Khelo India Youth Games: Mahrastra race ahead in medals tally

Vastavam web: Haryana reaffirmed their strength in boxing as they added ten more gold to the eight they won a day earlier to take their tally to 18 from the sport at the Khelo India Youth Games here Saturday. It also cemented their second place on the medals tally as they raced ahead of Delhi, who are in third place, a media release said. Maharashtra, picking up gold from virtually every discipline, boosted their gold tally to 83 medals.

Haryana are second with 59 gold medals while Delhi have 47. However, Maharashtra also put up an impressive performance with four gold medals, one silver and nine broze. It was Army Sports Institute trainees Barun Singh, Bhavesh Kattimani and Nikhil Dubey who contributed majorly to the Maharashtra gold hunt.

InbasketballPunjab and Tamil Nadu shared honours, winning two gold medals each. The Under-17 section had Punjab stamp their mark, while Tamil Nadu did well to top in the Under-21 section for both Boys and Girls and that also meant dashing Punjab’s hopes of winning a treble.