National Games 2022, October 3 HIGHLIGHTS: Swapna Barman wins women’s heptathlon; Siva breaks national record in men’s pole vault

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.

Subramanian Siva of Services cleared a height of 5.31m to break the national record in the men’s pole vault.

Subramanian Siva of Services cleared a height of 5.31m to break the national record in the men’s pole vault. | Photo Credit: V V Krishnan

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 of the 36th National Games in Gujarat.

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

Athletics - Long jump

Nayana James of Kerala grabs gold with a jump of 6.33m. Shaili Singh with a jump of 6.28m won silver while Sruthi Lakshmi, also from Kerala, clinched bronze with a 6.24m attempt

Athletics - Heptathlon

Swapna Barman of Madhya Pradesh clinches gold in women’s heptathlon. Kerala’s Mareena George wins silver while Andhra Pradesh’s Sowmiya Murugan settles for bronze

Discus Throw

Punjab’s Kirpal Singh Batth, with a best throw of 59.32m, clinched gold in men’s discus throw event. Gagadeep Singh of Services settled for silver with a best attempt of 56.49m

Weightlifting

Komal Wakale of Maharashtra clinches gold in women’s 87kg weightlifting. Karnataka’s BN Usha took home silver and T. Satya Jyothi of Andhra Pradesh settled for bronze.

Athletics.- Men’s pole vault

Our correspondent Jonathan Selvaraj says: Subramanian Siva of Services clears a height of 5.31m to break the national record in the men’s pole vault. The old record was 5.30m also by Siva

Tamil Nadu’s Subramaniam Siva sets a new games record of 5.22m in the men’s pole vault at the games. The old record was 5.10 by Vijaypal Singh in 1987 in Trivandrum.

Athletics - Women’s 400m Hurdles

Heat 1: Sinchal Kaveramma of Karnataka finishes first having clocked 1:00:66, Pragyan Sahu comes close second with a timing of 1:01:12

Heat 2: Tamil Nadu’s Vithya Ramaraj takes top spot after clocking 58.19s with Arathi R from Kerala finishing second with 59.67s on the clock.

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Athletics

Our correspondent Jonathan Selvaraj pings-

Sanjivani Jadhav of Maharashtra has been disqualified for lane infringement after she won gold in the women’s 10,000m. The medal order goes one down. Seema of Himachal Pradesh gets gold, followed by Bharti of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh’s Kavita Yadav, who will be conferred the silver and bronze medal, respectively.

Weightlifting

Arunachal Pradesh’s Sambo Lapung created a new National Record in men’s 96 kg Clean & Jerk by lifting 198kg to win gold. He lifted a total of 346kg, 15 kgs more than the silver medallist, Jagdish from Services.

Diving

Hrutika Shriram from Maharashtra won the women’s 3m springboard diving gold!

Shooting

Here’s our correspondent Santadeep Dey bringing you some live updates-

Sift Kaur of Punjab edges past Odisha’s Sriyanka to win women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position gold.

Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals- This is turning out to be a thriller... There will be a shoot-off for entry into the gold medal match. Sift Kaur makes it alongside Sriyanka with 10.5 in SO. Anjum shoots 10, settles for bronze. Ayushi 4th, Priya 5th, and Ashi 6th.

Badminton (Mixed team finals)

Samiya Farooqui vs T. Gowrikrishna 21-5, 21-12

  • ⦿Telangana wins mixed team gold 3-0 against Kerala!
  • ⦿ Though Gowrikrishna made Samiya run throughout the court, the Telangana girl still got the point.
  • ⦿ Samiya goes to mid-game break with a five point lead 11-6.
  • ⦿ Gowrikrishna is back to playing good badminton as she seems to have found her lost rhythm.
  • ⦿ Samiya wins comfortably 21-5 against Kerala’s Gowrikrishna.
  • ⦿ Telangana’s Samiya dominates the first game with ease as Gowrikrishna makes rookie and unforced errors and leads with more than 10 points.
Shooting

Here’s our correspondent Santadeep Dey bringing you some live updates-

Shooting

Here’s our correspondent Santadeep Dey bringing you some live updates-

Punjab (Harnavdeep, Vijayveer) defeats Uttar Pradesh (Yuvika, Ujjawal) 17-11 to win 10m air pistol mixed team event. Maharashtra and Haryana win the two bronze medals on offer in 10m air pistol mixed team.

