Olympics Begin In
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Khelo India Youth Games

Khelo India School Games: Day 6 round up

Khelo India School Games: Day 6 round up

Sounak Mullick

Published: 5 Feb 2018 11:41 PM GMT
Haryana maintained their pole position in the medals tally following the Day 6 of the Khelo India School in spite of not winning Gold throughout the day. Delhi won gold to close the gap on Haryana in the second spot while Maharashtra is behind by a narrow margin. West Bengal had a great outing in the Games winning two gold medals and climbing up the table to the 13th position. Shrabani Das of Deulpur High School stormed to a top finish in the Girls 48kg category leaving behind Odisha's Sneha Soren. The other Gold medal for West Bengal came in the Volleyball competition as the Girls' from the Eastern State sailed past their opponents from Maharashtra 3-0 to claim the honours. In the Boys' final, Delhi edged past Uttar Pradesh 3-2 in a thriller to win the Gold medal. Assam scripted its name to the medals tally after Rajapukhuri Model High School's Sidhanta Gogoi steered himself to a Gold medal in the boys' 56kg weightlifting event. Zakhuma from Maharashtra won the Silver medal while Markio Tario representing the same settled for the Bronze. Odisha won its second Gold medal of the Games as Bhaktaram Desti scored best in the Boys' 50kg weightlifting event. Tamil Nadu's C.Dinesh finished behind him while Chattisgarh's Subhash Lahre won the Bronze medal.
Manipur entered to the top 10 of the medals tally with Kosam Ormila Devi's triumph in the Girls' 44kg weightlifting event. Maharasthra's Khusali Gangurde representing Chhatre New English School settled for a second place finish while B Jyothi from Andhra Pradesh won the Bronze medal. Ormila hails from Khongjom, a small village 35kg away from State capital Imphal. She was excited about the win, following which she said, 'I thought she (Khushali) would give a fight, but she didn't succeed in her last two attempts." It is a great achievement for the young girl whose mother is a vegetable vendor while his father is very ill. This is a big break for the girl but she admits that the facilities in her school are not at all favourable for the development of the sport in that region. "I study in the ninth standard, and the school where I come from doesn't have many facilities for sports, so I have to train at the academy," said the Asian Youth Championships Gold medal winner. At the end of the Day 6, the positions in the medals tally haven't been affected much as the first five remains the same. Haryana is at the summit with 20 Gold, 16 Silver and 18 Bronze medals. Delhi won the lone gold among the top 5 moving closer to Haryana with 18 Golds. Maharashtra and Karnataka are placed 3rd and 4th position with 16 and 15 Gold medals respectively.
Next Story