National Games 2022, October 10 HIGHLIGHTS: Manipur wins women’s football gold; Tamil Nadu tops Group A in men’s volleyball

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Updated : Oct 10, 2022 23:05 IST

FILE PHOTO: Manipuri and Odisha players fight for the ball in the semifinal at the National Senior Women’s Football Championship on December 7, 2021.
FILE PHOTO: Manipuri and Odisha players fight for the ball in the semifinal at the National Senior Women’s Football Championship on December 7, 2021. | Photo Credit: K. RAGESH

FILE PHOTO: Manipuri and Odisha players fight for the ball in the semifinal at the National Senior Women’s Football Championship on December 7, 2021. | Photo Credit: K. RAGESH

Welcome to  Sportstar’s LIVE UPDATES of the 36th National Games in Gujarat

Want to know more about the events taking place today? Here is today’s National Games schedule

Men’s Volleyball

Tamil Nadu beats Gujarat in straight sets to top Group A in the day’s final event. The result is 3-0. Gujarat finishes second.

Tamil Nadu leads Gujarat 2-0 at the end of two sets in the men’s volley league match.

A men’s volleyball league match is currently underway between Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Manipur beats Odisha 2-0 in women’s football final

Manipur wins the 36th National Games women’s football gold medal. It beats Odisha 2-0 in the final from first half goals by Bala Devi and Ratanbala Devi. This is the fourth National Games title for Manipur.


Three substitutions by Manipur. Bala Devi, Sweety Devi and Papki Devi go off the pitch. Tasnim, Sultana and Nirmala Devi come into the pitch.


Three minutes have been added to the second half.


One minute remaining from full-time. Manipur keeps its 2-0 lead intact. Odisha fails to convert its chances.


Attack from Odisha! Pass for Pyari. She chases the ball, but it is too fast for her. The ball goes out of play. Goal kick for Manipur.


Chance for Odisha! Very feeble shot from an Odisha player. Clearance from Manipur. Odisha is keeping Manipur defence busy and failing to finish it.


Chance for Odisha! Pyari Xaxa receives a pass in the Manipur box. She attempts a grounded shot, but it goes out of play.


Clearance by Manipur. Pyari Xaxa’s cross. Two Odisha players in the Manipur box, but it goes over their heads. In the second half, Odisha is looking more organised but failing to convert the chances.


Two substitutions by Odisha.

Goal kick! A through pass from Sweety Devi, but Rina Devi fails to collect it. The ball goes out of play.


Back-to-back corner kicks for Odisha. But no danger for Manipur. The second kick flies into the Manipur box, and the goalkeeper punches the ball back into play.


Foul! Odisha fails to build an attack. Manipur snatches the ball. Odisha player goes down.


Corner Kick! Parmeshwari Devi’s scorching run on the left flank is intercepted by Manisha Panna. The ball goes out of play. Parmeshwari takes the corner kick. Bala Devi fails to receive the ball. Clearance from Odisha.


Free kick for Manipur. Odisha player fouls her counterpart. Rina Devi takes the free kick; the ball flies into the box. Clearance from Odisha.


Corner kick for Manipur. Odisha clears the ball and proceeds to build the attack. Manipuri players press hard and snatch the ball.


Cross from Manipur’s Rina Devi. The goalkeeper fails to collect the ball. No Manipuri player is there to attempt the shot. Odisha defender clears the danger.


Attack! Parmeshwari Devi’s cross from outside the Odisha box finds Bala Devi on the spot. The Odisha goalkeeper saves the header. 

Throw in! Odisha was trying to build an attack, but sloppy play leads the ball out of play.

Second half resumes.

Attack from Manipur. Bala Devi’s shot goes over the crossbar. With this first half ended, Manipur leads 2-0 against Odisha. Bala Devi scores the first goal in the 10th minute. Ratanbala Devi increases Manipur’s lead to 2-0 with a right-footed scorcher in the 37th minute. 

Manipur leads Odisha 2-0 in the first half.


Himachal Pradesh beats Gujarat 3-2 in a women’s volleyball league match.

