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Khelo India Youth Games: Haryana wins gold in Yogasana

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Monday, 6 June 2022 (18:11 IST)
Panchkula: Haryana won the gold medal in the under-18 boys category of Artistic Group Yogasana event at the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021 on Monday.

Haryana team consist of Rohit Kumar, Sagar Rana, Jeetu, Gaurav, Prabhat Kumar scored 120.99 points to finish on to. Maharashtra finished second with a total of 118.5.

West Bengal secured the third position scoring 115.16 points. Tamil Nadu became fourth with 112.54.

Haryana girls were the first to make it to the final in the Kabaddi match on the fourth day. In the first semi-final, Haryana girls did wonders by defeating Andhra Pradesh by 50-15 points in a one-sided match.

The second semifinal will be played between Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

In the Kabaddi Boys match, Uttar Pradesh beat Maharashtra by 41-37.

In the 61 kg weight category wrestling matches, Savita of Haryana defeated Vanshika Gosai of Uttarakhand 10-0. Rekha Jat (Madhya Pradesh) defeated Meenaben Patel of Gujarat 10-2 while Nikita (Delhi) defeated Khushi Thakur of (Himachal Pradesh) to advance to the next round.

Unnati Hooda, the youngest player to represent India in the Thomas Cup, entered the next round by winning her first match in badminton singles.

In the weightlifting competition, Haryana girls did wonders in the 55 kg weight category. Usha won the first gold medal by lifting 170 kg weight. In the same category, Boney Manyakhya of Arunachal Pradesh won silver medal in 164 kg and Sakshi Ranmale of Maharashtra bagged silver in 159 kg.

Haryana team defeated Mizoram by 3-0 in girls football matches held at Panjab University. In another girls match, Jharkhand defeated Tamil Nadu 6-0 to make it to the next round.

In Thang-Ta event, Konjengbam Thaja Chanu of Manipur won gold while Saira Zahoor of Jammu and Kashmir won the silver medal. Haryana's Preeti bagged bronze medal.

Following the initial trends of the medal tally of KIYG being held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, Haryana and Maharashtra looked to grab the top-two spots. (UNI)

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