Maharashtra consolidated its position at the top of Khelo India Youth Games 2020 Medal Tally on the sixth day of the event. The volleyball events of the multi-sport carnival culminated in Guwahati today while gold medals were also won in shooting and cycling.
Apart from the three aforementioned sports, the athletes also competed in football, hockey, lawn bowl, kho-kho and boxing.
Yesterday, Maharashtra had taken the top spot while Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh held the second, third and fourth positions, respectively. While there was no change at the top of the medal tally, could the other states hold their ranking in the top 4? Let's find out.
Day 6 Volleyball Roundup
Talking about volleyball first, in the U-17 boys section, Uttar Pradesh defeated Uttarakhand 3-1 to take the gold medal home while Gujarat won the bronze medal by defeating Haryana 3-2 in a closely contested third place playoff.
West Bengal finished in the U-17 girls tournament by overcoming a challenge from Rajasthan in a four-set match. On the other side, Karnataka blanked Kerala 3-0 to clinch the bronze medal.
In the U-21 boys tournament, Gujarat won the gold medal by beating Haryana 3-1 in the grand finale. Tamil Nadu emerged victorious in the bronze medal game versus Uttar Pradesh. And, finally, in the U-21 girls tournament, Kerala beat West Bengal 3-0 in a lopsided finale whereas Haryana took the third place on the podium with Tamil Nadu missing out narrowly.
Also read: Khelo India Youth Games 2020 Schedule: Day 8 Preview, match list and order of play for January 16th.
Day 6 Shooting Roundup
West Bengal's Ayushi Podder led her state to the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle mixed team event along with her partner Amartya Mukherjee. Tamil Nadu's Kavi Rakshna and Rithik Ramesh claimed the silver medal in the same event. Punjab finished third courtesy of Samiksha Dhingra and Sunmoon Singh Brar's fine performance in the bronze medal match.
Anjali Chaudhary from Haryana seized the gold medal in the women's U-21 25m Pistol tournament while Ishika Singh from Delhi and Devanshi Dhama from Uttar Pradesh won the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Trap mixed team was the final shooting event of day 6 and Madhya Pradesh's duo of Akash Khushwaha and Neeru topped in that competition with the final score of 46.
Day 6 Cycling roundup
The 200 meters sprint final of Khelo India Youth Games 2020 cycling event took place in Assam today where Triyasha Paul from West Bengal won the gold medal in the women's U-21 event. Maharashtra's Mayuri Lete finished second while Kerala's Aleena Reji took the bronze home.
On the U-21 men's side, Mayur Pawar added a gold medal to Maharashtra's tally and, the other two medals went to Andaman and Nicobar and Kerala, respectively.
Final medal tally after Day 6
Maharashtra continue to rule the medal tally with 28 golds, 32 silvers and 50 bronze medals. They are 5 golds ahead of the second-placed Haryana while Uttar Pradesh overtook Delhi on the medal tally courtesy of their more number of silver medals. Kerala is at the fifth rank with 28 medals to its name.Published 16 Jan 2020, 00:34 IST