Maharashtra pick up 4 gold
Leave Haryana behind in Khelo Games
Guwahati: Maharashtra’s athletes, fired by the gauntlet thrown by Haryana, came up with a stellar performance in the Khelo India Youth Games here on Tuesday, adding four gold medals to regain the lead on the medal table.
Haryana, who had a spectacular day on Monday to join them at the top with 17 gold, could only follow up with 1 more to slip to the second position.
With a total of 21 gold among their 89-medal haul so far, Maharashtra have a three-gold advantage over Haryana who have a total of 54 medals.
Delhi are third with 15 gold in their 41-medal collection while Uttar Pradesh rose to the fourth position, winning four gold medals in the morning to slip past Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. With no gold coming their way on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu watched Madhya Pradesh vault over them to the sixth place.
Karnataka picked up three gold medals on Tuesday, one more than they had won over the past few days, to get into the Top 10 where Tamil Nadu and Kerala are in the seventh and ninth spots on either side of Manipur.
Karnataka’s gold were won by Abhin Devadiga (Boys Under-21, 200m), Akhilesh (Boys Under-17, triple jump) and judoka MN Vasundhara (Girls Under-21, 63kg).
Yet, it was Uttar Pradesh who minted the most gold medals on Tuesday morning, thanks to the Boys Under-17 squad’s stellar triple crown show. Vijay Kashyap (200m), Uttam Yadav (1500m) and Mohammed Shahban (hammer throw) shone in athletics while Gaurav Kumar (parallel bars) sparkled in gymnastics.
The four table tennis singles crowns went to paddlers from different states: Fidel Survajulla (Telangana, Boys Under-21), Anusha Kutumbale (Madhya Pradesh, Girls Under-21), Aadarsh Chhetri (Delhi, Boys Under-17) and Diya Chitale (Maharashtra, Goys Under-17).
On Tuesday, Fidel rallied from the loss of an opening set defeat to down Raegan Albuquerque (Maharashtra) 4-2 while Anusha Kutumbale had it easy against Srushti Haleangadi (Maharashtra), winning in straight sets.
Maharashtra would rue missing these two gold that would have helped them widen the gap with Haryana on the medal tally.
At the velodrome, Manipur’s Elangbam Singh scored a fine win over Karnataka’s Venkatappa Kengalagutti in the Boys Under-21 Scratch Race while his team-mate Birjit Yumnan took the Boys Under-17 Scratch Race title, edging out home state’s Manobjyti Teron by 0.931 seconds.
Odisha cyclist Swasti Singh won the Girls Under-21 Scratch Race from Keerthi Rangaswamy (Karnataka) by a 0.246 second margin while Maharashtra’s Pooja Danole picked up her second gold medal by winning the Under-17 Scratch Race from Manipur’s N. Biseshori Chanu by a handsome 1.978 seconds.
The results (all finals)
200m: 1. Abhin Bhaskar Devadiga (Karnataka) 21.33 seconds (New Meet Record. Old: 21.57, Nithin Balakumar, Pune, 2019); 2. Abhinav Panwar (Delhi) 21.53; Prasad Kailash Ahire (Maharashtra) 21.65.
1500m: 1. Sunil Dawar (Madhya Pradesh) 3:54.75 (New Meet Record. Old: 3:56.29, ajeet Kumar Yadav Pune, 2019); 2. Prince Kumar (Uttar Pradesh) 3:55.46; 3. Ajeet Kumar Yadav (Gujarat) 3:55.67.
200m: 1. Kirti Vijay Bhoite (Maharashtra) 24.99 seconds; 2. Rajashree Prasad (West Bengal) 25.00; 3. K Roshni (Tamil Nadu) 25.15.
1500m: 1. Ankita (Uttarakhand) 4:22.19 (New Meet Record. Old: 4:37.18, Durga Deore, Pune, 2019); 2. Chanda (Delhi) 4:22.99; 3. Gouri (Uttar Pradesh) 4:36.07.
Hammer Throw: 1. Varsha Kumar (Delhi) 52.73m (New Meet Record. Old: 49.40, Varsha Kumar, Pune, 2019); 2. Sneha Suryakant Jadhav (Maharashtra) 50.57; 3. Aishwarya Rajnish (Haryana) 50.15.
200m: 1. Vijay Kashyap (Uttar Pradesh) 22.26 seconds; 2. Akshay Boro (Assam) 22.39; 3. Sadanand Kumar (Jharkhand) 22.51.
1500m: 1. Uttam Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 3:56.00 (New Meet Record. Old: 4:04.77, Anu Kumar, Delhi, 2018); 2. Arjun Waskale (Madhya Pradesh) 3:56.49; 3. Abhishek Thakur (Madhya Pradesh) 3:57.94.
Triple Jump: 1. Akhilesh (Karnataka) 14.97m; 2. S Mithilesh Kumar (Tamil Nadu) 14.90; 3. Jwngsar Basumatary (Assam) 14.60.
