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Khelo India: Delhi dominate judo mat; win 3 gold medals

73   //    10 Jan 2019, 20:57 IST

Pune, Jan 10 (PTI) Delhi judokas proved unstoppable Thursday, winning three of the six gold at stake on the opening day of the event in Khelo India Youth Games 2019 here.

Delhi won a total of six medals -- three gold, one silver and two bronze.

On a day that saw action confined to the Under-17s, the other three gold were shared by Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat, a media release issued here said.

Haryana bagged four medals -- one gold, two silver, one bronze.

Gujarat judoka Sonal Bhupat won a marathon in the girls Below-40kg event.

Pitted against Priya (Haryana), Sonal needed the `Golden Score' to take the top spot.

Having shared honours after the mandatory four minutes, Sonal had to battle for another five-odd minutes and win by an Ippon.

Sohan Singh of Mathura helped Uttar Pradesh open their gold account, winning his Below-50kgs bout against fancied Harish (Haryana) by an Ippon.

In the Below-55kgs category, Yeshvir Singh (Haryana) topped against Abhishek (Punjab) by an Ippon.

The bout also saw Maharashtras Pratham Gurav claim bronze to help the hosts open their account in the discipline.


Pratham is a four-time national champion and the medal was his first at the games.

Results: U-17 Girls: Below-40kgs, Final: Sonal Bhupat (Guj) bt Priya (Har) by an Ippon.

Bronze: Bindu (Pun) & Debanjali Nath (Trp) Below- 44kgs, Final: Manini Singh (Delhi) bt Muskan (Dli) by an Ippon.

Bronze: Mansi (Har) & Pooja Yadav (UP) Below-48kgs, Final: Navika (Delhi) bt Kabi Doyon (Arunachal) by 2-1 Waza-ari; Bronze: Mahima Dikshi Sailor (Guj) & Zonunsangi (Miz) U-17 Boys: Below-50kgs, Final: Sohan Singh (UP) bt Harish (Har) by an Ippon Bronze: Khomdan Wang (Arunachal) and Keshorjit Haobijam (Manipur) Below-55kgs, Final: Yeshvir Singh (Har) bt Abhishek (Pun) by an Ippon.

Bronze: Pratham Gurav (Mah) & Rahul Verma (UP)Below- 60kgs, Final: Kunal Vats (Dli) bt Money Sharma (Pun) by an Ippon; Bronze: Shauryaveer Gill (Dli) & Harsh Tokas (Delhi)