Badminton (Mixed team finals)

HS Prannoy lost to Sai Praneeth 21-18, 16-21, 20-22

  • ⦿ Telangana’s Praneeth gives a cross court shot to Prannoy as he wins 22-20.
  • ⦿ Praneeth gets another game point 21-20.
  • ⦿ Praneeth attacks Prannoy’s body and gains game point. 20-19
  • ⦿ Kerala’s Prannoy comes back from behind as Praneeth sends one wide making it 18-18
  • ⦿ Telangana’s Praneeth angles and defence keeps him through as he gains a five point lead 18-13.
  • ⦿ Praneeth rules the third game as he leads 11-6 at the third mid game interval.
  • ⦿ Praneeth wins second game and takes it to the last game with a scoreline of 21-16.
  • ⦿ Praneeth dominates the first half of the second game and takes a six point lead.
  • ⦿ The second game sees Praneeth take a huge lead in the start.
  • ⦿ Prannoy takes first set 21-18 after Praneeth made a come from behind after a wobbly start.
  • ⦿ Both the players sweat it out before the first mid game interval as Prannoy takes a one point lead over his Telangana counterpart.
  • ⦿ Praneeth makes a comeback scoring consecutive points to equalise 6-6.
  • ⦿ Kerala’s Prannoy takes an early 5-1 lead over Telangana’s Sai Praneeth in the second match.
Shooting

Here’s our correspondent Santadeep Dey bringing you some live updates-

Maharashtra and Haryana win the two bronze medals on offer in 10m air pistol mixed team. Next up, the gold medal match between Uttar Pradesh (Yuvika, Ujjawal) and Punjab (Harnavdeep, Vijayveer).

Badminton

Sumeeth/ Sikki Reddy beat Treesa Jolly/ Arjun 21-15, 14-21, 21-14

  • ⦿ The husband-wife pairing helps Telangana win one point over Maharashtra defeating the doubles pair of Treesa Jolly/ Arjun 21-15, 14-21, 21-14.
  • ⦿ The Kerala pairing take the match to the final game as they dominate the second game with ease 21-14.
  • ⦿ Telangana pair trails in the mid-time break 9-11 after the coming from behind after a shaky start.
  • ⦿ Sumeeth and Sikki come back from behind as they make up from the early mistakes and equalise with the Kerala pair of Treesa and Arjun.
  • ⦿ Telangana takes the opening game of the first match as the husband-wife pairing of Sumeeth Reddy and Sikki Reddy trounce Treesa Jolly and MR Arjun of Kerala 21-15.
Shooting

Here’s our correspondent Santadeep Dey bringing you some live updates-

Shooting

Here’s our correspondent Santadeep Dey bringing you some live updates-

UP and Punjab to play the gold medal match of the 10m air pistol mixed team event. Haryana, Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka will fight for the two bronze medals.

This is how the medal tally looks like as of October 03 9:05 AM !

RankStateGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Services24141553
2Haryana22161246
3Uttar Pradesh1310831
4Tamil Nadu1291233
5Maharashtra10122648
Athletics

Gulveer Singh of Services breaks the National Games record in men’s 10000m clocking 28:54.29 to win gold. In the women’s 10000m race, Sanjivani Jadhav of Maharashtra bagged gold with a time of 33:40.51.

Shooting

Here’s our correspondent Santadeep Dey bringing you some live updates-

Here’s what happened yesterday (October 2)- Y B Sarangi, Santadeep Dey and M R Praveen Chandran

WRESTLING

Antim Panghal wins 53kg gold in warm-up for World U23 Championships

World under-20 champion Antim Panghal  displayed her class to bag the women’s 53kg gold medal in the wrestling arena.

Giving a series of dominating performances, Antim lived up to her reputation and warmed herself up for the World under-23 championships in Spain later this month.

Antim outclassed all her opponents with an identical 10-0 margin to set up a title clash with World under-20 bronze medallist Priyanshi Prajapat.

