LPU Students brought laurels to India by winning Eight Medals at the...

LPU Students brought laurels to India by winning Eight Medals at the 19th Asian Games in China

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·  Neeraj Chopra won top medal with javelin throw of 88.88 Mtr; Arjun Singh Cheema clinched Gold in Men’s 10m Air Pistol; and, Men’s compound archery team, comprising LPU students also secured gold medal

·  More than 20 LPU sportspersons from different fields are representing India at the games

·   All of them are a part of India’s largest ever 655-Member contingent presenting their winning skills at the Hangzhou Olympics Sports Centre Stadium, China

·  LPU students Lovlina Borgohain and Harmanpreet Singh had led the Indian Contingent during the Opening Ceremony

Two of the Lovely Professional University students, Neeraj Chopra and Arjun Singh Cheema have brought laurels to the country and university by winning Gold medals at the 19th Asian Games in China. Neeraj has won top medal with javelin throw of 88.88 Mtr; and, Arjun Cheema has clinched Gold in Men’s 10m Air Pistol team event. This is Neeraj’s second gold at the continental meet after topping the podium in Jakarta 2018. He has also won historical gold at Olympics-2020 (21). India’s men’s compound archery team comprising LPU students Abhishek Verma and Prathamesh Jawkar Samadhan has also secured another gold medal for the country.

In addition, LPU student Lovelina Borgohain has won Silver medal in the 75 kg weight category; Parveen Hooda Bronze in the 57 kg weight category, and Preeti has also won Bronze in the 54 kg weight category. Their outstanding achievements are a testament to their dedication and skill in the sport of boxing. LPU Shooter Preeti Rajak won Silver in the Trap Women’s Team event, and has qualified for Paris Olympic 2024. Parveen has also qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024. In Rowing Quadruple Sculls, Parminder Singh has secured a bronze medal.

Recently, on the 12th day of the Games, World U-23 Silver medallist wrestler, an LPU Student Pooja Gehlot entered the semi-finals of the women’s 50kg category. Pooja is expected to win one of the top medals. Handball team got 5th position for the 1st time ever, and six students in this team, including Shalini Thakur, Mitali Sharma, Priyanka Thakur, Bhawana, Nidhi Sharma, and Diksha Kumari are from LPU. Eight students comprising the Indian Hockey team and Basketball team are also anticipated as medal winners.

Congratulating the medal winners and inspiring all other participants, LPU’s Founder Chancellor & MP Rajya Sabha Dr Ashok Kumar Mittal shares: “LPU is determined to groom its students to be on the top in their respective fields, as per their passions and aims. We think each sector needs continuous perseverance, devotion, dedication to excel over others, which our students are excellently exhibiting.” 

Of these LPU students, Neeraj Chopra (Javelin Thrower) is of BA Programme; Yashneet Kaur (Basketball) is of BA Programme; Bajrang Puniya (MA); Pooja Gahlot (M.PEd); Arundhati (B.Sc), Preeti (B.Sc), Jasmine (B.PEd), Paraveen (BSc), Lovlina (BA), Arjun Singh Cheema  and Preeti Rajak (Shooters) are of BPES course, Shalini Thakur (B.Ed), Mitali Sharma (B.Ed), Priyanka Thakur(BA), Bhawana (B.A), Nidhi Sharma( B.Ed), Diksha Kumari (B.Ed), Prathamesh Jawkar (B.Sc),  Mrinal Chouahn (BPEd), Abhishek Verma (MA Psychology), Simranjeet Kaur (MA Psychology).

More than 20 LPU sportspersons from different fields are representing India in this grand tournament, including Bajrang Punia (Wrestling), Yashneet Kaur (Basketball), and many athletes in the Women’s Handball as well as Men’s Hockey Team. It is indeed a historical achievement for LPU that two of its students Lovlina Borgohain and Harmanpreet Singh (Hockey Captain) had led the Indian Contingent during the Opening Ceremony of the games. All of them are a part of India’s largest ever 655-Member contingent presenting their winning skills at the Hangzhou Olympics Sports Centre Stadium, China. Including LPU students medals, India’s medal tally is presently at 83 medals, including 20 gold, 31 silver and 32 bronze medals.