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
Gold - Praveen Chitravel (Tamil Nadu), Silver - Arun AB (Kerala), Bronze - Arpinder Singh (Punjab).
Men: Haryana beat Maharashtra 19-7 in the final to win the gold.
Women: Odisha beat Maharashtra 22-0 in the final to win the gold.
Gold - Parvez Khan (Services), Silver - Ajay Kumar (Uttar Pradesh), Bronze - Arun Wask (Madhya Pradesh).
Anish of Haryana wins gold. Ankur Goyal of Uttarakhand and Gurmeet of Punjab win silver and bronze, respectively.
Swapna Barman (Madhya Pradesh) set a new National Games record with a 1.83m jump in the women’s High Jump event.
Haryana beats Telangana 75-73 to win gold.
Semis - Heat 1: Amlan Borgohain (Assam) - 10.28s, Siva Kumar (Tamil Nadu) - 10.43s, Pranav Gurav (Maharashtra) - 10.46s, Amiya Kumar Mallick (Odisha) - 10.58s, Sudhakar (Telangana) - 10.75s, Animesh Kujur (Chhattisgarh) 10.82s, Safikul Mondal (West Bengal) - 10.86s, Midhun T (Kerala) - 10.89s.
Semis - Heat 2: Elakiyadasan VK (Tamil Nadu) - 10.29s, Harjit Singh (Services) - 10.35s, Kiran Bhosale (Maharashtra) - 10.47s, Paras (Himachal Pradesh) - 10.54s, Jay Shah Pradeep (Maharashtra) - 10.58s, Lovepreet Singh (Services) - 10.66s, Abhijeet Singh Langeh (Jammu & Kashmir) - 10.68s, Amit Tiwari (Delhi) - 10.97s.
*National Record: Amiya Kumar Mallick - 10.26s (New Delhi, 2016)
**National Games Record: D. Singh - 10.45s (Thiruvananthapuram, 2015)
Our correspondent Jonathan Selvaraj pings from the venue
Amoj Jacob has qualified for the final of the men's 400m with a new Games record of 46.30m.
Six women run under the existing games record in the 100m.
Jyothi Yarraji, the NR holder in 100m hurdles, records a really quick 11.45s to beat Dutee Chand.
MEDAL MATCHES TO WATCH OUT FOR TODAY-
- ⦿ Rugby Sevens medal matches will start from 3 PM.
- ⦿ SPEED SKATING- Men and Women 10000 mts P+ E finals from 6 PM.
- ⦿ ARTISTIC SKATING- Free skating short and long programme for Men and Women finals to begin at 5 PM.
- ⦿ INLINE FREE STYLE SKATING- Speed Slalom finals to begin from 3PM.
- ⦿ SKATEBOARDING SKATING- Park skating finals to begin from 4 PM.
- ⦿ Weightlifting- Men’s 61 kg at 2 PM, Women’s 55kg at 4:30 PM
- ⦿ Finals of Women’s sabre individual, men’s foil individual followed by women’s sabre team quarters, semis and finals to take place from 2:15 PM.
- ⦿ Hammer Throw men finals - 3:05 PM
- ⦿ Triple Jump men finals- 4 PM
- ⦿ 1500m run men finals- 4:10 PM
- ⦿ High Jump women finals- 4:15 PM
- ⦿ 1500m run women finals- 4:30 PM
- ⦿ Shot put women finals- 4:30 PM
- ⦿ Hammer Throw women finals- 4:45 PM
- ⦿ Wrestling- Finals (4PM onwards)- freestyle 57kg and 97kg, greco-roman 67kg and 87kg, WW 62kg and 76 kg.
- ⦿ Gymnastics- Men and Women team finals and qualifying round from 8 AM to 12 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM respectively.
- ⦿ 25m Mens rapid fire pistol final 1:15 PM
CLEAN & JERK-
- ⦿ Mirabai wins gold with a total of 107kg as she doesn’t go forward for her third clean and jerk attempt. Her compatriot Sanjita wins silver, while Odisha’s Sneha Soren wins bronze.
- ⦿ Mirabai raised the bar to 107kg on her second attempt and goes back to lead the pack once again. She currently has a total of 191kg and leads Sanjita by four kgs.
- ⦿ Sanjita Chanu gives a tough competition to Mirabai as she lifts 105kg on her third attempt. We have to wait to see what Mirabai’s weight will be.
- ⦿ Mirabai Chanu of Manipur lifts 103kg in clean and jerk on first attempt with ease and is comfortably leading.
Our correspondent Santadeep with an update: Elavenil Valarivan won the women’s 10m air rifle event after defeating Tilottama Sen 16-10. Mehuli bagged bronze scoring 261.6,
- ⦿ Manipur’s Chanu does not feel the need to take her third attempt as she leads by 3kg.