In the women’s volleyball league match, Gujarat makes a comeback and levels the scores 1-1 at the end of the second set.

Haryana wins the men’s volleyball league match. It beats Services 3-2.

Himachal Pradesh women’s volleyball team wins the first set 25-17 against Gujarat girls. Four more sets to go.

A women’s volleyball league match between Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh is currently in progress.

Haryana dominates Services in the men’s volleyball league match. Haryana leads Services 2-1 after the end of the third set. Two more sets remaining.

Women’s Football

The final of women’s football between Manipur and Odisha will start shortly.

Men’s hockey semifinals

Karnataka will face Uttar Pradesh of men’s hockey finals.

Karnataka attacks their way through the finals spot.

Yet another penalty corner for Haryana, but they fail to convert another one.

Haryana fails to make use of the penalty corner.

Haryana wins penalty corner, but is it too late for them?

10 minutes left and Karnataka deflects to score a goal and leads 3-1

However, K’taka manages to score a goal and leads 2-1.

Karnataka wins penalty corner, but they fail to make it.

The teams remain even after third quarter.

Danger averted but Haryana attacks but they miss it.

Haryana saves a goal, K’taka gets unlucky this time.

Haryana gets unlucky as it goes above the post. A long corner for the team, but they are unable to convert anything. And its half-time

K’taka gets ball possession, tries to get a tomahawk in but it hits the shin and its a penalty corner.

Haryana and Karnataka receive yellow and green card respectively and are currently 10 players each.

Haryana and Karnataka tie at second quarter.

Men’s volleyball

Both the teams make rookie service errors, but Kerala comes out as the victor in an emphatic fashion. 25-14

Kerala has double the points of Karnataka 18-9.

Kerala takes early two point lead 5-3

Kerala comfortably wins second set 25-21

Kerala leads by three points, however, K’taka inches closer causing Kerala to take time out.

Kerala 1-0 against Karnataka. 29-27

Kerala takes on Karnataka.

Boxing QFs

Featherweight- Savita fights it out against Minaxi Sureshbhai. Savita defats Minaxi 5-0.

Mandeep Kaur and Radha Patidar in action. Kaur wins by unanimous decision 5-0.

Poonam vs Samim Banu in the next match! Poonam wins on points 4-1 over Samim

Jamuna Boro takes on Sapna Sharma. Boro wins 5-0.

Cycling 119km mass start

Harshveer Singh from Punjab won gold followed by Arvind Panwar from Uttar Pradesh and Sreenath Lakshmikanth from Tamil Nadu clinching silver and bronze.

Men’s volleyball

Rajasthan wins 3-1.

However, Rajasthan takes the third set after Punjab came back from behind 26-24

Punjab saves four set points. 24-24

Punjab ties 1-1 after taking over second set. 25-22.

Rajasthan takes a one set lead over its neighbour. 25-17

It’s Punjab vs Rajasthan in action!

Women’s volleyball

Rajasthan defeated Chandigarh 3-0. 25- 21, 25- 18, 25- 12

Men’s hockey semifinals

Goalkeeper saves the last MH penalty stroke to ensure UP enters finals.

Two penalty strokes for Maharashtra during the shoot out.

PC for MH. Not able to take the lead. And the hooter goes off. It’s shootout for the teams

UP defender gets a yellow card and UP is with only 10 players!

Maharashtra makes a comeback and restores parity 3-3 against UP. Just five minutes left. Will there be a shootout or will Maharashtra continue its fairy run?

A crack in UP defence? Maharashtra attempts yet another Tomahawk, but Chandan Singh saves it for UP.

Forward attack does a tomahawk in fourth quarter as Maharashtra attempts a come back 2-3.

Uttar Pradesh leads 2-0 against Maharashtra at half-time in the men’s hockey semifinal match.

Women’s football bronze medal match

Tamil Nadu wins women’s football bronze medal defeating Assam 5-1

Tamil Nadu leads 4-1 against Assam in the women’s bronze medal match.

