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- ⦿ Abhay Singh completes a 3-1 (11-2, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8) win over fellow Tamil Nadu player Velavan Senthilkumar in the men’s singles final.
- ⦿ In the men’s singles final, Abhay Singh leads Velavan Senthilkumar 2-1 (11-2, 11-6, 9-11) in an all-Tamil Nadu affair.
- ⦿ Tamil Nadu’s Sunayna Kuruvilla wins women’s singles gold medal with a thrilling 3-2 (9-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-1) win over Maharashtra’s Urwashi Joshi in the final.
- ⦿ Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain of Assam is through to second round of the 70-75kg division with a RSC win in first round of her contest against Nishi Bhardwaj of Bihar.
- ⦿ Maharashtra’s Sanika Sasane wins 5-0 against Uttarakhand’s Kavita Barti.
- ⦿ Gujarat’s Ruchita Rajput beats Karnataka’s Komal Killekar.
- ⦿ Karnataka wins the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay by a mile, clocking 8:51.59s. Tamil Nadu (9.13.40s) takes silver while bronze goes to Bengal (9:19.56s).
- ⦿ Next event is the men’s 4x200m freestyle men’s relay. Karnataka emerges victorious with a timing of 7:41.10s, Maharashtra (7:52.62s) takes silver while bronze goes to Delhi (7:56.31s).
- ⦿ Punjab’s Chahat Arora absolutely dominates the women’s 50m breaststroke final to clinch gold with a timing of 33.31s. Aarti Patil (34.77s) of Maharashtra takes silver while Manavi Verma (35.08s) of Karnataka wins bronze.
- ⦿ Men’s 50m breaststroke final is underway. S P Likith of Services clinched the gold medal with a timing of 28.62s. B Vaishnav Hegde (29s) of Services takes silver while bronze goes to Shwejal Mankar (29.18s) of Maharashtra.
- ⦿ Karnataka’s Hashika Ramachandra wins the women’s 200m butterfly gold with a timing of 2:19.12s. Assam’s Astha Choudhury (2:19.63s) takes silver while bronze goes to Vritti Agarwal (2:23.17s) of Telangana.
- ⦿ Kerala’s Sajan Prakash wins the men’s 200m butterfly gold with a timing of 1:59.56s. Assam’s Bikram Changmai (2:03.43s) takes silver while bronze goes to West Bengal’s Sanu Debnath (2:03.96s).
- ⦿ Uttarakhand’s Sagar Singh wins 5-0 in a brutal bout against Gujarat’s Rahul Rajput.
- ⦿ Services boxer Narender thrashes UP’s Vishal Yadav 5-0 to progress to the next round.
- ⦿ Haryana’s Naveen Kumar is up against MP’s Sourav Yadav. Naveen wins the contest 4-1.
- ⦿ Mizoram’s Kros Hmangaihsangi wins 5-0 against Rajbala of Chhattisgarh.
- ⦿ Poonam Kaithwas of Maharashtra wins 4-0 against Rajasthan’s Neha.
- ⦿ Manipur’s Parvish Kohthoujam defeats Chandigarh’s Ritu 4-1.
- ⦿ CWG bronze medallist Jaismine Lomboria is through to next round with a dominating win over Manasa of Telangana via RSC in 3rd round of the bout.
- ⦿ Sobha Kohli of Uttarakhand beats Goa’s Priti Chawan 5-0.
- ⦿ Haryana’s Minakshi defeats Chandigarh’s Aarti Mehra 5-0.
- ⦿ Next contest is between Rajasthan’s Sumit Poonia and Mizoram’s C Lalduhawma. Sumit wins the contest by 5-0.
- ⦿ MP’s Abhinav Bhargav beats Santosh Barali of Dadar and Nagar Haveli 3-2 to move to the next round.
- ⦿ Gujarat’s Ankit Mayaram Nishad is up against Delhi’s Ritik. Delhi boxer Ritik wins the contest by RSC (Referee stops the contest).
- ⦿ Next bout is between Rushikesh Raju Goud of Maharashtra and Delhi’s Rohit Mor. Delhi boxer Rohit wins by a split decision of 4-1.
- ⦿ CWG bronze medallist Hussamuddin Mohammed of Services is through to next round with a 5-0 win over UP’s Satish Kumar.
- ⦿ Ashish Kumar of Himachal Pradesh defeats Puducherry’s Bharany with some solid hooks and straight punches.
