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15 athletes from this year’s Khelo India Youth Games fail dope test

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The biggest ever doping case has been reported in the Khelo India Youth Games. In this year's edition held in Guwahati from January 10 to 22, 15 players have been found positive in dope tests, according to a report by Hindi daily Amar Ujala. In the first Khelo India Games held in Delhi, 11 and then in Pune, nine...

Maharashtra retain Khelo India Youth Games superiority with a whopping 256 medals

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Maharashtra retained supremacy in the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 with a rich collection of 78 gold and 77 silver in a total of 256 medals, leaving Haryana to draw consolation from their 200-medal haul as the celebration of sports for the nation’s youth came to a poignant end here on Wednesday. Kareena Shankta won...

Harsh Bhagwan wins first medal for Daman & Diu at Khelo India Youth Games

Harsh Bhagwan
With just one day left in the Khelo India Youth Games, tiny Daman and Diu broke into the medals table, claiming a silver medal in the boxing ring. Harsh Bhagwan claimed that honour in the Boys Under-17 50-52kg category here on Tuesday, becoming the Union Territory’s first medal-winner in this edition of the Games.

Ancy Sojan earns maiden national call-up after record-breaking feat at Khelo India Youth Games

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Ancy Sojan, who impressed at the recent Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG), along with Sandra Babu have been picked in the 25-member Indian squad for the 9th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships that will be held next month in Hangzhou, China. Ancy had leapt to a record 6.36 metre in the long jump event...

Khelo India Youth Games gold medallist upset with performance after breaking junior record

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Assam's weightlifter Gulap Gogoi broke the junior nationals record (clean and jerk score record and total score record) in the 81kg category (Under-21) at the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on Monday. When the 19-year-old was asked about his performance, the weightlifter said he should have performed better in the competition. Gogoi, who recorded a snatch...

15-year-old breadwinner wins weightlifting title at Khelo India Youth Games

Every time she enters a ‘lifting’ arena, Tamil Nadu’s Poorna Sri proves that she is worth her weight in gold. Almost without fail, back in hometown Vellore, she wins the purse on offer and helps her folks in making ends meet. “I come from a very poor family. My father makes beedis and sells...

Swimmer Shivangi Sharma scoops up three gold at Khelo India Youth Games

Assam’s Shivangi Sharma and Karnataka’s Khushi Dinesh raked in their third gold medal each in the swimming competition at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 on Saturday. West Bengal’s Swadesh Mondal and Karnataka’s Nina Venkatesh completed a double each before Srihari Nataraj dominated the boys’ under-21 100m backstroke. The four gold medals that Karnataka...

Khelo India Youth Games gold medallist Swadesh Mondal has sights set on 2024 Olympics

West Bengal's swimmer Swadesh Mondal has had a successful Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati with gold each in 100m Breast Stroke and 400m Medley in the U-21 category. Mondal, who clinched gold at the Asian Pacific Youth Games last year, is aiming to participate at the 2024 Olympics. "I am aiming for the...

Golom Tinku wins first gold for Arunachal at Khelo India Youth Games

Golum Tinku
At exactly the half-way point of the Khelo India Youth Games, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijuju’s Arunachal Pradesh won its first gold medal. Golom Tinku earned that distinction by claiming the precious medal in the Boys Under-17 55kg weightlifting competition. The 16-year-old came into the Games, brimming with confidence after breaking...

Daughter of a rickshaw driver bags gold in Khelo India Youth Games

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Gujarat's Dodiya Sonal was ecstatic after she won gold in the 44kg category judo competition at the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati. The young judo athlete expressed that her parents have worked day and night to ensure that she is provided with all the facilities. Sonal stated: We are not a very...