Hammer Throw: 1. Mohammed Shahban (Uttar Pradesh) 70.13m (New Meet Record. Old: 66.94, Vipin Kumar, Pune, 2019); 2. Vipin Kumar (Uttar Pradesh) 67.25; 3. Virat Singh (Uttar Pradesh) 60.98.
200m: 1. Jeevanji Deepthi (Telangana) 24.84 seconds; 2. Payal Vohra (Delhi) 24.87; 3. Sudeshna Hanmant Shivankar (Maharashtra) 25.24.
1500m: 1. Sneha (Haryana) 4:35.45 (New Meet Record. Old: 4:41.04, Ankita, Pune, 2019); Drashtiben Pravinbhai Chaudhri (Gujarat) 4:40.37; 3. Laxita (Gujarat) 4:41.20.
Boys under-21 Scratch Race (10km): 1. Elangma Lanchenba Singh (Manipur) 29:21.56; 2. Venkappa Kengalagutti (Karnataka); 3. A Abhindu (Kerala).
Girls under-21 Scratch Race (7.5km): 1. Swasti Singh (Odisha) 14:53.232; 2. Keerthi Rangaswamy (Karnataka) +0.246 seconds; 3. Chayanika Gogoi (Assam) +0.452.
Boys under-17 Scratch Race (7.5km): 1. Birjit Yumnam (Manipur) 10:52.756; 2. Manobjoti Teron (Assam) +0.931 seconds; 3. Arab Singh (Haryana) +2.141.
Girls under-17 Scratch Race (5km): 1. Pooja Danole (Maharashtra) 8:44.770; 2. N Biseshori Chanu (Manipur) +1.978; 3. Leakzes Angmo (Delhi) +2.069.
Parallel Bars: 1. Gaurav Kumar (Uttar Pradesh) 12.35 points; 2. Sahil Yadav (Haryana) 11.30; 3. Raj Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 11.20.
Vaulting Table: 1. Ankur Sharma (Uttar Pradesh) 12.80 points; 2. Samudra Das (Assam) 12.20; 3. Anas Ali Shaikh (Maharashtra) 12.00.
Pommel Horse: 1. Ganesh Aryal (Haryana) 12.00 points; 2. Omkar Ishwar Shinde (Maharashtra) 11.00; 3. Aryan Shamra (Punjab) 10.95.
Still Rings: 1. Swatish (Kerala) 12.35 points; 2. Sandeep Pal (Uttar Pradesh) 11.95; 3. P Surya Dev (Telangana) 11.70.
Floor Exercises: 1. Shristi Manchanda (Delhi) 11.90 points; 2. Sri Varshinee PS (Karnataka) 10.30; 3. KM Karishma (Uttar Pradesh) 10.30.
Vaulting Table: 1. Sri Varshinee PS (Karnataka) 12.025 points; 2. Ritu Das (West Bengal) 11.725; 3. Srishti Manchanda (Delhi) 11.350.
Balancing Beam: 1. K M Karishma (Uttar Pradesh) 10.10 points; 2. Srishti Manchanda (Delhi) 10.00; 3. Anushak Mangesh Pawar (Maharashtra).
Hoop: 1. Aditee Ajit Dandekar (Maharashtra) 14.30 points; 2. Bavleen Kaur (Jammu and Kashmir) 14.25; 3. Richa Sagar Chordia (Maharashtra) 13.70.
81kg class: Divyanshu Puri (Rajasthan) beat Atul Kumar (Haryana). Bronze medals: Harshpreet Singh (Punjab) and Shivaji Tiwari (Uttarakhand).
63kg class: MN Vasundhara (Karnataka) beat Inunganbi Takhellambam (Manipur). Bronze medals: Eve Dosani (Gujarat) and Preeti (Haryana).
Boys under-21 singles: Fidel Rafeeque Snehit Sutvajulla (Telangana) beat Raegan Reuel Albuqurque (Maharashtra) 9-11, 12-10, 12-10, 5-11, 11-8, 11-6. Bronze medal: Jeet Chandra (Haryana).
Girls under-21 singles: Anusha Sreesh Kutumbale (Madhya Pradesh) beat Srushti Surendranath Haleangadi (Maharashtra) 11-4, 11-9, 11-3, 11-3, Bronze medal: Surbhi Patwari (West Bengal) .
Boys under-17 singles: Aadarsh Chhetri (Delhi) beat Hrishikesh Malhota (Maharashtra) 14-12, 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-8. Bronze medal: Jeho Himnakulh Puingheta (Mizoram)
Girls under-17 singles: Diya Chitale (Maharashtra) beat Swastika Ghosh (Maharashtra) 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-9, 5-11, 3-11, 13-11. Bronze medal: Yashaswini Ghorphade (Maharashtra)