Khelo India: Maharashtra lead the pack with 128 medals

January 17, 2020, Guwahati, Delhi

Weight Lifing, Sports, Shooting, CyclingKhelo India Youth Games

Defending champions Maharashtra continued to rule the Khelo India Youth Games, adding five more gold to their tally, led by their weightlifters, on Thursday. Second-placed Haryana kept snapping at their heels, picking up five gold of their own, including two at the shooting range.

Maharashtra have a clear lead in terms of total medals (125) but their 33 gold may not be unbreachable, especially as the Games enter the last leg in which Haryana usually come into their own. Haryana have 28 gold at the moment and will hope to reclaim the mantle of champions that they had lost last year.

Delhi could not muster any gold on the day, allowing Uttar Pradesh to claim sole possession of the third place with 18 gold. They are now fourth on the table, with 17 gold, while Kerala took the next place with 13 gold.

The Karnataka cycling quartet of Danamma Chichakha, Sahana Kudiganur, Keerthi Ramaswamy and Meghna Gugad won the girls U-21 team pursuit gold, fetching the only yellow medal for a southern state.

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