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Grapplers Shine to Hand Haryana Khelo India Youth Games Overall Title

Haryana wrestlers clinched 4 out 5 gold medals on provide to wrest again their state’s lead on the ultimate day of the Khelo India Youth Games right here on Wednesday.

The hosts collected two extra yellow metals in observe and subject occasions to take their total tally to 30 gold, 23 silver and 33 bronze medals and surge previous Maharashtra (26G, 25S, 22B), who might solely handle a solitary gold on the concluding day.

Elsewhere, within the swimming competitors in Ambala, Karnataka started with a splash, creating three new marks whereas profitable 4 gold. That took their gold tally to 6, following two in observe and subject.

On the wrestling mat, promising Antim, who was seconds away from beating 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat through the Commonwealth Games trials, dominated the women 53kg class to clinch her second Khelo India yellow metallic in three years.

The Hisar woman proved too robust for her opponents, profitable three bouts by technical superiority and one by fall. In the ultimate, she did face resistance from a decided Kalyani Gadekar of Maharashtra however emerged winner using on her tactical acumen.

The different three gold for Haryana have been bagged by Pulkit (women 65kg), Sahil (boys greco roman 92kg) and Sagar Jaglan (boys freestyle 80 kg), taking their wrestling tally to 16 gold, 10 silver and 9 bronze medals.

Maharashtra have been a distant second with three gold, with Vaibhav Patil including the boys freestyle 55kg crown to his state’s tally. Madhya Pradesh and Chandigarh wrestlers gained one gold every.

In the day’s different occasions, Haryana weightlifter Jyoti Yadav clinched the gold medal within the woman’s 76kg with a complete carry of 178kg.

Assam’s Suditya Baruah (boys 89kg) and Punjab’s Dilbag Singh (boys 96kg) bagged the opposite gold medals on provide from the weightlifting area.

In observe and subject, Kiran of Rajasthan threw the discus virtually three metres additional than her nearest competitor to clinch her state’s second gold medal in athletics.

Unnathi Aiyappa, daughter of former worldwide heptathlete Pramila Aiyappa, clinched the woman’s 100m hurdles gold medal with a timing of 14.00 seconds, whereas Haryana’s Mohit pipped Rajasthan’s Madhvendra Shekhawat with a timing of 13.62s to win the boy’s 110m hurdles.

West Bengal’s Srinjoy Datta bagged the gold medal in 10m air rifle occasion, beating statemate Abhinav Shaw within the gold medal match 16-14. Keval Prajapati of Gujarat clinched the bronze.

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