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In the recently concluded Paris World Games, four Gurgaon girls became the pride of the country by winning medals in the under-17 and under-15 basketball tournaments.
Gurgaon girls Navya Bajaj, Siya Kapoor and Tanyaa Jain — part of the under-17 category — won bronze, while Mahika Singhal, also from the city, struck gold in the under-15 category.
The tournament, which took place from July 7-13, witnessed participation of 630 teams from 63 countries in various sporting events.
Navya Bajaj at Paris World Games
The girls were picked by the School Games Federation of India, which is responsible for overseeing school sports in India, and selecting students for representation at various national and international events.
Speaking to City Spidey, 16-year-old Navya Bajaj, Class XI student of The Shri Ram School (Aravali), said, “I consider myself extremely fortunate that I was selected by the Federation. I hope I can live up to their expectations.”
The winners were felicitated Evan Mehdi Fournier, player for Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
TAGS: Paris World Games / Gurgaon / Navya Bajaj / Siya Kapoor and Tanyaa Jain / Mahika Singhal / Basketball / School Games Federation of India / The Shri Ram School
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