Here’s what happened yesterday (October 9)- Y B Sarangi, MR Praveen Chandran


Two-time Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Muhammad Hussamuddin gave a clinical performance to beat National champion Rohit Mor 5-0 and book a spot in the men’s 57kg semifinals at the boxing arena of the National Games here on Sunday.

In a fascinating quarterfinal contest, Hussamuddin displayed his excellent bout management skills to get past Mor – who had beaten Hussamuddin in the National championship final last year but lost to him in the selection trials later – and set up a semifinal clash with Lallawmawma.

The experienced Hussamuddin moved nicely and mixed his body and head shots to stay ahead in the opening round.

Rohit tried to catch up but could not match Hussamuddin’s intensity in the next two rounds.

World youth champion Sachin Siwach (Junior) saw off S.Sahil in an action-packed 57kg quarterfinal bout. Both boxers bled profusely from their eyebrows, resulting in the referee stopping the bout in the second round and declaring Sachin (who led at the point of stoppage), the winner.

Big names, including Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain, World and Asian medallist Shiva Thapa, Olympian Simranjit Kaur, Worlds medallist Saweety Boora and Commonwealth Games Jaismine Lamboria, recorded convincing wins to reach the semifinals.

Important results (quarterfinals):

Men: 51kg: Ankit Sharma (Har) bt Ajay Pendor (Mah) 5-0, Sparsh Kumar (Pun) bt Mukesh Kumar (Del) 5-0, Avinash Chandel (HP) bt Ramakrishnan Bala (TN) 4-1; 57kg: Lallawmawma (Miz) bt Ashish Kumar (HP) 3-2, Muhammad Hussamuddin (SSCB) bt Rohit Mor (Del) 5-0, Sachin Siwach Jr. (Har) bt S.Sahil (Cht) 5-0, Asif Ali (Guj) bt Jadov Deogam (Jha) 4-1; 60kg: Muhammed Etash Khan (SSCB) bt Inderjit Singh (DDNH) 5-0; 67kg: Shiva Thapa (Asm) bt Vikash (Pun) 5-0, Akash (SSCB) bt Aditya Pratap Yadav (UP) 4-1.

Women: 52kg: Rashi Sharma (UP) bt Nissy Thampy (Ker) 4-1, Minakshi (Har) bt Rebecca Lalinmawii (Miz) 5-0, Shobha Kohli (Utk) bt Manju Basumatary (Asm) 3-2, Anjali Sharma (MP) bt Ojibala Thounaojam (Man) 3-2; 60kg: Jaismine Lamboria (Har) bt Lucky Rana (Utk) 5-0, Pravish Konthujam (Man) bt Poonam Kaithwas (Mah) 3-2, Simranjit Kaur (Pun) bt Kroshmangaihsangi (Miz) 5-0; 75kg: Lovlina Borgohain (Asm) bt Indraja K.A. (Ker) 5-0, Saweety Boora (Har) bt Shalakha Singh (Del) 5-0.


Rani Rampal fired five goals as Haryana overcame a fighting Jharkhand 5-2 to enter the final of women’s hockey in the 36 th National Games at the Dhyanchand Hockey stadium here on Sunday.

In the final, Haryana will meet Punjab which needed a late goal from Lalremsiami (58th) to beat Madhya Pradesh 2-1 in the other semifinal.

Jharkhand came up with a brave effort against Haryana which had scored 48 goals in the tournament. Jharkhand played positively at the start and enjoyed more of the possession but Haryana soaked up the early pressure and began to dominate its rival. Rani completed her hat-trick at the stroke of half-time as Haryana led 3-0.

