NTU teams pull surprise wins, unexpected losses at IVP games

By Valerie Lay and Zheng Jun Cen 

NTU fell short in its medal haul in this year’s IVP Games that kicked off at the start of this year.

NTU’s Gopalan Elango (in black jersey), 24, from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, competes for a header with his opponent from Singapore Polytechnic.

NTU’s Gopalan Elango (in black jersey), 24, from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, competes for a header with his opponent from Singapore Polytechnic.

 

NTU sprinter K. Sarravannan, 24, a School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering student, does a victory jump after claiming a bronze in the 4X400m men’s relay.

NTU sprinter K. Sarravannan, 24, a School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering student, does a victory jump after claiming a bronze in the 4X400m men’s relay.

The three weeks of games saw losses for the netball, volleyball, and football teams.

NTU netballer Jane Tan, 24, from the School of Materials Science & Engineering, competes for a rebound against her opponent from Singapore Institute of Management.

NTU netballer Jane Tan, 24, from the School of Materials Science & Engineering, competes for a rebound against her opponent from Singapore Institute of Management.

The University was the best performing institution in last year’s IVP. But this year, NTU managed to retain only the women’s basketball championship title.

NTU women’s basketball player Sixu Vongsuvanish, 21, a Nanyang Business School student, shielding the ball from her SIM opponent.

NTU women’s basketball player Sixu Vongsuvanish, 21, a Nanyang Business School student, shielding the ball from her SIM opponent.

Only the top two teams of each sport at the Singapore University Games (SUniG), which took place from September to October last year, advanced to compete at the IVP Games.

NTU shuttler Xie Ze Sheng from School of Computer Science and Engineering lunges forward in a doubles match with teammate Bryce Ang, a Sports Science and Management student.

NTU shuttler Xie Ze Sheng from School of Computer Science and Engineering lunges forward in a doubles match with teammate Bryce Ang, a Sports Science and Management student.

But NTU also managed to score surprise wins in women’s floorball, men’s badminton, and men’s basketball.
NTU’s swimming (overall) and women’s bowling teams also bagged championship titles.

The NTU women’s floorball team celebrates a 1-0 penalty shootout win over National University of Singapore following an intense match that ended 3-3 after extra time.

The NTU women’s floorball team celebrates a 1-0 penalty shootout win over National University of Singapore following an intense match that ended 3-3 after extra time.

The IVP games will officially close after the ultimate frisbee and contact rugby teams compete in March.