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KIYG 2023: Maharashtra, Haryana boost medal tally with five and four gold respectively

Haryana clean sweeps boys and girls Kabaddi gold

Chennai, Jan 22: Defending champions Maharashtra and last edition runners-up Haryana clinched five and four gold medals each on Monday to begin their march towards the top half of the medals tally of the Khelo India Youth Games 2023, Tamil Nadu.
Maharashtra bagged two gold medals each from Gymnastic and Yogasana and one in fencing to jump to second spot in the overall standing while Haryana swept both the Kabaddi golds and added one each in Judo and fencing to climb to third position. Host Tamil Nadu continued to occupy the top spot with six gold medals, adding two from the cycling velodrome at TNPESU, Chennai.

Gujarat were in fifth position after judokas Meherudak Makhwana (52kg) and Shahin Darjada (57kg) added two more gold medals to the one they had won from the same arena a day before. Telangana also won two gold medals on Monday – one each in Gymnastics and Cycling.
On the first two days of competition, both Maharashtra and Haryana had missed out on winning any gold medal and hence were in the bottom half of the medals table despite winning more medals overall.
Gymnast Aaryan Davande opened Maharashtra’s gold medal account with a clinical performance in the Artistic All-Round competition at the SDAT Aquatics complex in Chennai before Samyukta Kale clinched the Girls Rhythmic All-Round title with a total of 102.75 points.
Davande accumulated a total of 73.200 points to pip Uttar Pradesh’s Pranav Mishra (72.470 pts) to the top spot. Harshit of UP clinched the bronze with a score of 71.700 points in the event where the boys have to perform on six different apparatus to decide the winner.
In Yogasana, Rudrakshi Bhave led a clean sweep of medals for Maharashtra in Girls Artistic Single category while Rohan Tayade won the gold medal in Boys Artistic Single event.
Fencer Mahi Aradwad then rounded off Maharashtra’s gold medal count with a 15-11 win over Anupriya of Haryana in girls Epee final at the Table Tennis Hall in TNPESU.
Haryana as expected bagged both the gold medals in Kabaddi at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium. The boys team defeated Rajasthan 43-28 while the girls got the better of Tamil Nadu 40-33 in the respective finals.
In the Judo competition being held at the same venue, Lucky got the better of his state-mate Inder Aakash Singh to clinch the gold medal before Kanupriya defeated Manipur’s Mangaleibi T in girls Foil final in Fencing to take Haryana to third position.
Photo Caption 1: Maharahstra’s Yoga marvel, Rohan Sunil Tayade wins gold in artistic single boys event on Monday (red jersy kid)
Photo Caption 2: HDefending Champion Haryana boys’ team defeated Rajasthan in the finals to win the gold medal in KIYG2023
Photo Credit: KIYG2023
Medal Tally:


Group A: Tamil Nadu bt Kerala 91-59; Maharashtra bt Chandigarh 87-38
Group B: Chhattisgarh bt Uttar Pradesh 81-50; Punjab bt Madhya Pradesh 76-41
Group A: Punjab bt Mizoram 105-66; Uttar Pradesh bt Madhya Pradesh 106-83
Group B: Karnataka bt Rajasthan 75-65

Time Trial (500m): Gold – J Srimathi (TN) 39.752; Silver – Vimla (Raj) 40.211; Bronze – R Tamilarasi 41.028
Team Sprint: Gold – Tamil Nadu 1:20.036; Silver – Rajasthan 1:20.528; Bronze – Maharashtra 1:20.814

Time Trial (1km): Gold – Aashirwad Saxena (Tel) 1:12.652; Silver – Vedant Jadhav (Mah) 1:13.362; Bronze – Gurmoor Poonia (Har) 1:14.192

Team Sprint: Gold – Kerala 1:09.856; Silver – Maharashtra 1:10.434; Bronze – Tamil Nadu 1:11.156


60kg: Khushi Singh (MP) bt Riya Toor (Pun) 5:0
63kg: Ankur Yadav (Har) bt Deepika Sundi (AP) 5:0
66kg: Harshika Rana (UP) bt Minnat Zarine (Kar) 5:0
70kg: Krisha Verma (Pun) bt Komal Mahar (Utk) RSC R1
75kg: Diksha (Del) bt Jasleen Lail (Pun) 5:0

Epee: Gold medal match: Mahi Aradwad (Mah) bt Anupriya (Har) 15-11; Bronze – Benny Reeba (CG), Janhvi Jadhav (Mah)
Foil: Gold medal match: Kanupriya (Har) bt Mangaleibi T (Man) 15-6; Bronze – Prachi (Har), Jasmine (Pun)

