Madhya Pradesh athletes open their campaign with 9 medals in Khelo IndiaJanuary 12, 2020, Guwahati
Madhya Pradesh athletes began on a medal winning note in the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games that started in Guwahati on January 9. State players won 9 medals, including three golds and two silvers.
In the under-17 boys’ javelin throw event at Sarusajai Stadium, MP athletes won the gold and bronze medals with their superlative performance. Vivek Thakur won gold medal (66.06m), silver medal was bagged by Rinku Yadav (61.30m) and Mohd Arif Mansoori (61.24m) won bronze medal.
In the 3000m race for boys’ in under-17 category, Arjun Vaskale completed the race in 8: 31.97 and won the top position for the state. Abhishek Thakur finished the race in 8: 45.58 to earn a bronze. Haryana athlete finished in 8: 39.74 to win the silver medal.
In the 5000 m race for the boys in under-21 category, state athlete Sunil Davar took the silver medal with a timing of 14:40; another state athlete Bahadur Patel won the bronze, with a time of 14: 41.52 . Ajit Kumar of Gujarat with 14:39, finished first and bagged the gold.
Madhya Pradesh athlete Sohail Akhtar won the gold in the long jump competition in under-17 event, by jumping 7.16 meters. Tamil Nadu athletes were on second and third spot, respectively. Judo player Ayush Dutt gave the fourth bronze medal to MP, in the 66 kg weight category .