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Junior National TT champion Diya Chitale bags U-17 gold in Khelo India Youth Games

Diya Chitale
Junior and Youth National table tennis champion Diya Chitale of Maharashtra displayed remarkable fighting spirit to emerge the U-17 girls' singles champion and also claimed the doubles bronze at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 here in Guwahati, Assam today.  In an all-Maharashtra singles final, the 16-year-old produced a stunning show of resilience to edge...

Road accident survivor claims gold in Khelo India Youth Games

Gongutri Bordoloi' Chayanika Gogoi
Gold medallist Gongutri Bordoloi's cycling dream may have ended even before it took wings if her mother had her way. Five years back, the girl from Naogaon in Assam, suffered a massive road accident while training: it left her with a broken collarbone and multiple lacerations, injuries that kept her off the saddle for over a year.

India’s very own David Beckham competes in Khelo India Youth Games

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Most of us know David Beckham, the star football player, but India too has a sportsperson in David Beckham. A 17-year-old from Andaman, who is named after the great football player, has travelled to Guwahati to compete in cycling at the Khelo India Youth Games. "My family is a huge fan of David Beckham,...

Khelo India Youth Games: Madhya Pradesh leads gold rush in archery

Muskan Kirar Raginee Markoo
Madhya Pradesh’s Muskan Kirar and Raginee Markoo are thick friends, perennial room-mates, regular teammates and the fiercest of rivals. Indeed, the Under-21 archers looked like bitter foes as they battled for the gold in the Under-21 Girls compound in the Khelo India Youth Games on Monday. Even Richpal Singh, the head coach of the...

Haryana scoops up seven gold to claim fourth spot in Khelo India Youth Games

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Rishabh Yadav not only marked his entry in boys under-21 category in Khelo India Youth Games with a gold medal in the compound archery final but also joined hands with cyclist Anil Manglaw to help Haryana rise to the fourth spot on the medal charts on Monday with seven gold among their total haul of 26 medals.

Kerala long jumper breaks girls’ U-21 record in Khelo India Youth Games

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Kerala long jumper Ancy Sojan broke the Girls Under-21 long jump record with a personal best performance of 6.36m in winning a memorable competition against Tamil Nadu’s Sherin Abdul Gafoor at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 on Sunday. It was a gripping contest that the two jumpers treated the onlookers with.  A student...

Shopkeeper’s son bags gold medal in Khelo India Youth Games

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The son of a small-time shopkeeper, Dinesh Kumar often helped his father during his childhood in Rourkela. Zipping around the neighbourhood on a bike, doing odd jobs, he slowly but surely fell in love with cycling. By the time he turned 10, it had become an obsession and is now the calling of his life.

Khelo India Youth Games: Gujarat forges a powerful lead in athletics

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Twenty-year-old Ajeet Kumar Yadav led Gujarat’s charge on Day 1 of the athletics events, defending his Under-21 5,000m crown in the Khelo India Youth Games here on an action-packed Saturday. The son of a farmer and a house-wife, the hot favourite’s success spurred his teammates to three more medals, to underline Gujarat’s rising prowess in track and...

NADA starts outreach programme at Khelo India Youth Games to promote ‘clean sports’

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The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) has started an athlete outreach programme at the Khelo India Youth Games to promote "clean sports" among the participants. NADA CEO Navin Agarwal wrote on Twitter about this new initiative, "I am happy that NADA has started the athlete outreach programme at the Khelo India Youth Games in...

Hima Das to be the torchbearer at the opening of the Khelo India Youth Games

Hima Das
Indian ace sprinter Hima Das will be the torchbearer in the opening ceremony of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020, which will commence in Guwahati on Friday. The third edition of the Games will commence at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister for Youth...