Rani Rampal fired five goals as Haryana overcame a fighting Jharkhand 5-2 to enter the final of women’s hockey in the 36th National Games at the Dhyanchand Hockey stadium. Photo - Ritu Raj Konwar

Punjab beat Madhya Pradesh 2-1 to enter women’s hockey final. Photo - Ritu Raj Konwar

Two-time Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Muhammad Hussamuddin gave a clinical performance to beat National champion Rohit Mor 5-0 and book a spot in the men’s 57kg semifinals. Photo - V V Krishnan

Gujarat’s Pragnya Mohan won the women’s triathlon gold with 1:07:33 on the clock. Photo - Special Arrangement

Adarsh Murlidharan Sinimol of Services wins men’s triathlon gold with a time of 01:01:13. Photo - Sepcial arrangement

Kerala brushed past Haryana 3-0 to enter into the next round of men's volleyball. Photo - twitter/ National Games Gujarat

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Rani Rampal fired five goals as Haryana overcame a fighting Jharkhand 5-2 to enter the final of women’s hockey in the 36th National Games at the Dhyanchand Hockey stadium. Photo - Ritu Raj Konwar

Jharkhand vastly improved in the third quarter as it kept the rampaging Haryana forwards in check and managed to string a few decent moves to put pressure on its rival.

Sangita Kumari pulled one back for Jharkhand by converting a penalty corner in the 45 th minute and two minutes later Salima Tete scored off a fine move to reduce the margin to 3-2. However, Haryana regrouped and recovered from the slight blip pretty fast. Rani Rampal slotted in her fourth goal off a penalty corner in 49 th minute and she scored again from close in the 58 th minute to complete a fine day for her.

In the second semifinal, the gutsy Madhya Pradesh executed its defensive plans well to disrupt the free flowing game of Punjab in the first half. Punjab enjoyed better exchanges but there were few threatening moves from it to test the MP defence.

However, Punjab forwards displayed better cohesion inside the MP half in the second quarter and the side earned a string of penalty corners which saw captain Gurjit Kaur score the opening goal in the 29 th minute.

Madhya Pradesh asserted itself more in the third quarter and managed to keep the Punjab defence on its toes through swift counterattacks. Captain Ishika Chaudhary scored the equaliser for Madhya Pradesh in the 42 nd minute by converting a penalty corner. However, Punjab went all out in search of the winner and were finally rewarded when Lalremsiami scored in a goalmouth melee in the 58 th minute.

The result:

Haryana 5 (Rani Ramphal 11, 16, 30, 49, 58) bt Jharkhand 2 (Sangita Kumari 45, Salima Tete 47).

Punjab 2 (Gurjit Kaur 29, Lalremsiami 58) bt Madhya Pradesh 1 (Ishika Chaudhary 42)


Ludhiana lad Harshveer Singh Sekhon’s effort to improve his sprint performance helped him win the men's 119km cycling road race in the National Games here on Sunday.

Harshveer covered the distance in two hours, 56 minutes and 8.89 seconds to beat Arvind Panwar narrowly.

Harshveer, an engineering graduate who switched from roller skating to cycling in 2018, stuck to the strategy prepared by his coaches and benefitted from it.

"We worked as a team. I took the lead after two laps. My team-mate and I went for a break. I thank him for his support. In the last few kilometers I was nervous. I have not been a good sprinter. In the last few months I worked on my sprint. I feel confident about my sprint now,” said 24-year-old Harshveer, whose father was a kabaddi player and mother a hockey player.

Kavita Siyag of Rajasthan emerged as a ‘surprise’ winner in the women’s 30km individual time trial event.

119km road race: 1. Harshveer Singh Sekhon (Pun) 2:56:08.89; 2. Arvind Panwar (UP) 2:56:08.95; 3. Sreenath Lakshmikanth (TN) 2:56:09.12.
30km individual time trial: 1. Kavita Siyag (Raj) 48:19.90; 2. Meenakshi (Har) 48:37.79; 3. Pranita Soman (Mah) 49:18.58.


Karandeep Kochhar and Avani Prashanth emerged as the men and women’s champions in the golf event of the National Games on Sunday.

Chandigarh’s Karandeep scored four-under 68 in the final round to total 267 and win by 10 strokes.

Karnataka golfer Avani’s even par round was good enough to get her the women’s crown with an aggregate of 288. She won by four shots.

The two also helped their respective states to claim the team championships.

The scores:

Men: Individual: 1. Karandeep Kochhar (68, 66, 65, 68) 267; 2. Abhinav Lohan (68, 66, 72, 71) 277; 3. Sunhit Bishnoi (73, 69, 69, 70) 281.

