Khelo India Youth Games 2020: Maharashtra leads medal tally with 28 gold, Haryana second with 23 gold medals

Khelo India Youth Games 2020: On Day 7, Maharashtra's medal tally stands at 107 medals with 28 gold, 32 silver and 50 bronze medals,

Jan 16, 2020 15:25 IST

Khelo India Youth Games 2020: Maharashtra is leading the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 medal tally with 107 medals, followed by Haryana in second place with 73 medals and Uttar Pradesh in the third spot with 48 medals. The third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games is currently underway in Guwahati, Assam.

Maharashtra's medal tally on Day 7 of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 stands at 107 medals with 28 gold, 32 silver and 50 bronze medals, followed by Haryana in second place with 23 gold, 25 silver and 25 bronze medals. Uttar Pradesh stands third with 17 gold medals, 13 silver and 18 bronze medals.

Overall, all 28 states and nine union territories are participating in the Khelo India Youth Games. The top 10 states/UTs in the medal tally include Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur and West Bengal. 

Khelo India Youth Games 2020: Highlights

Maharashtra and Haryana have fixed their position at the top two spots in the medal tally with regular gold medal flow.  Haryana dominated largely in Kabaddi, winning four gold medals in the sport.

Haryana also won three gold medals each in archery and athletics, one each in cycling and gymnastics and one in athletics in 1500m in the Under-17 category. The state also dominated in archery, winning 7 medals including 3 gold.

Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are neck-to-neck with 48 medals each, with the difference of just one medal. While both states have equal number of gold medals, UP is ahead of Delhi in the silver medal count. 

Kerala put up an impressive show in athletics by bagging 10 gold medals, most by any state. Though Haryana won 29 medals overall, it lagged behind Kerala that won 18 medals, as it had only nine gold medals. 

The state's Ancy Sojan clinched three gold medals, becoming the only triple gold medal winner of the event. Sojan won gold in girls Under-21 100m, long jump and 4x100m relay event. 

West Bengal broke into the top ten with 7 gold medals, displacing Karnataka, which fell back to the 15th position. Assam and Rajasthan are also inching towards the top 10 with 6 gold medals each. 

Tamil Nadu dominated in athletics, winning five gold medals, three of which came in jumps- boys under-21 long jump, girls under-21 pole vault and girls under-21 triple jump.

Gujarat’s judo team performed exceptionally, as, among the state’s 10 gold medals, seven have come from Judo events. The state won three of the eight gold medals on offer in the under-21 judo competition. 

Madhya Pradesh’s compound archers bettered their last year’s performances to win gold this time. While Muskan Kirar won gold in the girls’ Under-21 event, Chirag Vidyarthi won gold in the boys’ under-17 event.

Khelo India Youth Games 2020 Medal Tally

State

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Maharashtra

28

32

50

107

Haryana

23

25

25

73

Uttar Pradesh

17

13

18

48

Delhi

17

12

19

48

Kerala

13

3

12

28

Gujarat

11

10

14

35

Madhya Pradesh

10

8

9

27

Tamil Nadu

9

18

11

38

Manipur

9

8

8

25

West Bengal

7

9

6

22

Khelo India Youth Games: Background

The Khelo India Youth Games is conducted in two separate age categories- Under-17 boys and girls and Under-21 boys and girls group. The games include 20 sporting disciplines.

The second edition of the Khelo India Youth Games was held in Pune, Maharashtra in 2019. Maharashtra had finished at the top of the medal tally in the edition with 227 medals, followed by Haryana in second place with 178 medals.

The event is conducted to give the youngsters the experience of being a part of a big sporting event, similar to the senior sporting events such as the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games. 

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