Defending champions Maharashtra extended their lead at the top of the Khelo India Youth Games medals tally with 25 gold, 30 silver, and 48 bronze medals.
Aditee Dankekar’s gold in the rhythmic gymnastics’ Under-21 category and Kirti Bhoite’s triumph in the girls' 200m race and the state’s 4x100m relay quartet added to the state’s tally.
Haryana remains hot on heels
Sitting second in the medals tally, Haryana has easily been the second-best amongst the states with their day dominated by a brilliant display in kabaddi, where they won as many as four gold medals.
Apart from kabaddi, Haryana also won three gold medals, each in archery and athletics, one each in cycling and gymnastics and one in athletics’ 1500m in the Under-17 category. In archery, Haryana brought home seven medals, which had three golds.
In other disciplines, Tamil Nadu dominated athletics, where they won five gold medals, three of which came in boys Under-21 long jump, girls Under-21 pole vault and girls Under-21 triple jump.
Gaurav Kumar consolidated Uttar Pradesh’s gold tally by winning the yellow metal in boys’ artistic gymnastics, while J&K's Bavleen Kaur won the title in the girls' event. Uttam Yadav also bagged the gold in the 1500 meter race in the Under-17 category.
Rajasthan saw Madhvendra Singh clinching the 110-meter gold in the boys’ Under-17 category, while Divyanshu Puri won gold in the 81kg judo event.
Judo was an event where Gujarat outdid others brilliantly as they won seven gold medals, three of them came in the Under-21 category. Amongst the others, Rushiraj Jadeja won a gold in the boys Under-21 10m Air Rifle event.
Kerala’s Ancy Sojan continued her form in the tournament by winning the third gold medal by leading her state’s Under-21 4x100m relay squad. Madhya Pradesh found heroes in compound archers in Muskan Kirarm, who won the girls’ Under-21 event, and Chirag Vidyarthi, who clinched the gold in the boys’ Under-17 event.