Asmi, Jatin, Priyanka claims 4th gold in Khelo India Youth Games 2020
Guwahati: Maharashtra's Asmi Ankush Badade and Uttar Pradesh's Jatin Kumar Kanojia joined Tripura's Priyanka Dasgupta as quadruple gold medal winners at the gymnastics competition in the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2020 at the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
In the battle for supremacy among the 36 States and Union Territories, Maharashtra topped the charts with seven gold and eight silver among 27 medals in all. With six gold among their 12 medals, Uttar Pradesh occupied the second spot while Delhi were third with a total of 12 medals, including five gold.
Haryana have started to make a mark with two gold medals but occupied seventh place behind Gujarat (10 medals, including four gold), Tripura and Madhya Pradesh. As many as 21 of the 36 contingents have bagged at least a medal so far.
As many as seven meet records were bettered on the opening day of the athletics competition, which saw 13 track and field gold medals on offer. Madhya Pradesh made a mark, picking up three gold at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium while Gujarat claimed three of the eight gold medals at stake in the judo competition at the Sports Authority of India Centre in Paltan Bazar.
On a day when World Cadet Champion Komolika Bari lost to Sakshi Tote (Maharashtra) in the second round of the girls under-21 recurve competition, other familiar names like Akash and B Dhiraj also suffered reverses.
Jatin Kumar Kanojia won the Parallel Bars and gold by a big margin on Saturday to add to the boys under-17 artistic gymnastics All-Around crown won on Thursday and the Floor Exercises and Horizontal Bars titles on Friday. The four gold enabled him to wrap up the competition with six medals.
Asmi Ankush Badade's loss in the Clubs final to Maharashtra team-mate Shreya Pravin Bhangale meant that she was denied a sweep of the five gold medals in the under-17 rhythmic gymnastics competition. But her four gold and a silver show will be remembered for long by those who packed the Indoor Stadium to watch the events. IANS