- Haryana ended with 38 golds
- Maharashtra had 36 and Delhi 25 golds
- Maharashtra won 6 golds in swimming
- Malivika won the girl’s badminton final
Sports powerhouse Haryana lived up to their reputation after they were crowned champions of the first edition of the Khelo India School Games. They topped the overall medal tally after winning 38 gold medals in their tally of 102 medals which included 26 silver and 38 bronze. Maharashtra finished second with a tally of 110 medals which included 36 gold. Delhi was third with 94 medals, including 25, 29 silver and 40 bronze in the games that concluded in New Delhi on Thursday.
With the importance of sports and fitness in one’s life being invaluable, the Khelo India Sports Games was an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inculcate the importance of sports in people’s life. Aiming to promote sports in children from a young age, the tournament was organised in such a format that saw participants of all ages take part in a variety sports from all around the country. Events like wrestling, badminton, football, swimming, judo, boxing and others saw huge participation and immense competition making the event widely viewed throughout the country and a huge success.
With the event coming to a close on Thursday, Haryana, Delhi and Maharashtra went all out in their efforts to be crowned champions. It was Haryana who ruled the roost after they dominated on the final day. They won 10 boxing golds with the boys picking up 6 and the girls 4 out of a possible 26. They also lived up to expectation is wrestling picking up 14 golds. The girls did the state proud after they won both the Volleyball and Football finals to take the state’s tally of golds to 38. Pooja was the star performer for the state as she picked up gold in both shots put and discus. Maharashtra, who had overtaken Delhi in the past couple of days, maintained the distance between second and third after they went on to pick up six golds in swimming. As per the tournament’s awards, the best athletes will be given a scholarship of Rs.5 lakhs per annum to move forward in their quest of becoming world-class athletes.
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