National Games 2022 Highlights: Gujarat beats Manipur in Lawn Bowls (Women’s Fours); Ankur, Vijay, Anish leading after Stage 1 of 25m rapid fire pistol qualification

National Games 2022 : Follow updates, results and highlights from the 36th edition of the National Games, which will be held in Gujarat from Sep 27 to Oct 10.

Vijay Kumar,  2012 London Olympics silver medallist, is one of the top three shooters after Stage 1 of the 25m rapid fire pistol qualification round.

Vijay Kumar, 2012 London Olympics silver medallist, is one of the top three shooters after Stage 1 of the 25m rapid fire pistol qualification round. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

National Games 2022 : Follow updates, results and highlights from the 36th edition of the National Games, which will be held in Gujarat from Sep 27 to Oct 10.

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

In shooting

Santadeep Dey with an update: Ankur Goel (293-10x), Vijay Kumar (290-9x) and Anish (288-10x) are leading after Stage 1 of 25m rapid fire pistol qualification. Meanwhile, top eight women shooters from the 10m air rifle event qualifiers have reached the final.

Tilottama Sen topped the qualification stage of the women’s 10m air rifle event.

Tilottama Sen topped the qualification stage of the women’s 10m air rifle event.

In Tennis

Maharashtra has beaten Delhi 2-0 in women’s tennis event at the Sabarmati Riverfront Tennis Court in Ahmedabad.

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Flying start

Bhowneesh Mendiratta has earned India’s first 2024 Paris Olympics quota place in shooting, after he finished fourth in the men’s trap competition at the ongoing ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Osijek, Croatia.

In Shooting

Santadeep Dey with an update: After fourth relay in the 25m rapid fire pistol, Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar stands second with 290-9x.

The qualification scores of men’s 10m air rifle. The top eight enter the final, scheduled to be held tomorrow. 

The qualification scores of men’s 10m air rifle. The top eight enter the final, scheduled to be held tomorrow.  | Photo Credit: Santadeep Dey

In shooting

Our correspondent Santadeep Dey pings: The first round of the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Stage 1 is over. Ankur Goel was the best performer with 293-10x. The next round will have Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar in action.

In Lawn Bowls

Jharkhand is taking on Delhi in Lawn Bowls men’s pairs at Kensville Golf and Country Club in Ahmedabad. Jharkhand has beaten Delhi 23-6 in Lawn Bowls men’s pair event. Delhi beats Bihar 20-9 in Lawn Bowls (Women’s Fours). Gujarat has beaten Manipur 12-10 in a close match (Women’s Fours).

In Rugby7s

Odisha has thrashed Punjab 30-5 in the men’s Rugby7s League match at the Football Ground in Transtadia. West Bengal beats Delhi 12-0 at the same venue. Meanwhile, Haryana has edged past Maharashtra 17-14. Gujarat has trounced Services Sports Control Board by 29-7. In the women’s event, Kerala has beaten Chandigarh 12-5.

Table Tennis result lowdown

The table tennis matches were played first because the players had to leave for the World Championships, which will be held in Chengdu, China from September 30 to October 9.

Gujarat's Harmeet Desai and West Bengal's Sutirtha Mukherjee won the singles gold medal in the men's and women's competitions.

Gujarat and West Bengal won the gold medals in the team competition.

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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