Khelo India School Games | Haryana top medal tally of inaugural edition of the tournament

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Khelo India School Games | Haryana top medal tally of inaugural edition of the tournament

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SportsCafe Desk

02/09/2018

With 38 gold medals in the first-ever Khelo India School Games, Haryana top the medal tally to become the champions of the central government-organised tournament. Maharashtra and Delhi have grabbed the next two positions on the table with 36 and 25 gold medals respectively.

On the last day of the event, Haryana had only one gold medal lesser than Maharashtra, but the players from the northern part of India managed to secure 15 medals on the final day to dethrone Maharashtra from the No.1 position. Out of the 15 medals that the team won yesterday, 10 medals came from boxing category, two in judo and one each from archery, football and hockey.

Apart from 38 gold meals, Haryana won 26 silver medals and 38 bronze in the tournament to finish at the top of the table while Maharashtra finished second with 36 gold, 32 silver, and 42 bronze medals. Maharashtra and Haryana were the only two states who secured more than 100 medals as they claimed 110 and 102 medals in total respectively. Fourth-placed Delhi were far behind on the table with 94 medals that included 25 gold, 29 silver, and 40 bronze medals.

Haryana won a gold in the girl’s hockey final and Odisha emerged champions in the boys' category. Haryana also proved their mettle in the football ground as their girls beat Manipur 5-4 while Mizoram defeated Punjab in boy’s final.

The final of the badminton was scheduled for the last day where Manipur player Maisnam Meiraba defeated Uttar Pradesh’s Aakash Yadav 16-21, 21-14, 21-18 in three games to be the champions. Left-handed Malvika Bansod won the girl’s singles title as she handed a 21-12, 12-10 loss to Aakarshi Kashyap of Maharashtra.

Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore presented a trophy to Haryana for their dominance in the inaugural event.

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