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Khelo India 2019: Delhi continue to dominate the judo arena, pick three more gold at KIYG

267   //    12 Jan 2019, 22:43 IST

U21 boys Below-55kgs gold medallist, Shubham (DL), at Khelo India Youth Games
U21 boys Below-55kgs gold medallist, Shubham (DL)

Pune, Jan 12: Delhi judokas once again basked in glory grabbing three gold medals out of the eight on the cards on Saturday in the Khelo India Youth Games 2019. Delhi’s tally of gold from Judo is now nine.

On the penultimate day of the judo competition, Uttar Pradesh picked up two gold while Haryana, Gujarat, and Rajasthan also added themselves on the Gold list.

Delhi won one of their Gold in the Under-21 boys' section and their girls added two. In the boys' section, Shubham (Below-55kgs) topped, while Mahima Tokas (Below-48kgs) and Pinky Balhara (Below-52Kgs) struck the yellow metal in the girls.

Rajasthan’s moment of glory came when Hemang Jaiswal dashed the hopes of Maharashtra’s Nishant Gurav in the Below-73kgs category.

Kolhapur’s Nishant was the only high point of Maharashtra’s campaign for the day, apart from a bronze medal. In claiming the silver, the Karamveer Hire Mahavidyalaya student achieved a career-best. Earlier, Nishant’s best was a bronze as a seventh grader in the School Nationals and last year’s Junior Nationals at Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.

It was heartwarming to see as many as 15 states get to the podium showing the spread of the sport.

Kerala also picked two silver, through Rakhul Gopi (Below-55kgs) and Navneeth OS (Below-60kgs) besides one bronze from Vijitha N (Below-44kgs).


Under-21 Boys:


Below-55kgs: Shubham (DL) bt Rakhul Gopi (KL) by an Ippon; Bronze: Rahul (HR) & Om Prakash (RJ)

Below-60kgs: Gaurav Awasthi (UP) bt Navneeth Os (KL) by an Ippon; Bronze: Chander Pal (Chd) & Rajesh Kumar Sahoo (OD)

Below-66kgs: Nitin Chouhan (HR) bt Vikram Singh (UP) by an Ippon; Bronze: Mohit Pal (UK) & Madin Hina (AR)

Below-73kgs: Hemang Jaiswal (RJ) bt Nishant Gurav (MH) by an Ippon; Bronze: Mandeep Singh (PB) & Ajay Mistry (GJ) 

Under-21 Girls:

Below-44Kgs: Krishna Fauzdar (UP) bt Amandeep (PB) by an Ippon; Bronze: Jyoti Devi (HR) & Vijitha N (KL)

Below-48kgs: Mahima Tokas (DL) bt Kabin Doyom (AR) by an Ippon; Bronze: Kinjal Vadher (GJ) & Vidya Lohar (MH)

Below-52Kgs: Pincky Balhara (DL) bt Rukshana Shaikh (GJ) by an Ippon; Bronze: Anita Tukkar (KA) & R Vanramawii (MZ) 

Below-57kgs: Suhana Shaikh (GJ) bt Rubina Devi Lanpoklakpam (MN) by an Ippon; Bronze: Megha Tokas (DL) & Sanisha NB (KL)