Khelo India 2019: Mohammed Rafey & Prathista Claim First Gold Medals

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Odisha and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday posted victories in their respective second Pool A matches of the Under-17 men’s hockey competition in the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 in Mumbai.

Uttar Pradesh’s Mohammed Rafey and West Bengal’s Prathista Samanta became the first gold medal winners of the Khelo India Youth Games 2019, emerging victorious in the men’s and women’s under-17 all-round artistic gymnastics events respectively in Pune on Tuesday.

 

Uttar Pradesh was dominant in the men’s category with gymnasts Rafey and Raj Yadav grabbing gold and silver with scores of 68.25 and 67.50 respectively. Delhi’s Tushar Kalyan clinched the bronze medal with an all-round score of 66.90. Tushar had won the bronze medal at the Khelo India School Games last year.

Pratishta staved off a challenge from Maharashtra’s twin sisters Siddhi and Riddhi Hattekar to emerge on top in the women’s under-17 competition. It was her vault that helped to keep her nose ahead of the Aurangabad twins. She scored 13.00 on the vault to compensate for the uneven bars score of 7.10.

The results: Men’s under-17 all-around: 1. Mohammed Rafey (Uttar Pradesh) 68.25 (floor 11.90, pommel horse 9.75, roman rings 11.05, vault 12.40, parallel bars 11.30, horizontal bar 11.85); 2. Raj Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 67.50; 3. Tushar Kalyan (Delhi) 66.90.

Women’s under-17 all-around: 1. Pratishta Samanta (West Bengal) 42.05 (vault 13.00, uneven bars 7.10, beam 11.30, floor 10.65); 2. Siddhi Hatekar (Maharashtra) 40.85, 3. Riddhi Hattekar (Maharashtra) 40.45.

Odisha, Uttar Pradesh register wins in U-17 men’s hockey

Image Source: Indian Express

Odisha and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday posted victories in their respective second Pool A matches of the Under-17 men’s hockey competition in the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 in Mumbai.

Haryana, Odisha and Punjab also emerged triumphant in the Under-21 men’s category.

Men’s hockey matches of the Games began at the Mumbai Hockey Association Stadium here from Monday.

In the Under-17 men’s category, Odisha defeated hosts Maharashtra 7-0 and registered their second win in as many matches.

Uttar Pradesh registered their first win of the competition as they defeated Delhi 6-0 to overcome the opening day 1-3 defeat to Odisha.

In the other Pool B match of the day, Odisha matched their Under-17 team’s feat as they also defeated hosts Maharashtra by a margin of 6-3.

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