Questions derived from soccer, cricket, football, tennis and Olympics had the contestants racking their brains to outsmart other teams. The questions were split into various categories.

Hundreds of students from 25 schools in the region (each team comprising two members) gathered at Manor Plaza here on Saturday to engage in a battle of brains as part of The Hindu In School organised its first ever sports quiz for schoolchildren

Following a preliminary test, six teams made it to the final round.

Questions derived from soccer, cricket, football, tennis and Olympics had the contestants racking their brains to outsmart other teams. The questions were split into various categories -- General (two rounds), My Pick, Who Am I, Event Identification and Mera Bharat Mahan (one round each).

Quiz master N. Soorya Prakash was at his best egging on the students, saying, “Think different. These questions always have answers on unexpected lines.”

Besides multiple choices on the Hall of Fame greats, there were a few tough ones as well: “Who was the only Indian to participate in five winter Olympics?” and “Who won Independent India’s first Olympic medal?” The well-prepared contestants instantly replied – Siva Kesavan (Luge event) and K. D. Jadhav (wrestler).

Winners

E. Sai Nived and Md. Rayyan from V.P. Siddhartha Public School, Vijayawada emerged winners, Omkar Rath and Sri Harsha K. of DPS, Vijayawada were the first runners-up while Md. Azeez-ur-Rahman and P.M.S. Karthik of St. John’s Higher Secondary School, Gannavaram, were the second runner-up.

The remaining finalists were represented by Ramakrishna Public School, Repalli in Guntur district, Teja Talent School, Kodad, and Narayana IIT Olympiad School, Vijayawada.

Dr. Sashidhar of Duhita Multi-Speciality Dental & Implant Centre, the title sponsor, gave away the prizes. Hotel D.V. Manor was the hospitality sponsor while TWINS Sweets-Bakery Restaurant, New Modern Super Market, Attitude Accessories Arcade and North American Service Centre were the regional sponsors.

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