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Khelo India 2019: Bengal dominate gymnastics with eight medals at Khelo India Youth Games

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374   //    12 Jan 2019, 21:34 IST

Bidisha Gayen (WB) in action at Khelo India Youth Games
Bidisha Gayen (WB) in action at Khelo India Youth Games

Pune, January 12: Bidisha Gayen and Satyajit Mondol were the stars for Bengal with two medals each in the Under-21 gymnastics action at the Khelo India Youth Games here on Saturday. The West Bengal team finished the day with a total of eight medals that included two gold, five silver and a bronze.

Maharashtra, however, maintained their overall lead by winning four of the eight gold medals on offer, taking their total to six. Arik Dey impressed the judges once again to walk away with a gold and a silver for the home team. He won the all-around competition on the opening day. Vaidehi Abhay and Omkar Shinde won the uneven bars and rings respectively.

Asmita Paul secured the first gold for Tripura in the women’s artistic gymnastics. She later went to add another bronze for the beam.

The rhythmic gymnastics girls all-around competition was completely dominated by Maharashtra as Aditee Dandekar and Kimaya Kadam grabbed the first two spots.

Results:

Men’s Under-21 Artistic Gymnastics:

Floor: 1. Ujjwal Naidu (Kar) 12.5; 2. Arik Dey (Mah) 12.4; 3. Agnivesh Pandey (UP)

Pommel horse: 1. Arik Dey (Mah) 11.70; 2. Shivam (Del) 11.55; 3. Agnivesh Pandey (UP) 11.40.

Rings: 1. Omkar Shinde (Mah) 12.05; 2. Satyajit Mondol (WB) 11.70; 3. Agnivesh Pandey (UP) 11.65.

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Table Vault: 1. Satyajit Mondal (WB) 12.85; 2. Ujjwal Naidu (Kar) 12.575; 3. Hafijur Rahman (WB) 12.85.

Women’s Under-21 Artistic Gymnastics:

Vault: 1. Asmita Paul (Tri) 12.750; 2. Swastika Ganguly (WB) 12.675; 3. Puja Naskar (WB) 11.625.

Uneven bars: 1. Vaidehi (Mah) 9.15; 2. Soumyashree Das (WB) 9.10; 3. Sameera Khan (Del) 8.95.

Beam: 1. Karishma (UP) 11.25; 2. Bidisha Gayen (WB) 11.25; 3. Asmita Paul (Tri) 9.90.

Floor: 1. Bidisha Gayen (WB) 11.50; Swastika Ganguly (WB) 10.75; Sameera Khan (Del) 10.05.

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Under-21 All-around: 1. Aditee Dandekar (Mah) 46.40; 2. Kimaya Kadam (Mah) 41.00; 3. Meghana Reddy (Tel) 39.30

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Khelo India Youth Games is a part of the revamped national programme for development of sports, Khelo India. After the resounding success of the Khelo India School Games in 2018, it is back in 2019 in a much bigger and better version as the Youth Games. For the first time, students from colleges and universities are participating and will have a total of 9000 participants. Website: https://youthgames.kheloindia.gov.in/
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