MP women finish second in throwball tourney

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Women`s throwball team stood second in the 34th National Senior Throwball Men`s and Women`s Championship held at Patna recently. The Madhya Pradesh Throwball Association Secretary, Avinash Burbure, in a statement said that the M P Women`s team secured the second position while the men`s team stood third in the championship.

Burbure said that Madhya Pradesh Women`s team reached the final defeating Delhi by 15-10 and 15-12, but hosts Bihar beat Madhya Pradesh by 15-12 and 15-8 in the final match.

In the men`s section, Madhya Pradesh reached the quarter final by defeating all the teams in the league matches, but it lost to hosts Bihar by 15-12 and 15-10 in the semi-final and thus it got third position by defeating Goa by a 15-8 and 15-5, he said.

A total of 18 states took part in the women`s championship while in the men`s category 22 states had participated, Burbure said. He said that the Bihar Sports and culture minister, Dr.Sugda Pandey distributed trophy to the runners-up team.