THE quartet of Om Sanjay Hirpurkar, Virendra Ramaji Ujjainkar, Priyanka Pawar and Varsha Kanpure all won gold medals in their respective events in the Pacific Asian Athletic Championship that was held in Nepal recently. All the players are members of Athletic Club run by Shri Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal (HVPM). Hirpurkar and Ujjainkar won their respective 100m and 400m races to bag the gold. Priyanka, a first year BPEd student, won the yellow metal in the blue riband 100m race for women.
Varsha showed her might throwing the hammer farthest for gold. All the medal winners were congratulated by Chief Secretary Padmashree Prabhakarrao Vaidya, Treasurer Dr Sureshrao Deshpande, Working President Dr Rameshrao Godbole, Vice-President Dr Shrikantrao Chendke, Secretry Dr Madhuritai Chendke, athletics coach Dr Uttamchand Thakur, Prof Atul Patil, Prof Sunil Pimpale, Prof Jaya Deshmukh, Anita Kurhe, Abhijeet and others. They wished the top athletes more success in their future endeavours.