Ishita Deshmukh: VIIth standard student of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel won the Bronze Medals in 100 meters sprint and long jump respectively at Maharashtra State Athletics Championship held at Pune.
Ishita Deshmukh (Grade-7) represented Raigad district in the Maharashtra State Junior Athletics Championship held at Pune (Balewadi stadium) on 5th July, 2014. She covered a distance of 4.62m and stood third in the event.
Ishita Deshmukh, a student of grade 6 of Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel, not only reached the finals of “Speed-star Season 2” but also bagged the second position in the finale by running her best at 13.61 seconds for the 100m sprint, held in Mumbai on the 9th February, 2014. Speed star is an event conducted for the 100 m sprint. It is an initiative held under the aegis of Athletic Federation of India (AFI). It is supported by various corporate companies like the TCS, Times Now, Sports Credentials and Griffith University, Australia.
Ishita reached the finals of the event by coming first in the Mumbai heats. Speed-star this year reached out to over 25,000 students across 10 regions spread over India.
The event was presided over by the ‘Golden Girl’ P.T. Usha who is also the Brand Ambassador of this initiative.
Dr. Pillai Global Academy is proud of Ishita’s achievement and congratulates on her success.