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Haryana Emerge Khelo India School Games Champions After Dream Run By Young Guns

Dream Run By Young Guns As Haryana Emerge Khelo India School Games Champions
Team Haryana celebrates after becoming the champions. (Source - Khelo India official Twitter account)

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Haryana Emerge Khelo India School Games Champions After Dream Run By Young Guns

Maharashtra and Delhi came second and third respectively; Karnataka was at fourth place.

Haryana held on to their lead to finish as the Khelo India School Games champions with 38 gold medals as the event came to an end in Delhi on Thursday. Young champions from schools across the state ensured 102 medals in all, including 26 silver medals and 38 bronze medals.

Maharashtra came second with 36 gold medals, 32 silver and 43 bronze medals. At third position was the team from Delhi which won 25 gold medals, 29 silver medals and 40 bronze medals.

On the last day of the Khelo India School Games, Haryana topped the judo medals chart by winning two gold medals and four bronze medals in the event. Haryana Girls also won the gold medal in Women’s hockey.

The state ended up victorious in the Girls’ archery events as well. Kirti and Himani won gold and silver medals respectively in the re-curve archery event. Reeta Sawaiyan from Jharkhand stood on the third place.

Vinayak Verma from Punjab clinched the first place in the Boy’s re-curve archery, Sumid V. Mohod of Maharashtra grabbed the second place while Haryana’s Akash took the third place.

Odisha Boys defeated Punjab in the hockey final match, winning the gold medal.

The state also defeated West Bengal to win the bronze medal in Girls’ football with a score 8-0.

Kerala Girls won a gold medal in the basketball event.

Punjab won the gold medal in Boys’ category.

Haryana’s finish as the eventual Khelo India School Games champions was propelled by an incredible performance by the wrestling team. It won a staggering 14 gold medals in the discipline!

The team from Karnataka, which finished at the fourth position, impressed with a series of victories in swimming.

(Read – Khelo India School Games Day 2: Karnataka’s Memorable Gold Rush In Swimming)

The Khelo India School Games generated a lot of excitement among the participants. Here is a tweet from the official Khelo India account.

Sportspersons like PT Usha, PV Sindhu and Shushil Kumar were an integral part of the opening ceremony on 31 January. The games had been declared open by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said that it was not just about medals, but also about playing.

(Read – Mega Sports Meet Khelo India School Games Opened By PM Narendra Modi)

Bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar are among those who have pledged their support to the Khelo India movement.

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