Three day sports meet opens today

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Mysore, Oct 15 (UNI) Over 2500 sportspersons will participate in a three-day sports meet at Chamundivihar Sports Stadium which was inaugurated by the women world billiards champion Chitra Magimaraj here today.

To add colour to the Dasara festivites, galaxy of international sportspersons like Kruthika, an international basketball player and Vikram, an international volleyball player brought the torch to the ground while Sreena Priyadarshni, International athlete took oath on behalf of the sports persons.

The meet organised by the State Youth Services and Sports department would be conducted in 24 events at different centres in the city.

The organisers honoured world under ten chess champion Girish Koushik and India's number one under 18 tennis player Poojashree Venkatesh, who represented India in the US Open Junior Grand Slam tennis in 2007, on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Chitra Magimaraj urged the sports persons to strive hard to achive in their life through sports and should not lose hearts.

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