In the final, Antim showcased her alertness and agility to tame a spirited Priyanshi, who usually competes in 50kg, with some fine defence backed by solid counterattacks.

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Antim effected two takedowns and a push-out in the opening period to take a 5-0 lead and then returned to pin Priyanshi at the score of 9-0 with more than two minutes left in the clock.

“I followed my coach’s advice and did not let a wrestler from a lower weight (Priyanshi) to seize initiative. I am fully ready for the World under-23 event,” said Antim.

Mansi pinned Neetu for the women’s 57kg crown.

Yash Tushir got a walkover from an injured Commonwealth Games gold medallist Naveen Malik in the semifinals and spectacularly beat World under-20 bronze medallist Sagar Jaglan 6-1 in the final to pick up the men’s freestyle 74kg gold.

Jointy Kumar defeated Vetal in an action-packed freestyle 86kg title clash. 

Gyanender (60kg) beat Vikas 9-0 for the 60kg gold, while Satish got a walkover against Naveen in the 130kg Greco Roman summit clashes.

WEIGHTLIFTING

Deepak Lather lifts 315kg to edge Ajay Singh, claims gold medal

Deepak Lather beat two-time Commonwealth championships gold medallist and fellow Services lifter Ajay Singh to claim his first gold medal in the men’s 81kg weight category in the weightlifting arena.

Former National champion Lather, representing his home state Haryana, defied a knee issue to improve his performance a notch to secure the top spot with a total of 315kg.

“I am happy to get a gold medal after my National title in 2018. This is my first year in this weight and I improved one kg more than what I had done at the National championships in Bhubaneswar in March,” said Lather, who lifted 145kg in his second snatch attempt and 170kg in second clean and jerk effort.

Ajay, who trained for just two weeks, took the silver with 314kg.

In a field comprising reputed names such as current Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Harjinder Kaur, who jumped to a higher weight category, and multiple CWG medallist Punam Yadav, National silver medallist R.Arokiya Alish managed to claim the women’s 76kg title with an aggregate of 206kg.

The Results:
Men’s 81 kg
1. Deepak Lather (Haryana) snatch - 145kg, clean and jerk - 170kg, total - 315kg
2. Ajay Singh (SSCB) snatch - 142kg, clean and jerk - 172kg, total - 314kg
3. Abhishek Nipane (Maharashtra) snatch - 134kg, clean and jerk - 177kg, total - 311kg.
Women’s 64 kg
1. Jasvir Kaur (Punjab) snatch - 87kg, clean and jerk - 113kg, total - 200kg
2. S. Pallavi (Andhra Pradesh) snatch - 88kg, clean and jerk - 111kg, total - 199kg
3. Roshilata Devi (Manipur) snatch - 87kg, clean and jerk - 110kg, total - 197kg
Women’s 76 kg
1. R. Arokiya Alish (Tamil Nadu) snatch - 89kg, clean and jerk - 117kg, total - 206kg
2. Punam Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) snatch - 92kg, clean and jerk - 113kg, total - 205kg
3. Harjinder Kaur (Punjab) snatch - 89kg, clean and jerk - 115kg, total - 204kg.

HOCKEY

Defending champion Haryana hammers Gujarat in women’s hockey

Defending champion Haryana hammered Gujarat 30-1 in a Group A match in the women’s hockey event of the 36th National Games at the Dhyanchand hockey stadium on Sunday.

The floodgates opened in the second minute as Haryana warmed up for tougher matches by pumping in 12 goals at half-time.

Haryana scored nine goals each in the third and fourth quarters to complete the resounding win.

National champion Odisha came back from behind to beat a spirited challenge from Uttar Pradesh 3-2 in another Group A match in the women’s section.

In Group B, Punjab picked off Karnataka 6-1 while Jharkhand withstood a late rally from Madhya Pradesh to win 4-2.

National runners-up Tamil Nadu men started the campaign on a winning note in Group B with a 3-0 win over Jharkhand. In the same pool, Karnataka recovered from an early goal to beat Uttar Pradesh 4-2.

The results

Men: Group B: Tamil Nadu bt Jharkhand 3-0; Karnataka bt Uttar Pradesh 4-2.

Women: Group A: Haryana bt Gujarat 30-1, Odisha bt Uttar Pradesh 3-2.

