Khelo India youth games ends: Maharashtra bagged overall championship for 4th time in six editions
As the Khelo India games drew to a close today, Maharashtra bagged the overall championship for the fourth time in six editions with 57 gold, 48 silver and 53 bronze for a total of 158 medals. Host Tamil Nadu ended second in the medal tally with a total of 97 medals, including 38 gold, 20 silver and 39 bronze while Haryana finished third with 35 gold, 22 silver and 46 bronze.
For Tamil Nadu, Rethin Pranav RS bagged the day’s first gold medal at the SDAT Tennis stadium when his opponent Cahir Warik of Maharashtra retired while trailing 6-2, 3-0 in the boys’ final. MR Revathi then ensured that the State won all four gold medals on offer from the tennis competition with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Laxmi Siri Dandu of Telangana.
Pranav and Revathi had bagged the boys’ and girls’ doubles gold medals on Tuesday with their respective partners.
At the SDAT Aquatic complex, Preshetha P managed to touch the wall split of a second ahead of Maharashtra’s Hiba Chougle to clinch the 50m breaststroke gold with a time of 34.91s. State-mate M U Joyshree clinched her second bronze medal of the Games with a time of 35.15s.
In the football final boys’ gold medal match, Meghalaya beat Punjab 2-0 and the bronze medal went to Jharkhand, Odisha. In swimming girls, 200 m butterfly Vritti Agarwal from Telangana won the gold. Rithika Mahesh from Karnataka won the silver and Nirmayee Ambet from Maharashtra won the bronze.
In 50m freestyle, Alefiya Saleh Dhansura from Maharashtra won the gold Vihita Lognath from Karnataka won the silver and Jahnabi Kashyap from Assam won the bronze.
In 50m breaststroke, Preshetha P from Tamil Nadu won the gold Hiba Chougle from Maharashtra won the silver and M U Joyshree from Tamil Nadu won the bronze.
In 1500m freestyle Vritti Agarwal from Telengana won the gold. Aditi Mulay from Karnataka won the silver- and Sri Charani Tumu from Karnataka won the bronze.
In boys 200m butterfly – S Dhanush from Karnataka won the gold Yug Chelani from Rajasthan won silver Deva Neelam from Andhra Pradesh won bronze.
In 50m freestyle, Rishabh Das from Maharashtra won gold. Heer Pitroda from Gujarat won silver and Lucky Ali Khan from Rajasthan won the bronze.
In 50m breaststroke boys Vidith Shankar from Karnataka won the gold Rana Pratap from Jharkhand the silver and Kevin Jinu from Kerala won the bronze.
In the 4×100 m freestyle relay, Maharashtra won gold followed by Karnataka with silver and West Bengal won the bronze.
In the table tennis final Boys single gold medal match Ankur Bhattacharjee from W Bengal bt Priyanuj Bhattacharya 11-6, 15-13, 11-7, 7-11, 7-11, 11-7 Sarth Mishra from Uttarpradesh won the bronze.
In doubles Gold medal match, Divyansh Srivastava/Sarth Mishra from Uttar Pradesh beat Ankur Bhattacharjee/Bodhisatwa Chaudhary from West Bengal 1-4, 12-10, 4-11, 7-11, 11-9. The bronze medal was won by Jash Modi/Neil Mulye from Maharashtra.