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Shivangi Sarma, Khushi Dinesh take centerstage with hat-trick of gold medals
Guwahati, January 18, 2020
Assam’s Shivangi Sarma and Karnataka’s Khushi Dinesh raked in their third gold medal eachin the swimming competition at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 here on Saturday. West Bengal’s Swadesh Mondol and Karnataka’s Nina Venkatesh completed a double each before SrihariNataraj dominated the boys under-21 100m backstroke.
The four gold medals that Karnataka won in the Dr. Zakir Hussain Aquatics Complex on Saturday, including one for Aneesh S Gowda in the 1500m freestlye event, saw the State continue their dramatic rise from outside the top 10. They are now in the fifth spot on the medals tally with a collection of 15 gold to be behind Maharashtra, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
Maharashtra are firmly in the lead with 49 gold in haul of 179 medals while Haryana are trying hard to catch up with 40 gold in a total of 125 medals. Delhi (26 gold) and Uttar Pradesh (22) are locked in a competition of their own for the third place, with Karnataka making a game run through their swimmers.
The home State’s top freestyler Shivangi Sarma’s triple crown in the pool, with a win in the girls under-21 400m freestyle on Saturday, helped Assam touch double-figures in terms of gold medals won. With more gold likely to come their way late on Saturday from the Lawn Bowls competition, Assam are looking forward to cracking the top 10 by the end of the day.
Maharashtra’s tally was boosted by both under-21 gold medals in kho-kho. The all-round superiority of their teams was always evident on the mat and the scores reflected that well. That both the finals ended in big victories by an innings and more tells the story of Maharashtra’s domination of the indigenous sport.
Even as Haryana’s traditional rivals in wrestling, Maharashtra and Delhi, were giving them a run for their money, they relied on their shooters to keep stay within 10 gold medals of Maharashtra. Their shot girls under-21 shot gun aces did not disappoint them on Saturday, Kiran holding her nerve in a shoot-off for the gold medal with Madhya Pradesh’s Neeru Devi in the Trap final.
Sanjana Sood did not have to endure such stress in the Skeet final as she edged out Tamil Nadu’s N Keerthana 46-45. Punjab’s Vanshika Shahi (50m Rifle 3 Positions) and the Uttar Pradesh 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team of Devanshi Dhama and Sharvan Kumar took home the other two gold medals at stake in the shooting ranges on Saturday.
Rajasthan’s Boni Manghkya claimed the girls under-17 55kg class weightlifting gold, denying Arunachal Pradesh’s Balo Yalam by 6kg in a close battle. However, late in the evening, Markio Tario won Arunachal Pradesh’s second gold medal in the sport by topping the boys under-21 contest.
The results (all finals):
Boys under-21: Maharashtra beat Kerala by an innings and five points; Bronze medals: West Bengal and Karnataka.
Girls under-21: Maharashtra beat Karnataka by an innings and three points. Bronze medals: Odisha and Kerala.
50m Rifle 3 Positions: 1. Vanshika Shahi (Punjab) 451.3 points; 2. Ayushi Podder (West Bengal) 446.5; 3. Yashika Vishwajeet Shinde (Maharashtra) 435.6.
Trap: 1. Kiran (Haryana) 40 (shoot-off 3); 2. Neeru Devi (Madhya Pradesh) 40 (2); 3. Preeti Rajak (Madhya Pradesh) 32.
Skeet: 1. Sanjana Sood (Haryana) 46 points; 2. N Keerthana (Tamil Nadu) 45; 3. Zahra Mufaddal Deeswala (Telangana) 35.
Mixed Team under-21 10m Air Pistol: Uttar Pradesh (Devanshi Dhama and Sharvan Kumar) beat Delhi (Devanshi Rana and Shaurya Sarin) 16-6. Bronze medal shoot-off: Maharashtra (Harshada Nithave and Sairaj Ganeshkate) beat Haryana (Sabnam and Vikash Kumar) 16-12.
100m Backstroke: 1. Srihari Nataraj (Karnataka) 56.53 seconds; 2. Soumyajit Saha (West Bengal) 1:00.03; Nanak Moolchandani (Madhya Pradesh) 1:02.06.
400m Individual Medley: 1. Shivaksh Sahu (Chhattisgarh) 4:47.15; 2. Anurag Singh (Delhi) 4:49.38; 3. Rudraksh Sahu (Chhattisgarh) 5:06.07.
400m Freestyle: 1. Shivangi Sarma (Assam) 4:34.55; 2. Bhavika Dugar (Tamil Nadu) 4:55.64; 3. Jasmine Gurung (Haryana) 5:06.31.
100m Backstroke: 1. Soubrity Mondal (West Bengal) 1:006.71; 2. Pratyasha Ray (Odisha) 1:09.38; 3. Maana Patel (Gujarat) 1:12.38.
