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Khelo India School Games: Day 3 round up

Khelo India School Games: Day 3 round up
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Sounak Mullick

Published: 2 Feb 2018 12:57 PM GMT
Nisar Ahmed of Delhi who skipped his training trip to Jamaica for the time being to take part in the Khelo India School Games grabbed the limelight as he won the Gold medal in the 100m category quite comfortably. The sprinter was so involved with his game that he ran the course of the race twice in a span of 20 minutes because he was unable to hear the recall whistle following a false whistle following a false start initially. It was a memorable moment for the promising athlete as he received the medal from the Minister of Youth Affairs and Colonel Rathore.  'I want to use this scholarship to explode the myth that Indians cannot run below 10 seconds. I had to delay my trip to Jamaica and it affected my training and I will now leave tomorrow. But I am comfortable and I am happy I was able to compete and win. The first time I was so focused that I did not hear the recall whistle,' said an overjoyed Nisar following his incredible feat. Image result for nisar ahmad
Uttarakhand's Anu Kumar also performed extraordinarily in the event as he became the first Boys' individual double gold Medallist winning the 800m gold on Friday, adding a feather to cap to his first-place finish in the 1500m category earlier in the tournament. In the course of his win, he created a personal best of 1:52:08, beating the previous of 1:53:59 which was clocked during his Silver medal win at the World School Games in France. Anu Kumar was very satisfied with the win and expressed that if he gets the scholarship, he will use it to achieve bigger landmarks in the future. ' I will utilise the scholarship, if I get it, to become India's first athletic Olympic medalist with a world record,' confirming that the athletes are all excited about the scholarships that are coming their way,' said the gold medallist. Image result for anu kumar 1500m
Anu Kumar was not the only one to complete a golden double in the event as Haryana's Pooja also achieved the feat after she made top place finishes in the Discus throw event and also the Shot Put. Tamil Nadu's Ajenci Susan finished behind her with the Silver medal while Uttar Pradesh's Nikita Verma was had to be content with the Bronze medal. Among the other notable performances of the day, Odisha's Punga Soren won the 110 meters hurdles in just 14.12 seconds after finishing the heats in 14.24 seconds earlier in the day. Haryana's Rubina Yadav did her best in the Girls Long Jump event as she cleared a remarkable 1.72 m to grab the pole position ahead of Gayathry who finished with a Silver medal. Kerala's Aparna Roy finished as the best in the 100 metres hurdles while Imran Ali Khan from Madhya Pradesh won the gold medal in the Boys Discus throw event. Anantika Narale of Maharashtra was the best sprinter in the girl's category covering 100 metres in 12.35 seconds, while Tai Bamhane of the same State won the gold in the 800 metres girls event. Image result for aparna roy 100m Source: Times of India Gujarat was also among the winners on Friday as Makwana Vishal's incredible performance earned him a top finish in the 3000 metres category having the better of Uttar Pradesh's Sandeep Kumar who finished behind him. Shahnawaz Khan of Delhi won the gold medal in the Boys' high event. The third day of the Khelo India School Games proved that talent in the field of sports is distributed throughout the vast landscape of our country as nine States won gold medals in New Delhi on Friday.
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