GUWAHATI: Defending champions Maharashtra continued to rule the Khelo India Youth Games on Thursday. Second-placed Haryana kept snapping at their heels, picking up five gold of their own, including two at the shooting range.
Maharashtra has a clear lead in terms of total medals (128) but their 34 gold may not be unbreakable, especially as the Games enter the last leg in which Haryana usually comes into their own. Haryana has 28 gold at the moment and will hope to reclaim the mantle of champions that they had lost last year.
The Karnataka cycling quartet of Danamma Chichakha, Sahana Kudiganur, Keerthi Ramaswamy and Meghna Gugad won the Girls Under-21 team pursuit gold, fetching the only yellow medal for a southern state.
Haryana’s 13-year-old Shiva Narwal, who finished claimed the Sub-Juniors gold and the third place in the Juniors at the National Championships in Bhopal last month, was their top star as he won the Boys Under-17 10m air pistol gold. IANS