Group B: Punjab bt Karnataka 6-1; Jharkhand bt Madhya Pradesh 4-2.

ARCHERY

Big names toppled

In a day of upsets, seasoned compound archers Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan and V. Jyothi Surekha bit the dust in the individual elimination competitions at the Sanskardham archery ground here on Sunday.

While the experienced campaigners’ journey ended prematurely, younger archers grabbed the opportunity to enter the medal rounds.

Ojas Detale and Rishabh Yadav set up a title clash in the men’s section, whereas Aditi Swami and Pragati booked their spots in the women’s final.

Competition in the men’s section began with two shock results as the decorated duo of Abhishek Verma and Rajat Chauhan crashed out in the first round itself.

Abhishek Verma lost to Parth Korde 146-143, while Rajat Chauhan went down fighting to P.Trinath Chowdary 146-145.

In the women’s section, triple World championships silver medallist V. Jyothi Surekha’s second round exit was the biggest upset. She was beaten by her Worlds silver team-mate Priya Gurjar 147-145. Priya fell in the following round.

SHOOTING

Rhythm settles for silver in 10m air pistol, Niraj wins 50m 3P rifle

Rhythm Sangwan  on Sunday fell just short of an epic come-from-behind first-place finish in the women’s 10m air pistol final at the 36th National Games.

After topping the qualification with 582-16x, the 18-year-old from Haryana got off to a horrid start in the ranking leg and was at the bottom of the pile for a while during the first series, when she registered 49.2 compared to 50.9 shot by leaders Anuradha Devi and Divya TS.

She shot 49.4 in the second series, but the average showing from five other shooters brought Rhythm back in contention.

A 10.3 off the last shot in the third series saw her gradually climb to the fifth spot with a score of 50.8.

With 50.1 in the following series, Rhythm moved into the second slot and eventually displaced Yuvika Tomar from the top - 1.2 points clear of the Uttar Pradesh markswoman.

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However, she seemed to have lost all her momentum in the final – hitting two 8s - and Yuvika thrashed Rhythm 16-6 to take gold. Divya of Karnataka won bronze.

In the men’s side, Vijayveer Sidhu  and Shiva Narwal, both part of the World Championship squad in 10m air pistol, bagged the gold and silver respectively. Naveen, the other candidate heading to Cairo, had a forgettable outing and finished outside the top-eight.

Although Haryana’s Shiva topped the ranking match, Vijayveer earned Punjab more points with an emphatic 17-5 finish.

The 50m rifle 3 positions contest was a tight affair, with both Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Niraj Kumar not looking to give an inch in the gold medal game. However, it was Niraj who romped home with a scoreline of 17-11. Veteran shooter and Olympian Deepak Kumar won bronze.

Interestingly, Niraj had just managed to scrape through to the ranking match, finishing eighth in qualification, while Aishwary had topped both qualification and ranking only to falter in the final few minutes.

ATHLETICS

Sarvesh sets new games record in men’s high jump

Sarvesh Kushare  created a new Games record on his way to take the men’s high jump gold medal at the athletics arena of the National Games on the IIT campus on Sunday.

Services jumper Sarvesh achieved a mark of 2.27m to go past Jithin Thomas’ 2.16m set in the 2015 Games in Kerala.

Usaid Khan of Uttar Pradesh rewrote a 20-year-old Games record on his way to claim the decathlon title. Usaid aggregated 7121 points to improve upon M. Kumar’s total of 6951, set in Hyderabad in 2002.

Second placed Yamandeep Sharma of Rajasthan also surpassed the previous record with a total of 7098 points.

In the women’s section, Kerala’s N.V. Sheena leaped 13.37m to secure the triple jump crown.

The results (finals, winners only):

Men:

High jump: Sarvesh Anil Kushare (SSCB) 2.27m (GR, Old: 2.16m, Jithin Thomas, Thiruvananthapuram, 2015); Decathlon: Usaid Khan (UP) 7121 points (GR, Old: 6951, M. Kumar, Hyderabad, 2002); 4x400m relay: Haryana (Gourav, Vikrant Panchal, Ayush Dabas, Angrej Singh) 3:06.58 (GR. Old: 3:09.51, Kerala, Ludhiana, 2001)

Women:

Triple jump: N.V. Sheena (Ker) 13.37m; 4x400m relay: Tamil Nadu (J. Dhivya, J. Vithya Ramaraj, Olyumbia Stify, Subha Venkatesan) 3:35.32 (GR, Old: 3:35.34, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 2015).