Team: 1. Chandigarh (Anant Singh Ahlawat, Karandeep) 571; 2. Karnataka (Aryan Anand, Trishul Chinappa) 581; Delhi (Sachin Baisoya, Shaurya Bhattacharya) 582.

Women: Individual: 1. Avani Prashanth (71, 74, 71, 72) 288; 2. Amandeep Kaur (72, 69, 71, 80) 292; 3. Vani Kapoor (75, 74, 75, 71) and Gaurika Bishnoi (73, 74, 77, 71) 295.

Team: 1. Karnataka (Avani Prashanth, Durga Nittur) 590; 2. Haryana (Lavanya Jadon, Vani Kapoor) 599; 3. Punjab (Amandeep Kaur, Mannat Brar) 601.

Where can you watch the National Games 2022 live?
The Games will be televised live on Doordarshan Sports and the YouTube channel.
Venue lowdown
Here are the venues that will host the 36th National Games 2022 in Gujarat-
The Ahmedabad Military and Rifle Training Association- This venue will host only one event- shooting (Rifle & Pistol) from 29th September to 3rd October 2022.
Sabarmati Riverfront (Paldi)- The four venues at Sabarmati Riverfront will host five sports. Rowing at Venue 1, Canoeing at Venue 1 & Venue 2, Roller Sports at Venue 3, Tennis & Soft Tennis at Venue 4.
TransStadia- Rugby7s will take place at the Football Ground from 28th September to 30th September 2022. Football (Men) is going to be held at TransStadia ground from 2nd October to 11th October 2022. Kabaddi and Yogasana events will be held at Eka Arena, TransStadia from 26th September to 1st October 2022 and 6th October to 11th October 2022 respectively.
Crowne Shooting Academy- At Crowne Academy, one event will be played which is shooting (shotgun) from 30th September to 7th October 2022.
Kensville Golf and Country Club- Lawn Bowls and golf will be held at Kensville Golf and Country Club from 28th September to 9th October 2022.
Sanskardham- At Sanskardham, archery is going to be held at venue 1 from 30th September to 6th October 2022, Indian archery from 1st October to 4th October, Kho Kho from 30th September to 4th October 2022 and Mallakhambh from 7th October to 11th October 2022.
Police Stadium- Women’s football matches will take place at the Police Stadium ground, Shahibagh from October 1-10.
Mahatma Mandir- There are three venues at Mahatma Mandir, venue 1, venue 2 & venue 3 with a total of six sporting events, Weightlifting, Judo, Fencing, Wushu, Boxing & Wrestling starting from 30th September to 12th October 2022.
IIT Gandhinagar- IIT Gandhinagar is divided into three venues i.e IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Gandhinagar court & IIT Gandhinagar ground total four sports will be played i.e. Triathlon, Squash, Athletics & Softball starting from 30th September to 11th October 2022.
CHH Road, Gandhinagar- Cycling (Road) will be held at CHH Road from 8th October to 9th October 2022.
Dumas Beach- Beach Volleyball will be played at Dumas Beach from 6th October to 9th October 2022.
Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium- Table Tennis & Badminton events will take place at PDDU Indoor Stadium from 20th September to 6th October 2022.
Multi-Purpose Hall, Sama Sports Complex- Gymnastics will be held at Sama Sports Complex from 30th September to 4th October 2022.
Sardar Patel Swimming Complex- Aquatics events that include swimming, diving and water polo will be held at Sardar Patel Complex from 2nd October to 8th October 2022.
Major Dhyanchand Hockey Ground- Hockey event will be held at Major Dhyanchand Hockey Ground from 2nd October to 9th October 2022.
Multi-Purpose Hall, SCB- Two events namely netball and volleyball will take place at Multi-Purpose Hall, SCB from 26th September - 12th October 2022.
Outdoor Courts, SCB- At Outdoor Courts, SCB, only basketball will be played with two different formats i.e. basketball 3x3 & 5X5 from 1st October to 6th October 2022.
Velodrome- Cycling (Track) will take place in Velodrome from 1st October to 4th October 2022
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