National Games 2022 HIGHLIGHTS: Sarvesh comes close to National Record in men’s high jump; Usaid wins men’s decathlon gold

National Games 2022 : Follow updates, results and highlights from the 36th edition of the National Games, which will be held in Gujarat from Sep 29 to Oct 12.

Winners of the women’s 4x400m relay from the athletics event at IIT Gandhinagar.

Winners of the women’s 4x400m relay from the athletics event at IIT Gandhinagar. | Photo Credit: Twitter | National Games 2022

National Games 2022 : Follow updates, results and highlights from the 36th edition of the National Games, which will be held in Gujarat from Sep 29 to Oct 12.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS from the 36th National Games in Gujarat.

Want to know more about the events taking place today? Here is today’s National Games 2022 schedule


Here’s our correspondent Jonathan Selvaraj brining you some live updates!

Sarvesh wins gold, but is unable to break through the 2.3m mark as he fails in all three attempts.

Tejaswin Shankar’s National Record of 2.29m under threat as Services’ Sarvesh Anil Kushare soars in the men’s high jump with 2.27m on second attempt!

Sheen of Kerala wins women’s triple jump gold with 13.37m.

Usaid Khan of Uttar Pradesh clinches men’s decathlon gold with 7121 points. Yamandeep Sharm and Umesh Lamba of Rajasthan win silver and bronze.


Men’s Greco Roman 60 kg- Hav Gyanender of Services’ trounces over Vikas of Haryana 9-0 to win gold.

Jointy Kumar from Uttar Pradesh defeats Vetal of Maharashtra to win gold in men’s freestyle 86kg 11-4.

Shooting (Shoot Gun)

Men’s skeet finals- Amrinder Singh Cheema (Punjab) - GOLD

Kuldeep Sanyasi (Services)- SILVER

Arjun Thakur (Madhya Pradesh)- BRONZE


Soumiya Murugan of Andhra Pradesh wins 200m heptathlon event heats ahead of Swapna Barman who was placed third.

Haryana, Tamil Nadu break National Games record in men’s & women’s 4x400m relay!

4x400m men’s relay finals- Haryana bags gold, swiftly going past Services in the last turn. Tamil Nadu clinches bronze.

4x400m women’s relay finals- Tamil Nadu wins gold, edging past Haryana in the last lap. Karnataka wins bronze.

Anu Kumar of Uttarakhand tops men’s 800m heats with a time of 1:49.08.


Deepak Lather of Haryana edged Services’ Ajay Singh to win the 81kg weightlifting gold. Abhishek Nipane of Maharashtra bags bronze.


Uttar Pradesh’s Yuvika Tomar won the women’s 10m air pistol event against Rhythm Sangwan of Haryana 16-6.


Archana Suseendran of Tamil Nadu moves to top spot in the women’s 200m heats clocking 23.50. While Dutee Chand did not take part in the event, Hima Das finished second in the heats with a time of 23.98.


Here’s our correspondent Santadeep bringing you some live updates!

Divya TS of Karnataka is the bronze medal winner in the women’s 10m air pistol. Rhythm Sangwan and Yuvika Tomar will play the gold medal match.


Amlan Borgohain of Assam tops the 200m men’s heats with a blistering 21.20. He is the only athlete to go below 21.30 in the heats.


Here’s our correspondent Santadeep bringing you some live updates!

Vijayveer Sidhu of Pune defeated Haryana’s Shiva Narwal 17-5 in the men’s 10m air pistol event to win gold. Pardeep Kumar of Services bagged bronze.


Kerala to face Telangana in badminton mixed team finals, after Telangana with the help of Sikki Reddy and Sai Praneeth defeated Maharashtra 3-2.


Antim Panghal of Haryana will take on Priyanshi Prajapat in the finals of the women’s 53kg category.

World U-20 wrestling champion Antim will be seen in action in the women’s 53 kg category


Here’s our correspondent Santadeep bringing you some live updates!

Men’s 50m rifle 3 position event- Niraj Kumar beats Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar 17-11 in the gold medal match. Deepak Kumar wins bronze.

Guess what? There is a twist in the tale for Manu Bhaker as she bounces back and moves third in qualification in the women’s 10m air pistol event. However, Esha Singh and Heena Sidhu exit.

Men’s 50m rifle 3 position event- Kneeling is done. Changeover time starts ahead of Prone. After the first two series in the 50m 3P rifle elimination stage, Swapnil leads with 104.0. Olympian Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar is merely 0.1 behind.