SWIMMING

Karnataka dominates pool, Astha Choudhury sets meet records

Olympian Sajan Prakash  (Kerala) and Astha Choudhury (Assam) prevented a clean sweep by Karnataka on the opening day of the swimming events of the 36th National Games at the Sardar Patel Aquatic complex on Sunday.

The first day also saw five new games record being rewritten with Astha Choudhury setting two meet records on her way to gold in 100m butterfly event. Sajan made up for his disappointment in 200m freestyle by winning the 100m butterfly. However, the Kerala swimmer was not at his best, failing to break his own meet record in the event.

It was a memorable event for national champion Aneesh S.Gowda to beat his hero Sajan Prakash in the 200m freestyle. Aneesh stalked Sajan at the start and then pulled ahead after 100 metres. The Karnataka lad finished strongly to set a new mark as Sajan Prakash faded away. Aneesh clocked 1:51.88s to break Aaron D’Souza’s old mark (1:52.06s) set in 2015.

The 18-year-old Astha Choudhury warmed up by setting a new mark (1:03.90s) in the heats in the morning. However, in the final, Astha trailed Nina Venkatesh after the first 5O metres but the Assam girl found momentum after 60 metres and pulled ahead of the field to finish strongly with a new record (1.03.37s).

Karnataka’s Hashika Ramachandra came up with a commanding show to set a new mark in women’s 200m freestyle. Dhindihi Desinghu managed to stay afloat with Hashika initially but it became a one horse race after the 100 metres. Hashika powered ahead to finish in 2:07.08 and broke Shivani Kataria’s old mark (2:07.46) set in 2015.

The men’s 4x100m freestyle saw Tamil Nadu push Karnataka till the end and it needed a superlative effort from Olympian Srihari Nataraj in the final leg to ensure gold for his State. Karnataka quartet of Aneesh S. Gowda, R. Sambhavv, M. Prithvi and Srihari Nataraj set a new games record (3:27.32) in the process. Karnataka easily won the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay by setting a new meet record. The team comprising. S. Rujula, Lattiesha Mandanna, Nina Venkatesh and Ridhima clocked 4:10.03 to break the old record (4:04.57) set by Maharashtra in 2015.

The results
Men: 200m freestyle: 1. Aneesh S.Gowda (Kar) (1:51.88 -NGR; OR-1:52.06, AaronD’Souza, MP, 2015), 2. Sajan Prakash (Ker), 3. Vishal Grewal (Del); 100m butterfly: 1. Sajan Prakash (Ker) (55.32), 2. Bikram Changmai (Asm), 3. Sanu Debnath (Ben); 4x100m freestyle relay: 1. Karnataka (3:27.32– NG; OR –3:32.32, Kerala, 2015), 2. Tamil Nadu, 3. SSCB.
Women: 200m freestyle: 1. Hashika Ramachandra (2:07.08 -NGR; OR – 2:07.48, Shivani Kataria, Haryana, 2015), 2. Dhindihi Desinghu (Kar), 3. Bhavya Sachdeva (Del); 100m butterfly: 1.Astha Choudhury (Asm) (1:03.37 – NGR; OR- 1:03.90- Astha Choudhury, Assam, 2022), 2. Tanishi Gupta (Kar), 3. Nina Venkatesh (Kar); 4x100m freestyle relay: 1. Karnataka (4:03.10 – NGR; OR – 4:04.57, Maharashtra, 2015).
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-
AHMEDABAD
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.
GANDHINAGAR
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.
SURAT
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.
VADODARA
Multi-Purpose Hall, Sama Sports Complex- Gymnastics will be held at Sama Sports Complex from 30th September to 4th October 2022.
RAJKOT
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.
BHAVNAGAR
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.
DELHI
Velodrome- Cycling (Track) will take place in Velodrome from 1st October to 4th October 2022
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