On the 12th day of the Khelo India Youth Games, the boy’s hockey team of host Madhya Pradesh performed amazingly. On Friday, in the final match of the hockey competitions, the boys’ team won the gold medal by defeating Odisha, which is called the powerhouse of hockey, by 3-2. However, the girls’ team gave a tough fight to Jharkhand and tied 1-1. But, they went down 4-3 in the penalty shoot-out and had to settle for the silver medal.
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By the end of the 12th day, Madhya Pradesh stood third in the medal tally with 38 gold. On the other hand, Maharashtra continues to hold the number one position with a total of 53 medals. Haryana is second in the medal table. The players here have won a total of 40 gold medals in the Khelo India Youth Games.
Meanwhile, wrestling and swimming competitions will happen on the 13th day i.e. the last day of the Khelo India Youth Games. DSYW Hall of wrestling capital Bhopal will happen at TT Nagar Stadium. While swimming competition is being held at Prakash Tarun Puskar Bhopal.
Also in the day of the Khelo India Youth Games, Jharkhand’s girls restricted the hosts from a double in hockey. They won it’s final 4-3 ahead of the boy’s final. Kerala and Manipur won the Boys and Girls football golds respectively. While top seed Aryan Shah of Gujarat won the boy’s Tennis singles. At the same time, second seed Suhita Maruri of Karnataka won the Girl’s Tennis singles gold medals.
Moreover, there were three more national youth records created at the Basketball complex in Indore, venue of the weightlifting competition, yet again by one individual. Manipur’s M. Martina Devi won the Girls 81kg+ category with a total lift of 199kg. Not only was her total lift a national youth record, but so were her final efforts in Snatch (88kg) and Clean and Jerk (111kg). In-fact, just like Haryana’s Sanjana on Thursday, who won the Girls 76kg, Martina broke a total of seven national youth records enroute to gold.
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In the Girls 81kg, Andhra’s Ch. Sri Lakshmi won gold with a total lift of 191kg. In the Boys 102kg category, the gold went to Delhi’s Akshat Sharma who had a total lift of 274kg. In the Boys 102kg+ Chandigarh’s Paramvir Singh won gold with a total lift of 311kgs.