KARACHI – TPL Corp, a technology driven conglomerate, was the proud Sponsor of the 58th TPL Sindh Open Boys Swimming Championship this year. Organized by the Sindh Swimming Association (SSA), the three-day championship is one of the largest sporting events of the province with over 400 contestants from schools, colleges and recreational clubs. Swimmers compete in six age groups, the open age category and races from the Special Olympics Squad.
Held at the Karachi Parsi Institute (KPI) from 8th to 10th November, the event was live streamed by Sports Vision. The first day kicked off with a grand opening ceremony and the national anthem was performed by students of the Ida Rieu Welfare Association in sign language. Participating schools and teams included Karachi Grammar School, CAS, Bay View Academy, Beacon House, The City School PAF Chapter, Foundation Public School, Haque Academy, Karachi Club and Karachi Gymkhana to name a few.
With the spirit of competition at its peak on all 3 days, winners of the 58th TPL Sindh Open Boys Swimming Championship were Karachi Grammar School while Karachi Club finished as runner up and Karachi United Swim Academy secured third place. Group champions were as follows: Zaki Rasool – Under 8 category, Syed Azlan Sohail – Under 10 category, Ali Muhammad Mitha – Under 12 category, Ryaan Adnan Ali and Yousuf Khalid – Under 14 category joint champions, Hamza Khaliq – Under 16 category and Shahzil Farhan – Open category.
Inaugurating the event, Shoaib Savul, President SSA said, “Swimming is an extremely competitive sport with grueling schedules between attending school, swim practice and swim meets. We would like to thank TPL for making an event like this possible and for creating much needed opportunities for the swimmers of this province.”
At the closing ceremony, Farah Sayeed, Group Head Marketing & Communications said, “TPL takes great pride in its commitment to support events that promote the development of sports in the country. This endorsement is a testament to our vision and our belief in the potential of Pakistan’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders”.