SPO -KHELO-ROUND UP
Hosts Maharashtra picked crucial
gold medals in almost every discipline as it continued its
march in the Khelo India Youth Games here.
The hosts, powered by four gold each from swimming and
gymnastics, also picked more gold from athletics, badminton
and judo to race away past the 50-mark for gold medals.
Theynow have 56 golds along with 44 silver and 56
bronze medals for a whopping total of 156 medals, a media
Despite picking up nine gold medals, which included
three each from judo and swimming, Delhi were still lagging
behind in the race for overall supremacy.
Delhi now have 45 gold, 27 silver and 38 bronze
medals, while Haryana have 33 gold, 34 silver and 36 bronze
Among the individual stars of the day, 10-year-old
Abhinav Shaw stood out as he teamed up with Mehuli Ghosh to
take the gold in the 10m Air Rifle mixed team event.
In the process, Shaw became the youngest gold
medallist at these Games.
Devanshi, daughter of former pistol legend Jaspal
Rana, stole the limelight as she won the Under-21 junior
women's 25m pistol gold and held off a challenge by Haryana's
resurgent Anjali Choudhary.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu's Balakumar Nithin and
Karnataka's AT Daneshwari emerged as the country's top
sprinters as both of them completed the 100m-200m double.
Yuga Birnale led Maharashtra's charge with three
medals, including two gold, as the hosts maintained their
domination in the pool over Karnataka and Delhi.
Of the 12 gold at stake today, Maharashtra picked up
four while Delhi and Karnataka took three each.
If there was one sport where Maharashtra's domination
was halted then it was Judo, where Delhi clinched three more
gold medals to finish with the tally of a complete dozen.
Delhi topped in both the Under-17 and Under-21
sections with six gold in each category.