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Khelo India Day 4 Update: Maharashtra and Haryana vie for top spot

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The defending champions Maharashtra and first season’s winners Haryana are neck to neck yet again in the medal tally of the Khelo India Games 2020 at Guwahati.

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The reigning champions maintained the top spot after picking up five gold medals on Monday. Their medal tally stands at 76 medals of which 17 are gold.

Haryana also has 17 gold to their name, although their overall tally stands at 47 medals. Delhi and Gujarat come in at the third and fourth spots.

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Haryana bagged as many as 12 golds on Day 4, with a quartet of coming from kabaddi. The team, however, was surprisingly given a run for their money in the women’s U-21 Kabaddi final by Himachal Pradesh.

The hill state managed to rally from a 6-point deficit at half-time to tie the scores at 27-27 at full-time. Nonetheless, Haryana prevailed in the extra-time.

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Three gold medals came in archery and athletics each while one was won in gymnastics and cycling.

Maharashtra, on the other hand, won medals through their 4x100m relay quartet and U-21 gymnast Aditee Ajit Dandekar.

Elsewhere, Tamil Nadu shone in athletics by winning five gold medals. Three of the medals were won in jumps by Pavithra (women’s U-21 pole vault), S Saran (men’s U-21 long jump), and Babita (women’s U-21 triple jump).

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By the end of day 4, their gold tally from track and field stood at seven. As a result, they came in at the fifth spot with 8 golds out of 25 medals.

Ancy Sojan of Kerala also impressed the audience, leading the U-21 4x100m relay squad to her third gold medal at the Games.

Elsewhere, Gujarat’s judokas dominated the proceedings and won three gold medals in the U-21 competition out of the eight on offer. In fact, 7 of the state’s ten golds came from the Judo competitions.

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