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IIT Roorkee win hockey gold

 GUWAHATI, Dec 20 - IIT Roorkee clinched the gold medal in hockey of the 53rd Inter IIT Sports Meet defeating IIT BHU 5-1 in the final at the IIT Guwahati premises today. IIT Delhi won the bronze prevailing over IIT Madras 3-0. 

On the penultimate day of the meet, the events are in their conclusive stages with many quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of various events being played.

IIT Kharagpur and IIT BHU are set to face each other in the badminton final after defeating IIT Delhi and IIT Roorkee respectively. In cricket, where the games are now reduced to 10 overs-a-side due to rain, IIT Guwahati’s journey came to an end after they lost their quarterfinal match against IIT Kanpur by 20 runs. In the other quarterfinal matches, IIT Madras, Bombay and Delhi beat IIT BHU, Mandi and Roorkee to enter the semifinals. 

IIT Guwahati went down to Roorkee 0-4 in the football semifinal while IIT Delhi defeated IIT Kanpur 6-5 in tie-breaker in the other semifinal. Hosts IIT Guwahati qualified for the final in tennis defeating IIT Kharagpur 2-0 in both singles and doubles. They will face the winner of IIT Madras and IIT Delhi match in the final. 

In Squash, IIT Bombay won the gold medal after defeating IIT Kharagpur in the finals 2-0. In the third-place match, IIT Madras secured the bronze medal after beating IIT Delhi 2-1. 

In table tennis, IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur are set to face each other in the final.

IIT Roorkee, Delhi, Bombay and BHU secured their berth in the volleyball semifinals after beating IIT Kharagpur, Madras, Dhanbad and Kanpur respectively in the quarterfinals. 

In the women’s category, IIT Bombay won the gold medal in tennis defeating IIT Madras 2-0 in both singles and doubles. IIT Roorkee also managed to secure the bronze medal after defeating IIT Kharagpur in the third-place match.  

In table tennis, IIT Guwahati are set to face IIT Delhi in the final. Guwahati defeated IIT Madras 2-0 to qualify for the final. 

In Basketball, IIT Delhi qualified for the final after beating IIT Madras 42-19 in an one-sided semifinal match. They will face the winner of IIT BHU and IIT Roorkee match in the final. In volleyball, IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras will face each other in the final.

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