A Story of Dedication, Determination and Endurance; How Mora Grabbed Dual Victory in Table Tennis.

They waited until it was over, until stands erupted in cheer and everybody was on their feet, until that shining trophy was in their hands.

Only then the Mora Table Tennis players realized that months and months of grit and grueling had paid off and they had beaten all the odds and defied all the expectations to seize the championship in both Men’s and Women’s categories at Inter University Games 2018.

Celebrations started when that last shot was hit by Mewan Abeywickrama and Hashan Weerakoon at the Men’s Doubles and increased in three folds when Nuwani Vithanage and Yogya Gamage at Women’s doubles ensured their victory few minutes later. Everyone was on the floor of University of Moratuwa gymnasium within seconds punching the air with happy tears in their eyes. But it was only when Senior lecturer of University of Moratuwa Miss. Dilini Kulawansa had presented the players with the trophy they craved for so long that they truly realized that they had achieved the unimaginable. 

Both Men’s and Women’s teams of University of Moratuwa cruised through the semi-finals easily. University of Moratuwa Men’s team beat University of Sri Jayewardenepura 3-1 and to get selected to the finals while University of Colombo beat University of Kelaniya taking their team to the finals as well. University of Moratuwa Women’s team beat the Women’s team of Sabaragamuwa University 3-1 in the semi-finals while University of Sri Jayewardenepura beat University of Colombo 3-1.

Then the heart stopping moment entered to the gymnasium of University of Moratuwa. The finals were electrifying, galvanizing and nerve racking. The echoing of the cheers vibrate even the small table tennis balls in air. Men’s team of University of Moratuwa beat University of Colombo 3-1 at the finals while Women’s team of University of Moratuwa beat Women’s team of University of Sri Jayewardenepura 3-1 to take the trophy home.

A tournament which defied all the expectations and predictions, two glorious days that captivated spectators ended with a victory University of Moratuwa well deserved.

MoraSpirit congratulates all the winners who marked their names in the University Table Tennis arena.

 

Article by: Amanda Sheron

Edited by: Janani Kulasekara

Sponsored by: LSEG Technology

 

 

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