- ⦿ Jitendra Choudhary of Rajasthan triumphed over Mizoram’s Lallawmawma.
- ⦿ Mukesh Kumar of Delhi dominated the ring against Manish Sahu of Chhattisgarh.
- ⦿ Doctor stops decision and the boxer will win on points. Sparsh Kumar of Punjab wins against Andhra Pradesh’s Muvvala Srinu.
- ⦿ Referee stops the match due to injury. Uttar Pradesh’s Javed gets injured and Ajay of Maharashtra wins
- ⦿ National Champion silver medallist Haryana’s Ankit defeats Services’ Saikumar by split decision 3-2.
Tamil Nadu won the men’s team gold medal with a 2-0 victory over Maharashtra in the final.
However, in the women’s team gold medal match, Tamil Nadu went down 0-2 to Delhi.
- ⦿ Jharkhand’s Sunil Bahadur clinched the men’s singles title with a 21-6 win over Soumen Banerjee of West Bengal in the final.
- ⦿ In the women’s triples summit clash, Delhi beat Jharkhand 18-9.
- ⦿ In the women’s pairs final, Assam won 17-10 against Jharkhand.
- ⦿ Delhi beat West Bengal 15-14 to win the men’s fours gold medal.
Andhra Pradesh lost to Maharashtra in the women’s team gold medal match. In the men’s team gold medal match, Delhi defeated Punjab 233-226.
Punjab trounced Delhi to win gold in the mixed team event.
Rishabh Yadav of Haryana defeated Maharashtra’s Ojas Pravin Detale to win gold in the archery compound men’s event. In the women’s event, Maharashtra’s Aditi Swami beat Delhi’s Pragati 144-143 in the gold medal match.
Mithun defeats home crowd favourite Aryamann 21-11 in the second game and match.
Mithun dominates throughout the first game and wins by more than 10 points 21-9
Gujarat’s Aryamann Tandon faces off against Mithun Manjunath of Karnataka in the men‘s singles finals.
Tamil Nadu’s Manish Suresh Kumar defeated Arjun Khade of Maharashtra 6-2, 6-1 to win men’s singles gold.
Maharashtra’s Arjun Khade/ Rutuja Bhosale gets a walkover and wins mixed doubles gold after Karnataka’s Sharmada Balu, who was injured during her singles finals match limps off the court unable to continue.
The other Kerala team of Ravikrishna and Udayakumar defeated Karnataka’s Nithin and Vaibhav 21-17, 21-14 to meet Tamil Nadu in finals.
Tamil Nadu defeated Kerala 21-19, 21-16 to reach the men’s doubles finals.
Raghu makes a brilliant comeback 19-19, however he fails to convert the next two points to wins and loses to Praneeth 19-21.
The Telangana star’s down the court smash and his attempt to deceive Raghu gives him a seven point lead 9-2.
Praneeth leads by three points 4-1.
Praneeth controlled the first game 21-12.
Telangana’s Sai Praneeth takes on Karnataka’s Raghu.
Tamil Nadu defeated Goa by 7-0 and entered the semifinals of the women’s football event.
Karnataka outclasses Kerala 23-21, 21-11 and will face Delhi in the finals.
Telangana through to the women’s doubles finals after defeating Delhi 21-16, 21-17.
Zeel was leading 3-2 when Sharmada withdrew from the gold medal match due to an injury. She felt it would be better to focus on her mixed doubles final match which would take place in a while.
Zeel wins first set 6-2.
It’s Zeel Desai of Gujarat vs Karnataka’s Sharmada Balu in the women’s singles finals.
Malvika to face Aakarshi after defeating 21-10, 19-21, 21-13.
The third set has seen Malvika’s dominance over the court making Aditi move to the backend and towards the net seems to be her well thought out strategy.
Neck and neck content between Aditi and Malvika, however Bansod’s error leads to Adiiti winning 21-19
A long rally gets better of Aditi as Malvika gets a two point lead 18-16.
Aditi leads by three points at the moment, Malvika equalises.
Kashyap through to the finals, defeating Hemanth 21-9, 21-15.
Bansod wins the first game with ease 21-10, while Kashyap won the it 21-9
Malvika Bansod of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh’s Aakarshi Kashyap are facing Aditi Bhatt of Uttarakhand and Karnataka’s Tanya Hemanth, respectively.
Maharashtra clinches bronze by 10 points against Uttarakhand in the men’s team event.