In the mixed team badminton semifinals- Kerala led by Thomas Cup winners H S Prannoy and MR Arjun trounced home team Gujarat 3-1. CWG bronze medallist Treesa Jolly along with Arjun in the mixed doubles gave Kerala 1-0 lead over Gujarat, followed by Prannoy defeating Aryamann Tandon in the singles. However, Gujarat bounced back with Adita Rao winning the third match. Arjun, who paired with Sankarprasad Udayakumar won his second match of the day and ensured Kerala advanced to the finals. The other semifinals is underway with Maharashtra and Telangana currently tied at 1-1.


Odisha wins gold in women’s coxless pair followed by Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.


Jasvir Kaur of Punjab lifts 200kg to win gold in the women’s 64kg category. Andhra Pradesh’s S. Pallavi bagged silver as she fell short by one kg, while Roshilata Devi of Manipur clinched bronze having lifted a total of 197kg.


The gymnasts take over the Sama Indoor Sports Complex in Vadodara!


Here’s our correspondent Santadeep bringing you some live updates!

Halfway through the third series, Manu Bhaker and Esha Singh find themselves outside the top 8. Heena Sidhu is at the bottom of the pile in the women’s 10m air pistol qualification..

Will there be a twist in the tale?

Here’s our correspondent Santadeep bringing you some live updates!

Aishwary Pratap of Madhya Pradesh tops qualification in the men’s 50m rifle 3 position event. Out of the eight qualified for the finals, four of them are from Services.

A superstar line-up in women’s 10m air pistol qualification. Rhythm Sangwan, Esha Singh, Manu Bhaker, Yuvika Tomar, Palak and Heena Sidhu in action.

Will all of them make the final?

Highlights from yesterday at the 36th National Games!


Here’s our correspondent Santadeep bringing you some live updates!

  • ⦿ Tejas Shirse of Maharashtra tops the 110m men’s hurdles heats clocking 13.98.
  • ⦿ Umesh Lamba of Rajasthan leads the pack with a throw of 43.03m in the men’s decathlon discus throw.
  • ⦿ In the women’s 100m hurdles, Jyothi Yarraji of Andhra Pradesh cruised through the heats with a timing of 13.30.
  • ⦿ Swapna Barman of Madhya Pradesh finished first in the 100m heptathlon hurdles with 14.07s and is currently leading. She is closely followed by Andhra Pradesh’s Sowmiya Murugan.

This is how the medal tally looks like at the end of October 01 !

3Uttar Pradesh94619
4Tamil Nadu68721
5West Bengal6213

Heptathlon- Women’s High Jump Games record holder Swapna Barman in action at the women’s heptathlon event taking place today.

Here’s what happened yesterday (October 1) - From Y B Sarangi and Santadeep Dey


Amlan Borgohain and Jyothi Yarraji won exciting races to emerge as the fastest man and woman of the National Games on Saturday.

Undistracted by a false start, a gritty Amlan clocked 10.38 seconds to take the gold medal. “I just ran to win gold,” said Amlan.

Jyothi beat a star-studded field, including Hima Das, Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda, to win the women’s crown with 11.51 seconds.

“Hima-didi and Dutee-didi encouraged me during the warm-up. It helped me,” said Jyothi.

Both Amlan (200m) and Jyothi (100m hurdles) will compete in their primary events in the coming days.

Rosy Meena Paulraj took the pole vault gold with a new National Record of 4.20m.

Commonwealth Games medallist M. Sreeshankar took the silver in long jump, behind Jeswin Aldrin, who leaped 8.26m to win the gold with a new Games Record, with a jump of 7.93m.


Telangana’s Esha Singh on Saturday pulled a rabbit out of the hat to win her maiden National Games gold medal in women’s 25m sports pistol at the Ahmedabad Military and Rifle Training Association in Khanpur.

Fighting to stay alive in the contest at one point during the ranking round, there wouldn’t have been many in the audience who would have given her a chance. Her father and mentor Sachin, however, never gave up hope. After she made the medal match, courtesy of a solitary extra hit in a shoot-off against Haryana’s Vibhuti Bhatia, Sachin smiled and said, “Just made it... somehow!”

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In the medal match, she found herself precariously placed over the edge of a precipice again, only a point ahead of bottom-placed Manu Bhaker until the end of the third five-shot series. With a perfect series (5/5) just before the elimination, she marked herself safe and even proceeded to get nine successful hits in the next 10 shots to move to the top. After that, there was no looking back as the 17-year-old finished with 26 points.

