Kerala won both men and women’s gold medals to achieve a rare double in volleyball on the concluding day of the 36th National Games here on Wednesday.
Previous edition’s silver medallist Kerala defeated defending champion Tamil Nadu 25-23, 28-26, 27-25 in the men’s title clash to clinch the last gold medal on offer in the Games. Earlier, the Kerala women’s team overcame a stiff challenge from West Bengal in the second set to record a 25-22, 36-34, 25-19 victory in the final and retained the title it won seven years ago on home turf.
Final (men): Kerala bt Tamil Nadu 25-23, 28-26, 27-25; Bronze medal match: Haryana bt Gujarat 25-12, 25-22, 22-25, 21-15, 15-11.
Final (women): Kerala bt West Bengal 25-22, 36-34, 25-19; Bronze medal match: Rajasthan bt Himachal Pradesh 25-17, 25-14, 25-12.