Khelo India Youth Games: Maharashtra Wins All 4 Medals in Kho-Kho

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Image Source: Khelo India Youth Games

Hosts Maharashtra has clinched all four gold medals in the Kho-Kho competition of the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune Thursday to maintain the pole position in the medal’s tally. There were only four gold medals at stake on Thursday and Maharashtra grabbed them all, a media release said.

 

With its success in Kho-kho, Maharashtra now has a total of 181 medals including 68 gold, 51 silver and 62 bronze.

 

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Delhi, Tamil Nadu in a good position, too!

Delhi is on the second spot, with 47 gold, 32 silver and 44 bronze medals — taking their total medal count to 123, far behind Maharashtra. Haryana, who is in the third position have 38 gold, 36 silver and 38 bronze for a total of 112 medals, the release added. Meanwhile, Haryana reached three of the four finals of the Kabaddi competition.

 

In tennis, third seed S Manish of Tamil Nadu stayed on course for the gold medal by reaching the final of boys U-21 singles. He overcame Nitin Sinha of West Bengal 6-3, 6-2. Manish will now take on unseeded Dhruv Sunish of Maharashtra, who upset fourth seed Paramveer Bajwa of Chandigarh in the other semi-final. Dhruv beat Bajwa 6-4, 6-2.

Image Source: Khelo India Youth Games

In the U-17 girls singles semi-finals, Prerna Vichare of Maharashtra, who trains at Khar Gymkhana, overcame Lakshmi Reddy of Andhra Pradesh 7-5, 6-4 and will play Priyanshi Bhandari of Gujarat for the gold medal. The Gujarat girl beat top seed Gargi Pawar of Maharashtra 6-2, 6-2.

In the girls’ U-21 doubles semi-finals, Telangana’s Rashmika Bhamdipaty and Humera Shaik reached the final without conceding a game 6-0, 6-0 against Tamil Nadu’s K. Balasubramanian and Sai Avanti Revevanur. They face Gujarat’s Zeel Desai and Vaidehi Chaudhari who defeated Sai Dedeepya and Aditi Aree of Telangana 6-0, 6-2 in the other semi-final.

In hockey, Jharkhand came back from a huge 0-3 deficit to turn the tables on Odisha and emerge 4-3 winners set up a title clash with Haryana in the girls U-17 hockey competition on Thursday. In contrast, Haryana turned the second semi-final into a one-sided affair, hammering neighbours Punjab 4-0.

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