Schoolympics’ set for a grand fourth season

SPORTS REPORTER
Friday, 26 October 2018

We at Mapro stand by the motto ‘healthy and fit’. We encourage school students to go out and play. Schoolympics will surely prompt the students to be more active, hence we are proudly associated with them.
— Mayur Vohra (MD, Mapro Foods Pvt Ltd)

PUNE: Mapro sponsored Sakal Schoolympics is all set to a dazzle in Pune and Kolhapur this year.

The popular sports event, which garners tremendous response, will begin in Pune on November 19. 

This year’s Schoolympics will see healthy participation of 460 schools in Pune and 150 schools in Kolhapur.

The Schoolympics will give a chance to the students and schools in Pune and districts as well as schools from Kolhapur to showcase their talent in 15 individual and 7 team sports.

The essence of organising an event of such a magnitude is to provide a platform for school children to showcase their skills in whatever sports disciplines they are good at as hope to cultivate Olympians of future.

The team sports events include Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho and Volleyball while the individual events will have Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Chess, Cycling, Gymnastics, Judo, Shooting, Skating, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and Wrestling.

The participants will have an opportunity to win a total of 2,390 medals in this grand competition.

Like last year, the overall team championship will be decided on the basis of points earned as per the medals won. The teams will get 15 points for gold medal, 9 for silver, and 3 for bronze. 

In the individual events, the player getting gold will get 5 points, and those winning silver and bronze will get 3 and 1 point respectively. 

The school gaining maximum points will be able to win the cash prizes and trophy.  This is the fourth edition of Sakal Schoolympics.

Earlier, the competitions were held in the years 2014, 2016 and 2017.

THE SCHEDULE
- The Mapro Schoolympics will be held in two cities, Pune and Kolhapur.
- Pune: November 19 onwards.
- Kolhapur: November 22 onwards.
- Number of medals at stake:
- Pune schools: 2390, Kolhapur: 2000.

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