Tuesday, May 1, 2012

“Badminton” Manoj wins Inter-College Men’s Doubles Trophy!

Manoj, a senior team member at ATLAS and consistent top performer, not only excels in his professional duties but also excels in the athletic arena. He recently teamed up with Rakesh to claim the men’s doubles trophy in the 9th CCA Cup Intercollegiate Alumni Badminton Championship. Manoj and Rakesh of the Cochin University College (CUSAT) beat James and Rohit of Kozhencheri St. Thomas College 22-20, 21-16. Fifty eight teams representing thirty eight college alumni associations in Dubai took part.

Manoj is a well-rounded individual and is no stranger to badminton. A nimble and agile athlete, he has competed semi-professionally back home in India. And in his youth, Manoj played badminton at a national level representing his college. His many wins soon earned him the affectionate name “Badminton Manoj” in his hometown of Alleppey. If not for an unfortunate motorbike accident Manoj would have continued to play professionally. However, his wounds have healed, his spirit is steadfast and his skill is unquestionable.

Our heartiest congratulations to Manoj for winning the tournament and we hope to see more trophies in the future!

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