Men’s team bronze medal match- Maharashtra faces Uttarakhand
Punjab wins bronze in women’s team match.
Women’s team bronze medal match between Punjab and Delhi will be in action.
Uttar Pradesh wins bronze in the mixed team match.
It’s mixed team bronze medal match between Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
Gurvinder wins bronze.
Gurvinder Singh of Punjab takes on Umesh Singh of Uttarakhand in men’s bronze medal archery compound match.
Sakshi Chaudhary of Uttar Pradesh defeats Parmeet Kaur of Punjab to win bronze in the women’s archery compound event.
Karnataka beats Tamil Nadu 23-21, 13-21, 21-19
- ⦿ Karnataka’s experience in pressure situations helps as Ashwini and Pratheek win 23-21, 13-21, 21-19
- ⦿ Will Karnataka make a comeback or will Tamil Nadu play spoilsport?
- ⦿ Tamil Nadu’s pair leads by five points 11-6 as the Karnataka experienced pairing seems to have fallen short.
- ⦿ Second game to the TN pair as they led by a eight points 21-13.
- ⦿ The TN pairing of Hariharan and Nardhana are leading at the moment by a huge seven point margin 18-11.
- ⦿ An unforced error unlike Ashwini leaves TN leading by three points 13-10.
- ⦿ The second game sees the TN pairing an early 3-0 lead, but the K’taka pair seems to be catching up.
- ⦿ However, an unforced error from Hariharan sees Karnataka lead the first game 23-21.
- ⦿ Its neck and neck between the two teams.
- ⦿ Its Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu! Sai Pratheek/ Ashwini Ponnappa vs Hariharan/ Nardhana.
As he entered the final lap of the men’s 35km racewalk event at the National Games, Ram Baboo could hear the shouts of encouragement from the spectators, coaches and volunteers at the IIT Gandhinagar athletic track in Gujarat. From waiter to gold medallist - Racewalker Ram Baboo defied odds to smash national record. Here’s his story!
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Karnataka, Maharashtra win doubles gold medals
Karnataka’s Prajwal Dev and Adil Kalyanpur defeated Gujarat’s Dhruv Hirpara and Madhwin Kamat 6-3, 6-4 in the final to emerge as the men’s doubles champions at the tennis arena of the National Games 2022 in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
Dev and Kalyanpur broke Hirpara and Kamat in the ninth game. The Gujarat pair saved a match point in the 10 th game but the Karnataka duo clinched the match on the next point.
In the women’s doubles final, Maharashtra’s Rutuja Bhosale and Vaishnavi Adkar beat Karnataka’s Sharmada Balu and Soha Sadiq 6-4, 6-4 to take the title.
Zeel Desai beat Bhosale 6-0 as the latter retired due to cramps in the women’s singles semifinals. She will meet Sharmada, who got past Yubrani Banerjee of West Bengal 6-0, 6-3 in the semis, in the summit clash.
Maharashtra’s Arjun Kadhe pipped Prajwal Dev 7-5, 7-5 in the men’s singles semifinals. He will take on Tamil Nadu’s Manish Sureshkumar, who recorded a hard-fought 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 win over Karnataka’s G. Manish in the last-four, in the final.
Jyothi Yarraji, Ram Baboo hog limelight as athletics events conclude
Uttar Pradesh athlete Ram Baboo clocked 2 hours 36 minutes and 34 seconds to set a new National record for 35km race walk on the concluding day of athletics competitions at the National Games here on Tuesday.
In a race introduced last year and made its National Games debut this time, 23-year-old Ram Baboo’s mark helped him beat Haryana's Juned Khan, who clocked 2:40:51.00 here and held the National record of 2:40:16.00 made at the National Race Walking championships in Ranchi this year, comfortably.
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Andhra Pradesh’s Jyothi Yarraji, the 100m women’s champion, got a rare double of gold medals by winning the 100m hurdles. She became the first Indian female to clock a sub-13 seconds time (12.79 seconds) in the hurdles. But her performance could not be considered for record purposes due to the wind assistance beyond the permissible limit of 2m/s.
Jyothi had faced a similar situation in the Federation Cup in Thenhipalam, Kozhikode, earlier this year when she finished in 13.09 seconds. She improved her performance to create the National record at 13.04 seconds in the Harry Schutling Games in the Dutch city of Vught.
Amlan Borgohain, the 100m winner, also claimed the 200m gold with a time of 20.55.