52kg: Gold – Mherdukh Makhwana (Guj); Silver – Popy Bowmick (TRP); Bronze: Riya Kashyap (UP), Shaily Shukla (Guj)
57 kg: Gold – Shahin Darjada (Guj); Silver – Rupanshi (HP); Bronze: Nikita (Har), Shan (Har)

60kg: Gold – Lucky (Har); Silver – Inder Aakash Singh (Har); Bronze: Kapil Damai (Chd), Om Rattan (Pun)
66kg: Gold – A Wanglen (Man); Silver – M Wanghoi (Man); Bronze: Mohit Yadav (Del), Shaurya Pawar (Del)
73 kg: Gold – Hitesh Kumar Gulia (Del); Silver – Atesh Chaturedi (Raj); Bronze: Agashin W (Man), Ram Keshvala (Guj)


Artistic Individual All-Round: Gold – Nishika Agarwal (Tel) 42.95; Silver – Soumili Karar (WB) 42.25; Sara Rawool (Mah) 40.50

Rhythmic Individual All-Round: Gold – Sanyukta Kale (Mah) 102.75; Silver – Muskan Rana (J&K) 99.00; Bronze – Life Adlakha (Har) 91.55

Artistic Individual All-Round: Gold – Aaryan Davande (Mah) 73.200; Silver – Pranav Mishra (UP) 72.470; Bronze – Harshit D (UP) 71.700

Group A: Madhya Pradesh bt Chhattisgarh 1-0; Mizoram bt Tamil Nadu 7-0
Group B: Haryana bt Jharkhand 4-3; Odisha bt Punjab 2-0.

Group A: Punjab bt Tamil Nadu 2-1; Odisha bt Madhya Pradesh 2-1

Kabaddi (final):
Girls: Gold medal match: Haryana bt Tamil Nadu 40-33; Bronze: Bihar, Himachal Pradesh
Boys: Gold medal match: Haryana bt Rajasthan 43-28; Bronze: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu

Girls Individual (semi-finals): 1-Pooja Arthi R (TN) beat Deepika V (TN) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5; 2- Nirupama Dubey (Mah) beat Shameena Riaz (TN) 11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 11-7

Girls Team (quarterfinals): Tamil Nadu bt Bihar 3-0; Rajasthan bt Kerala 3-0; Uttar Pradesh bt Uttarakhand 3-0; Maharashtra beat Karnataka 3-0

Boys Individual (semi-finals): 1-Tanveet Singh Mund (MP) beat Sarvesh Pr (TN) 11-6, 10-12, 12-14, 11-8, 11-6; 2-Aryan Pratap Singh (UP) bt Arihant K S (TN) 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7

Boys Team (quarterfinals): Tamil Nadu bt Manipur 3-0; Assam bt Kerala 2-1; Rajasthan bt Maharashtra 3-0; Uttar Pradesh bt Chhattisgarh 3-0

Artistic Single: Gold – Rudrakshi Bhave (Mah) 137.75; Silver – Tejaswini Khinchi (Mah) 135.63; Bronze – Pranjal Vhanna (Mah) 135.5

Artistic Single: Gold – Rohan Sunil Tayade (Mah) 135.13; Silver – Chittesh S (TN) 133.75; Bronze – Swaraj Sunny Fiske (Mah) 132.38

The 6th Khelo India Youth Games 2023 from January 19-31 are being held in Tamil Nadu. This is the first time that Khelo India Youth Games are being held in South India. The Games are being played across four cities of Tamil Nadu, namely Chennai, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore. The mascot for the Games is Veera Mangai. Rani Velu Nachiyar, fondly called Veera Mangai, was an Indian queen who waged a war against British colonial rule. The mascot symbolises the valour and spirit of Indian women, embodying the strength of women power. The logo for the games incorporates the figure of poet Thiruvalluvar. Over 5600 athletes are participating in this edition of Khelo India Youth Games, spread across 13 days and 15 venues. There are 26 sporting disciplines with over 275 competitive events and 1 demo sport. The 26 sporting disciplines are a diverse mix of conventional sports such as football, volleyball, badminton etc. and traditional sports like kalaripayattu, gatka, thang ta, kabaddi and yogasana. Silambam, a traditional sport of Tamil Nadu, has been introduced as a demo sport for the first time in the history of Khelo India Youth Games. The Khelo India mission, started in 2016, is a brainchild of PM Narendra Modi and run by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.


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