Sachin, beaming with pride, as his daughter climbed onto the podium, said, ”She has always been like this... She wins it out of nowhere.”

Haryana’s Rhythm Sangwan  (25) won silver, while Abhidnya Ashok Patil (19) of Maharashtra won bronze.

Meanwhile, Haryana toppled favourite Madhya Pradesh (MP) 17-9 to take the 10m air rifle mixed team honours home. Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan were adjudged the winners of the two bronze medals.

MP’s Shreya Agrawal, who was paired with Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, started the gold medal match with a 9.9 and that kind of reflected what was to befall.

On the other hand, Haryana’s Ramita, who is quickly climbing up the echelons of Indian shooting with solid recent performances in ISSF events, and Arshdeep Singh got off to a confident start, maintaining a clean sheet till 4-0 when both shooters registered 10.8 each.

Momentarily, it seemed like there might be a change in trend, as Aishwary hit the perfect score – 10.9 – immediately after a team timeout to take matters to 7-13, but the success was shortlived.

In the bronze medal matches, Shreya Saksena and Vidit Jain of Uttar Pradesh were no match for Team Rajasthan (Divyansh Singh Panwar and Nisha Kanwar), the final score reading 16-8. Punjab’s Arjun Babuta and Samiksha Dhingra were two high series short as Tamil Nadu’s Sri Karthik Sabari Raj and R. Narmada Nithin won the race to the 16-point mark.


Shivanee Pawar emerged as the worthy winner of the women’s 50kg title as she displayed true spirit of sports to assist her injured opponent to get off the mat in the wrestling arena of the National Games on Saturday.

The 23-year-old, a World under-23 silver medallist, gave a good account of herself as she defeated Ankush, who has been selected for the World under-23 championships, ‘by fall’ in the 50kg final.

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“Like me, Ankush is part of the National camp. She got injured during the first round of the final and lost. This much sympathy is expected from any wrestler,” said Shivanee, hailing from Bhopal and now settled in Delhi.

Radhika claimed the women’s 68kg gold.

In men’s freestyle, Dinesh defeated Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohit Grewal 5-0 to take the 125kg crown.

Anuj Kumar beat Sharwan 8-6 for the 65kg title.

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In Greco Roman, Deepandhu outclassed Ravi 8-0 in the 97kg summit clash and Sajan beat Rafiq 10-1 in the 77kg gold medal match.


N. Ajith broke Achinta Sheuli’s clean and jerk National Record and upset the Commonwealth Games champion to win the men’s 73kg crown at the weightlifting arena of the National Games on Saturday.

Ajith improved upon his national-title winning performance of 297kg in March to total 315kg and beat an off-colour Achinta by 20kg.

As Achinta faltered in his first two snatch attempts and managed 130kg, Ajith hoisted 141kg to establish a handsome lead.

Ajith achieved 174kg in his second clean and jerk effort to break Achinta’s national mark by one kg and ensure his gold.

“I was aiming to break both clean and jerk and snatch (145kg) records, but I am glad I broke one,” said Ajith, aspiring to qualify for the Olympics.

Achinta, who totalled 313kg in the CWG, lifted 165kg in clean and jerk to take the silver with an aggregate of 295kg.

“My coach is working on technical issues in my snatch. After the CWG, I had some trouble between the hamstring and hips. I was undergoing rehab. With whatever training I did, I’m happy with my performance,” said Achinta.

Men’s Results:
67kg: 1. Subhash Lahre (SSCB) snatch 121kg, clean and jerk 154kg, total 275kg; 2. K.Neelam Raju (AP) 124kg, 146kg, 270kg; 3. Susant Sahu (Odi) 119kg, 151kg, 270kg; 73kg: 1. N. Ajith (TN) 141kg, 174kg, 315kg; 2. Achinta Sheuli (SSCB) 130kg, 165kg, 295kg; 3. Devapreedhan B. (Ker) 125kg, 156kg, 281kg.
Women’s Results:
59kg: 1. Bindyarani Devi (Man) 83kg, 111kg, 194kg; 2. Popy Hazarika (Asm) 85kg, 108kg, 193kg; 3. Davinder Kaur (Pun) 85kg, 107kg, 192kg.


Seasoned archers Rajat Chauhan (711) and V. Jyothi Surekha (705) topped the men and women ranking rounds in the compound competitions at the Sanskardham campus in Ahmedabad.

Where can you watch the National Games 2022 live?
The Games will be televised live on Doordarshan Sports and the YouTube channel of Prasar Bharti Sports.
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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