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Maha surges ahead in medals tally in Khelo India School Games

859   //    02 Feb 2018, 22:51 IST

New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) Maharashtra turned in a fine all around performance in athletics, wrestling and swimming with two gold each to surge ahead of Haryana and Karnataka in a tight race for medals honours at the inaugural Khelo India School Games (KISG) here today.

All the three states now have nine gold each, but Maharashtra had a total of 25 medals as compared to 23 for Haryana and 20 for Karnataka.

Maharashtra has secured nine gold, seven silver and nine bronze while Haryana has nine gold, six silver and eighth bronze for 23 medals. Karnataka has nine gold, five silver and six bronze for 20 medals.

Delhi (seven gold), Tamil Nadu (four gold) and Kerala (three gold) followed in that order.

Maharashtra had a good day in most of the medal events today, while Haryana had a great day in athletics and wrestling. Karnataka managed two more swimming gold today.

Uttarakhand's Anu Kumar and Haryana's Pooja became double gold medallists in athletics while Nisar Ahmad of Delhi emerged as the fastest runner of the meet, despite running an all-out 100m twice in a span of 20 minutes.

After dominating the first day at the pool, Karnataka won just two of the nine gold on offer today. The only other state to win two gold was Maharashtra.

Fancied Saloni Dalal and Khushi Dinesh picked the gold for Karnataka, while Maharashtra also bagged two. Delhi, Manipur, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh swimmers won one each.

Karnataka swimmers Khushi Dinesh and Saloni Dalal picked up their second gold medals of the meet on the second day of swimming competition.

The shooting finals also began with Zeena Khitta (DAV Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh) winning the 10m Air Rifle for girls, while Shahu Mane (St. Xavier's High School, Kolhapur) won the 10m Air Rifle boys' e vent.

Medals Tally: Maharashtra 9-7-9; Haryana 9-6-8; Karnataka 9-5-6; Delhi 7-8-8; Tamil Nadu 4-9-7; Kerala 3-7-3

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