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Khelo Games: Odisha Cyclist Clinches Gold, Maharashtra Tops With 4 Gold

Guwahati: Maharashtra’s athletes fired up by the gauntlet thrown down by Haryana, got here up with a stellar efficiency on Tuesday, including 4 gold medals to regain the lead on the medal desk within the Khelo India Youth Video games. Whereas Odisha bicycle owner Swasti Singh gained the Women Underneath-21 Scratch Race from Keerthi Rangaswamy (Karnataka) by a 0.246 second margin.

Haryana, who had a spectacular day on Monday to affix them on the prime with 17 gold, might solely comply with up with yet another to slide to the second place.

With a complete of 21 gold amongst their 89-medal haul up to now, Maharashtra have a three-gold benefit over Haryana who’ve 54 medals.

Delhi are third with 15 gold of their 41-medal assortment whereas Uttar Pradesh rose to the fourth spot, successful 4 gold medals within the morning to slide previous Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. With no gold coming their method on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu watched Madhya Pradesh vault over them to the sixth place.

Karnataka picked up three gold medals on Tuesday, yet another than that they had gained over the previous few days, to get into the Prime 10 the place Tamil Nadu and Kerala are within the seventh and ninth spots on both facet of Manipur.

Karnataka’s gold had been gained by Abhin Devadiga (Boys Underneath-21, 200m), Akhilesh (Boys Underneath-17, triple soar) and judoka MN Vasundhara (Women Underneath-21, 63kg).

But, it was Uttar Pradesh who minted essentially the most gold medals on Tuesday morning, because of the Boys Underneath-17 squad’s stellar triple crown present. Vijay Kashyap (200m), Uttam Yadav (1500m) and Mohammed Shahban (hammer throw) shone in athletics whereas Gaurav Kumar (parallel bars) sparkled in gymnastics.

The 4 desk tennis singles crowns went to paddlers from totally different states: Fidel Survajulla (Telangana, Boys Underneath-21), Anusha Kutumbale (Madhya Pradesh, Women Underneath-21), Aadarsh Chhetri (Delhi, Boys Underneath-17) and Diya Chitale (Maharashtra, Boys Underneath-17).

On Tuesday, Fidel rallied from the lack of a gap set defeat to down Raegan Albuquerque (Maharashtra) 4-2 whereas Anusha Kutumbale had it simple towards Srushti Haleangadi (Maharashtra), successful in straight units.

Maharashtra would rue lacking these two gold that will have helped them widen the hole with Haryana on the medal tally.

On the velodrome, Manipur’s Elangbam Singh scored a wonderful win over Karnataka’s Venkatappa Kengalagutti within the Boys Underneath-21 Scratch Race whereas his team-mate Birjit Yumnan took the Boys Underneath-17 Scratch Race title, edging out the house state’s Manobjyti Teron by 0.931 seconds.

Maharashtra’s Pooja Danole picked up her second gold medal by successful the Underneath-17 Scratch Race from Manipur’s N. Biseshori Chanu by a good-looking 1.978 seconds.

(IANS)

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