With the submission of admission forms finally over, Delhi University began its sports trials with fitness tests for sports quota-hopefuls. Hans Raj College saw students lining up outside to participate in the trials starting 8 a.m. Sunday.

Lurking around the college corridors was a hopeful, Aishwarya G. Malayil, from Kerala. Sticking around at the college despite completing her test, she said: “I am waiting to get my certificates from the authorities. I have another trial at Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College in some time. I hope I don’t get late.”

Aishwarya is a national-level shooter and is aiming to make the Indian national team this year. “I went in thinking it would be very hard and I will not be able to perform well. But once I was done with it, it seemed pretty easy,” she said with a shy smile.

Her fellow competitor Ishan Goyal added: “She probably made it hard for next year’s hopefuls with her standard of performance!”

“The tests were okay. They were comparatively easier to what I had envisioned. The only lag was the clash of trial dates of different colleges,” noted Ishan.

Aishwarya added: “The University should have a centralised and uniform pattern for trials as all the colleges fall under it. I have a trial due at LSR but the Hans Raj authorities are taking their time to return our certificates.”

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