20 Cycling Medals in a Day! Maharashtra Continues Dominating at KIYG

Remain the only side to breach 100-medal mark, UP briefly leapfrog Delhi, Haryana remains in second place.

By Olympic Channel Writer ·

Maharashtra ended yet another day as leaders of the Khelo India Youth Games medals tally as they breached the 100-medal mark at Guwahati on Thursday. The clear toppers now have a tally of 128 medals, 34 of which are golds, 37 are silvers and 57 bronze.

Pooja Danole, who won her individual pursuit race in the Girls U-17 category on Wednesday, added four more golds - the 5 km Scratch race, the 2000m Individual pursuit, the Individual Time Trial Road and the Individual Race Road - to her tally, showcasing her versatility on track and road categories.

Maharashtra also took home golds in the Girls U-17 40kg weightlifting, with Soumya Dalvi lifting 66kg to defeat state mate Aarati Tatgunti and in the 60kg wrestling, with Saddam coming out on top.

Haryana keep up hot pursuit

Haryana kept snapping at the heels of Maharashtra, winning five gold medals on the day, two of them coming in the shooting event. Their star for the day was 13-year-old Shiva Narwal, winning the Boys U-17 10m air pistol gold. It was his second gold in two months after his successful outing in the Sub-Junior National Championship last month.

Haryana have a total of 89 medals at the end of Thursday, with 28 golds, 31 silvers and 30 bronze.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh briefly leapfrogged Delhi to third place with 19 golds in a total haul of 57 but the capital state moved back ahead by the end, with an extra gold helping them, despite their tally being 56.

A snapshot from today’s action at Guwahati. Image courtesy: KYIG Media

Odisha win multiple cycling golds

Odisha’s Swasti Singh was another cyclist who won multiple medals on the day, winning two golds and a silver in the Girls U-21 events on Thursday.

Swasti won the 3000m Individual pursuit and the 7.5 km Scratch race and only missed out on a third gold as she finished second in the Road Race.