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Khelo India School Games - Final Day Round Up

Khelo India School Games - Final Day Round Up

Sounak Mullick

Published: 9 Feb 2018 12:48 AM GMT
Haryana ended at the top of the medals tally in the inaugural edition of the Khelo India School Games with 38 Gold medals and accumulating a total of 102 medals overall. Maharashtra secured the second position with 35 Gold medals and a total of 111 medals. Delhi followed them by claiming rights on 25 Gold medals throughout the Games. Honourable Sports Minister of India Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod presented the winners' trophy to Haryana at the end of the mega event. In the football event, the girls from Haryana outclassed Manipur 5-4 in the final to finish at the top while Mizoram clinched the Gold medal in the Boys' football category with a victory over heavyweights Punjab. Also read Day 8 results: https://thebridge.in/khelo-india-school-games-day-8-round-up/ Haryana further sealed its position at the summit by the virtue of Abhinav who won the 90kg Boys' Judo competition while Sanyogita Singh representing the same won the event in the 70kg Girls' event. A total of 15 gold medals were recorded by Haryana on the final day of the competition surpassing Maharashtra who held the top spot till Wednesday. Boxing was again the main area of excellence for the North Indian State as Haryana claimed top honours in each of the Boys' 75kg and Girls' 70kg events. Out of the Gold medals won, as many as 10 came from boxing events for the table toppers. Image result for rathore giving trophy to haryana
Source: Sportstar Live Haryana also won the hockey event in the Girls' category while Mizoram piped Punjab to win the Boys' section and ensured they finished in the 7th position, just behind Uttar Pradesh. Mohd Anas continued his dream run in the Games as he finished at the top of standings in the Boys' horizontal bars with a score of 11.20 leaving behind Mohammad Isa Anwar who secured 10.90 points to win the Silver medal.Anas completed a double for the Day by grabbing top rights in the Boys' table vault event while Koushik Kazi finished behind him. Anshu's win over Leena Anthony Siddi in the Girls' 60kg Freestyle Wrestling event helped Haryana's cause to finish at the top. Manu Bhaker who had been impressive in New Delhi proved her worth once again by storming to a top finish in the Girls' 10m air pistol event. In the Badminton competition, Manipur's Maisnam Meiraba Luwang defeated Aakash of Uttar Pradesh to win the Gold Medal in the Boys' singles competition. Malvika Prabodh Bansod claimed top honours in the Girls' singles event. Karnataka and Telangana won the Doubles section of the Girls' and Boys' badminton event respectively. Delhi's Amika Tokas hogged the limelight in the Girls' 70kg Judo competition. Punjab's Komal from Patiala's DAV public School was right on the money in the Girls' 82kg boxing event while satinder was the victorious candidate in the Boys' 80kg Boxing category. It has been a breathtaking week of unlimited sporting action featuring young talents from each corner of the country. Haryana, Maharashtra and Delhi were by far the most dominant states in the entire Games. Others' also played a pretty memorable part to keep the audience in suspense. Hopefully, in the coming years, the Khelo India School Games will act as a stepping stone to success for aspiring athletes in every discipline.
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