Publish Date: October 9, 2023

37th Inter-IIT Aquatics Meet: IIT Delhi Wins Aquatics Men's Championship for First Time

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In a triumphant moment at the 37th Inter-IIT Aquatics Meet hosted at IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Delhi etched its name in history by securing the coveted Aquatics Men's Championship for the first time. The men's team displayed exceptional prowess, accumulating an impressive 42 points with a stellar haul of 5 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal. Their versatility shone as they clinched the fourth position in water polo, underscoring their dominance in aquatic sports. This milestone is a testament to the relentless commitment and tireless efforts of IIT Delhi's students, who, fuelled by passion, transformed their dedication into historic success.

Rachit Rambhia, a first-year BTech student, emerged as a beacon of excellence, bagging the Best Swimmer of the Tournament award. His feat wasn't just a personal triumph; it included breaking an Inter-IIT record in three events (100m backstroke, 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle). This victory not only cements IIT Delhi's position at the forefront of aquatic sports but also exemplifies the spirit and excellence ingrained in its student athletes.

This monumental victory is a testament to the athletes' dedication, relentless training, and unwavering passion for aquatics. The coaching staff and support system at IIT Delhi played a crucial role in shaping this success, fostering an environment where aspirations translated into remarkable achievements. This triumph not only brings immense pride to IIT Delhi but also stands as an inspiration for future generations of aquatics enthusiasts within the institution.