- ⦿ Chanu lifts 84kg with ease for her second snatch attempt and leads the pack.
- ⦿ MIRABAI CHANU lifts 81kg on first attempt in the 49kg women’s weightlifting snatch event and is currently first.
Our correspondent Santadeep with an update: Mehuli wins bronze scoring 261.6 in the women’s 10m air rifle event! Elavenil Valarivan and Tilottama fight it for gold.
Commonwealth Games and Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu to compete in the women’s 49kg category starting at 11 am.
Our correspondent Jonathan Selvaraj pings- Devender Singh of Services won the men’s 20km race walk gold, while Uttar Pradesh’s Munita Prajapati comfortably clinched gold in the women’s race.
Our correspondent Santadeep Dey with an update: Rudrankksh of Maharashtra pips Punjab’s Arjun 17-7 to win the men’s 10m air rifle competition at the 36th National Games.
Our correspondent Santadeep Dey pings: Madhya Pradesh’s Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar wins bronze in the men’s 10m air rifle with 261.8 points. Punjab’s Arjun and Rudrankksh of Maharashtra battle it out for gold!
National Games roundup, September 29:
Gujarat began its defence of the National Games women’s team tennis title with a commanding win over Telangana while West Bengal’s women’s Lawn Balls team registered a stunning 12-11 victory over Assam to maintain its momentum in the 36th National Games on Thursday.
Tennis action began at the picturesque Sabarmati Riverfront Sports Complex on Thursday. Gujarat women dropped just four games in securing a 2-0 verdict against Telangana. It will now meet Karnataka for a place in the final. Karnataka ran out a 2-0 winner against Uttar Pradesh.
In the other semifinal, Maharashtra will lock horns with Tamil Nadu, which wriggled out of a tight spot against Haryana. Maharashtra had defeated Delhi 2-0.
At the Kensville Golf and Country Club, the West Bengal Lawn Bowls team quelled Assam’s fightback to register its second win in the Group and virtually assured itself a semifinal berth.
The Assam Fours team, led by Birmingham Commonwealth Games participant Tania Choudhary, and comprising Bangita Hazarika, Adinita Kakoty and Ananya Saikia, were trailing 1-5 after the first two ends, but clawed back to level 7-7. Bengal, which fielded Renu Mohfa, Manisha Srivastava, Reema Pawa and Anchor Malhotra, regained a slender 11-10 lead in the penultimate 11th end and kept their noses ahead at the finish.
“As expected, it was a close match between teams who have experienced campaigners. It is a setback, especially because we made our way to the semifinals. But every loss teaches you something, and we will try to pick the positives and beat Gujarat on Friday. We hope to get back stronger against the home side,” Tania Choudhary said after the loss.
In other Lawn Bowls matches, host Gujarat dominated the proceedings against Manipur to register a 12-10 win while Lawn Bowls powerhouse Jharkhand made light work of Odisha to record a 33-3 win. In another contest, Delhi got the better of Bihar by a 20-9 margin.
At the shooting range, 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist Vijay Kumar (Himachal Pradesh) soaked in the pressure well to be lying second behind Ankur Goel (Uttarakhand) and ahead of the in-form Anish Bhanwala (Haryana) after the first stage of the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol competition.
Sri Karthik Sabari Raj (Tamil Nadu) topped the men’s 10m Air Rifle qualification charts with 632.2 points, leaving the likes of Aishwary PS Tomar (Madhya Pradesh) Rudranksh B Patil (Maharashtra), Divyansh Singh Panwar (Rajasthan), Hriday Hazarika (Assam) and Arjun Babuta (Punjab) in his wake.
Similarly, in the women’s 10m Air Rifle qualification, Tilottama Sen (Karnataka) finished on top with 633.6 points. Sriyanka Sadangi (Odisha), Yukthi Rajendra (Karnataka) 629.3 and Nancy (Haryana) placed above Elavenil Valarivan (Gujarat) and Mehuli Ghosh (West Bengal).
At the EKA TransStadia Arena, Delhi’s women’s team stunned West Bengal 36-0 to book a Rugby 7s semifinal berth against Maharashtra while the West Bengal men’s team showed Services the exit with a 24-12 win in the quarterfinals.
In the men’s Netball semifinals in Bhavnagar, Gujarat stretched Telangana to the limit, losing by a narrow margin after opening up a 30-28 lead at the half-time. Gujarat fought hard in the final quarter but lost 53-55.
Kabaddi action will restart after a day’s break on Friday with Services facing Uttar Pradesh and Haryana taking on Maharashtra in the men’s semifinals on Friday. The fight for places in the women’s final will pit Maharashtra against Tamil Nadu and Haryana against Himachal Pradesh.
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.
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