The Assam runner broke the 200m mark twice, first in the heats and then in the final. Four runners cracked the 21-second barrier in the final.
Karnataka crushes Tamil Nadu in men’s hockey
Karnataka crushed Tamil Nadu 5-1 in pool B to serve notice to other teams in a men's league match of the National Games hockey championships at the Dhyanchand hockey stadium on Tuesday.
Tamil Nadu, the runner-up of the 2015 Games, never recovered from the early goal which it conceded in the fourth minute. Tamil Nadu made defensive errors and was punished by Karnataka. Tamil Nadu raised hopes of a comeback when it pulled a goal back just before the break. However, Tamil Nadu imploded in the last quarter as Karnataka scored twice in the space of two minutes to pull out a comprehensive win.
Uttar Pradesh defeated Jharkhand 4-1 in another pool B match. Jharkhand fought gamely but failed to convert the chances that came its way. On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh managed to score off the opportunities it created. UP scored twice in the last quarter to complete a resounding win.
In pool A, West Bengal bested Gujarat 8-2 while Maharashtra scored a hard fought 3-1 win over Haryana.
Avantika Chawan spoils Maana Patel’s day, wins 50m freestyle gold
The young Avantika Chawan pulled out an upset and spoiled crowd favourite Maana Patel’s day in the National Games swimming events at the Sardar Patel Aquatic Complex on Tuesday.
Avantika became the fastest swimmer of the meet as she pipped Maana Patel to the finish in a new games record of 26.54s. The Maharashtra swimmer trained by Virdhawal Khade, lived up to her coach’s expectations by winning the gold and in the process broke Maana Patel’s record of 26.60 which was set in the heats in the morning.
“I was lucky. It was a good race, Maana pushed me hard. I was happy with the gold but not happy with the timing as I was expecting to go under 26.50s,’’ she said after her win.
The day began perfectly for Maana who blitzed the field in her favourite 200m backstroke event. The Gujarat girl was fast off the blocks and hardly had any challenge as she pushed herself to finish at least 20 metres ahead of Soubrity Mondal. Maana clocked 2:19.74 for a new games record and improved her own mark (2:23.21) set in 2015.
Srihari Nataraj warded off a stiff challenge from Tamil Nadu’s Pavan Gupta to win the men’s 50m freestyle in 23.42s. Advait Page, who holds the fastest Indian timing in 400m Individual Medley (IM), made a late charge to set a new record in 400m IM and won his second gold medal of the meet. Advait, who trailed Sajan Prakash and Siva initially, hit the front during the breaststroke leg of the race. Though Sajan tried hard to catch up with Advait at the homestretch, the latter powered his way to clock 4:28.91. Advait broke Sajan’s old mark (4:37.75) set in 2015.
Karnataka’s Utkarsh Santosh Patil survived a strong finish from Advait Page to win the gold in 200m backstroke with a new games record of 2:05.08. Advait, competing in the event soon after winning the gruelling 400 IM, was never in contention as Utkarsh built a solid lead after 50 metres. However, Advait chased Utkarsh in the final 50 metres with the latter just managing to cling on to his narrow lead.
The 39-year-old Richa Mishra won her 49 th medal in National Games, finishing behind Karnataka’s Hashika Ramachandran who won the gold in 5:09.03s in the 400m IM.
Purnima Pandey overcomes stiff back to win gold
Commonwealth championship gold medallist Purnima Pandey overcame a stiff back to avenge her loss to National champion Ann Mariya M.T. despite totaling a below-par 215kg in the women’s +87kg category at the weightlifting arena of the National Games on Tuesday.
Purnima, who had done 228kg in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, benefitted from her snatch showing of 95kg to establish a five kg lead.
She produced an error-free clean and jerk performance of 120kg even as Ann topped the second segment of the competition by lifting one kg more.
Ann had claimed the National title with an aggregate of 231kg, while Purnima had taken the silver by getting two kg less in Bhubaneswar in March last.
“I was not prepared for the National Games as I have been undergoing rehab for the back injury. Even today, I came here just to participate in the event, the gold medal was not my goal. The injury has been troubling me for quite some time and I want to make sure that I get back to full fitness before the national camp starts. We have a busy season ahead,” said Purnima.
Services’ Vipan Kumar claimed the men’s +109kg title with an overall performance of 356kg on the concluding day of the weightlifting competitions.