Ormila Devi wins gold at Khelo India Games

Ormila lifted 59kg in snatch and 78kg in clean and Jerk for a total of 137kg in the girls’ 44kg category.

Konsam Ormila Devi of Manipur won the gold in the women's 44 kg category with a total lift of 137 kg.   -  Special Arrangement

For the Commonwealth and Asian Youth Champion Konsam Ormila Devi of Manipur, the Khelo India School Games was not a such big stage to prove her worth, but she used the opportunity to post a better performance with  total lift of 137 kg to win the women’s 44 kg gold here on Monday.

Ormila bettered her Commonwealth performance by four kilograms. Coach T Bobo Singh who is a physical education teacher in her school where she studies ninth standard, praised her talent and visualised a bright future for Ormila on the lines of the illustrious lifters from the North-Eastern region.

With such a background, it was no surprise that Ormila won the gold with a 10-kg margin over Khushali Gangurde of Maharashtra. Ormila had 59 kilogram in snatch and followed that with 78 kilogram in Clean and Jerk.

Meanwhile, it was a dramatic tie between three lifters on 133 kg in the 48-kg category, but Shrabani Das of West Bengal, Sneha Soren of Odisha and Pratiksha Sathe of Maharashtra were given the gold, silver and bronze respectively on the basis of their body weight.

It was a similar story in the boys 50 kg class, in which Bhaktaram Desti of Odisha and C Dinesh of Tamil Nadu won the gold and silver with an identical total of 176 kilogram, one kilogram more than Subhash Lahre of Chhattisgarh.

Delhi team, winners of the volleyball title in the Khelo India Games in Delhi on Monday.   -  Special Arrangement


In volleyball, Delhi survived a resurgent Uttar Pradesh after a strong start to prevail 15-13 in the fifth set. West Bengal was a lot more authentic in subduing Maharashtra in straight games for the girls title.

In the boys final of Kabaddi, a smart ride by Sanjay Dabas saw Delhi turn the table on Uttar Pradesh with a 33-27 triumph. The girls title was bagged by Himachal Pradesh at the expense of Delhi.

In hockey, title aspirants Odisha and Punjab made the semifinals of the boys event, by beating Delhi 5-1 and Karnataka 7-1 respectively.

In the semifinals, Odisha will play Uttar Pradesh and Punjab will face Chandigarh. While Uttar Pradesh beat Haryana 3-1, Punjab outplayed Rajasthan 9-2 in the quarterfinals.

In the girls section, it was a different story. Jharkhand beat Odisha 7-0, and Chandigarh beat Uttar Pradesh 4-1 to make the semifinals. In the other two quarterfinals, Haryana beat Delhi 5 2 and Punjab outplayed Chhattisgarh 10-0. In the semifinals, it will be Haryana versus Chandigarh and Jharkhand will play Punjab.

In football, Manipur set up a semifinal against Odisha, and Haryana will face West Bengal in the other semifinal of the girls section. Mizoram and Haryana confirmed their place in the semifinals of the boys event.

The results


Boys (final): Delhi bt Uttar Pradesh 33-27; Semifinals: Delhi bt Haryana 37-20; Uttar Pradesh bt Gujarat 38-21. Girls (final): Himachal Pradesh bt Delhi 25-19; Semifinals: Himachal Pradesh bt Haryana 30-23; Delhi bt Kerala 57-27.


Boys (final): Delhi bt Uttar Pradesh 27-25, 25-15, 22-25, 18-25, 15-13; Third place: Kerala bt Uttarakhand 23-25, 25-23, 25-20, 19-25, 17-15. Girls (final): West Bengal bt Maharashtra 28-26, 25-18, 25-10; Third place: Gujarat bt Uttar Pradesh 19-25, 25-10, 25-17, 25-23.


Boys: 50 kg: 1. Bhaktaram Desti (Odi) (77, 99; 176 kg); 2. C. Dinesh (TN) (75, 101; 176); 3. Subhash Lahre (Chg) (73, 102; 175). 56 kg: 1. SSidhanta Gogoi (Asm) (101, 130; 231); 2. Zakhuma (Mah) (102, 120; 222); 3. Markio Tario (Mah) (93, 120; 213). Girls: 44 kg: 1. Konsam Ormila Devi (Man) (59, 78; 137); 2. Khushali Gangurde (Mah) (57, 70; 127); 3. B. Jyothi (AP) (46, 59; 105). 48 kg: 1. Shrabani Das (WB) (60, 73; 133); 2. Sneha Soren (Odi) (59, 74; 133); 3. Pratiksha Sathe (Mah) (58, 75; 133).

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