Khelo India Games: Maharashtra back on top, after a productive day

January 15, 2020, Guwahati

Athletics, Shooting, Judo, CyclingKhelo India Youth Games

Maharashtra’s athletes went home with wide smiles after enjoying a productive day at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 here on Tuesday, entrenching themselves at the top of the charts with a total of 26 gold among the rich haul of 107 medals, leaving Haryana trailing with 21 gold medals and a total of 67.

Maharashtra owed it to their gymnasts and cyclists who contributed three gold medals each on Tuesday. Harshwardhan Yadav (boys under-21 25m Rapid Fire Pistol) and sprinter Kirti Vijay Bhoite (girls under-21 200m) ensured that Maharashtra would widen their lead over Haryana, who won three gold medals, including one from Nancy in the girls under-17 10m Air Rifle.

Manipur’s cyclists and judokas fetched their State five gold medals to see the State rise to ninth place while Uttar Pradesh, with four track and field titles, rose to fourth place behind Maharashtra, Haryana and Delhi.

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