The DGPS boys’ athletic team, comprising students from Years 12 to 13 had a profitable outing at the Inter-school Athletic Meet at Abu Dhabi Indian School on November 10, 2016.
Though it was a hot and sunny day, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the athletes from the 28 participating schools, who competed enthusiastically in various events, which included running, high jump, long jump and shot put.
Matthew Barros was the star of the show for the DGPS squad, winning the overall individual trophy in the senior category with a series of superb performances. Mathew won gold medals in the 200 m, 400 m., 800 m and a bronze in the 100m.
The other DGPS medal winners were:
Saad Maklai: High jump -Silver
Keegan Gomes: Shot Put – Silver
Mir Aun Tabrezi: Shot Put – Silver
Laksh Agarwal: 400 m – Bronze
Shaydon D’souza: Shot Put – Bronze
The Senior relay team made up of : Matthew, Dhrish, Ahsan, Saad Mashkoor and the Super Senior relay squad of Ziyad, Aayaan, Ayman and Nikhil Laxmisan both won bronzes in their respective divisions.
The team returned from the meet in high spirits from their triumphant outing. A big thank you is due to Mr. Shariq, for all his support and encouragement and the preparation of the team to achieve this spectacular performance.