4x100m Freestyle: 1. Maharashtra (Rutuja Talegaonkar, Radhika Gawde, Yugandhra and Sadhvi Dhuri) 4:20.05; 2. Assam (Shivangi Sarma, Sayeda Antara Zaima, Rinita Gogoi and Anubhuti Baruah) 4:23.11; 3. West Bengal (Moumitra Karar, Suchetna Chakraborty, Shristi Bajaj and Soubrity Mondal) 4:36.43.
1500m Freestyle: 1. Aneesh S Gowda (Karnataka) 16:18.46; 2. Dhyan Balakrishna (Karnataka) 16:49.63; 3. Vedaant Madhavan (Mahrashtra) 17:00.79.
100m Backstroke: 1. Tanmay Das (Delhi) 59.08; 2. Vedant Bapna (Maharashtra) 59.56; 3. Sahil Laskar (West Bengal) 59.93.
400m Individual Medley: 1. Swadesh Mondol (West Bengal) 4:35.36; 2. Aneesh S Gowda (Karnataka) 4:48.23; 3. Kalp Bohra (Karnataka) 4:51.90.
400m Freestyle: 1. Khushi Dinesh (Karnataka) 4:35.28; 2. V Varsha (Tamil Nadu) 4:38.91; 3. Kiara Bangera (Mahrashtra) 4:38.95.
100m Backstroke: 1. Nina Venkatesh (Karnataka) 1:06.47; 2. Ridhima Virendra Kumar (Karnataka) 1:06.53; 3. Shrungi Bandekar (Goa) 1:08.53.
4x100m Freestyle Relay: 1. Maharashtra (Apeksha Fernandes, Kiara Bangera, Kareena Shankta and Kenisha Gupta) 4:05.86; 2. Karnataka (Latiesha Mandana, Divya Ghosh, Nina Venkatesh and Ridhima Virendra Kumar) 4:09.15; 3. Delhi (Bhavya Sachdeva, Asstha Choudhury, Muskan Kaur and Jhanvi Choudhury) 4:12.46.
61kg class: 1. Sidhantha Gogoi (Assam) 263kg (Snatch 116kg, Clean & Jerk 147kg); 2. Charu Pesi (Arunachal Pradesh) 259 (114, 145); 3. Jacob Vanlaltluanga (Mizoram) 252 (117, 135).
67kg class: 1. Kuldeep Sahu (Odisha) 238kg (103, 135); 2. RS Tarun Sharma (Uttar Pradesh) 224 (99, 125); 3. Silvan MH Beihorathtlo (Mizoram) 217 (95, 122).
61kg class: Aniruddha Suresh Nipane (Maharashtra) 230kg (102, 128); 2. Bengia Tani (Arunachal Pradesh) 221 (98, 123); 3. Lovedeep Singh (Punjab) 220 (97, 123).
55kg class: 1. Ananya Vijay Patil (Maharashtra) 166kg (75, 89); 2. Abhirami P Mathew (Kerala) 160; 3. Moti Jani (Odisha) 158.
55kg class: 1. Boni Manghkya (Rajasthan) 159kg (70, 89); 2. Balo Yalam (Arunachal Pradesh) 153 (67, 86); 3. Khundrakpam Priyaluxmi Devi (Manipur) 152 (69, 83).
51kg class: Amol Baburao Bongarde (Maharashtra) beat Akshay Tanaji Dhere (Maharashtra); Bronze medals: Kapil (Haryana) and Abhishek Yadav (Uttar Pradesh).
55kg class: Vishant Chillar (Delhi) beat Udit (Haryana); Bronze medals: Vikas Baliyan (Uttar Pradesh) and Bhuvanesh (Haryana) .
60kg class: Aman (Delhi) beat Deepak (Himachal Pradesh); Bronze medals: Naveen (Haryana) and Shubham (Maharashtra).
65kg class: Manish Goswami (Delhi) beat Sachin (Haryana); Bronze medals: Manoj (Rajasthan) and Shubham (Uttar Pradesh).
71kg class: Chandermohan (Haryana) beat Kalicharan (Maharashtra); Bronze medals: Vishal (Punjab) and Sandeep (Delhi).
80kg class: Dushyant (Haryana) beat Pratik (Maharashtra); Bronze medals: Vikas (Delhi) and Rohit (Haryana).
92kg class: Vetal Audumbar Shelke (Maharashtra) beat Anuj Tomar (Uttar Pradesh); Bronze medals: Anuj (Haryana) and Joginder Rathi (Haryana).
50kg class: Neelam (Uttar Pradesh) beat Simran (Delhi); Bronze medals: Kajal Ashok Jadhav (Maharashtra) and Neha (Haryana).
53kg class: 1. Pooja (Madhya Pradesh); 2. Disha Prakash Karande (Maharashtra); 3. Gursharan Kaur (Punjab).
55kg class: 1. Aarju Tomar (Uttar Pradesh); 2. Sushma Shokeen (Delhi); 3. Ankita Anand Shinde (Maharashtra).