Mizoram snatched the spotlight from table toppers Maharashtra on day 2 of the Khelo India Youth Games being held at Pune, Maharashtra after they were led by Jacob Vanlaltluanga, Zakhuma and Jeremy Lalrinnunga in the weightlifting arena.
An in-form Jeremy Lalrinnunga warmed up for the 67kg class competition and won a Gold in the U-17 category and a silver medal in the U-21 category. Another double delight was delivered by lifter, Jacob Vanlaltluanga, who took a gold medal and silver medal each in the 61kg event of U-17 and U-21 category. Zakhuma brought home Mizoram’s third gold medal when he won in the 61 kg U-21 category securing a one-two finish for the North-Eastern State.
Punjab and Haryana recorded big wins to enter the boys Under-17 semifinals of the Khelo India Youth Games hockey tournament at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium. U17 Boys Results were as follows:
Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh hogged the lion’s share of medals in gymnastics action on day 2. The home state bagged 5 of the 14 gold on offer, while UP took 4. UP dominated the men’s section with 4 Gold medals, while West Bengal (3) and Jammu & Kashmir (2) shared five Gold medals in the women’s events.
Delhi judokas proved unstoppable, winning 3 of the 6 Gold medals at stake on the opening day of the event. Delhi won three gold, one silver and two bronze medal for a total of six medals. On a day that saw action confined to the Under-17s, the other 3 gold medals were shared by Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Gujarat.
Punjab’s Kunwer Ajai Raj Singh Rana was the star of the athletics competition with a 75.40m throw that earned him the Under-17 javelin throw gold. Rana also finished 6th at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
The final tally of the day saw the home team Maharashtra finish with 57 medals to top the chart with 15 Gold, 19 Silver, 23 Bronze medals. Delhi is close on the heels with 13 Gold, 10 Silver and 13 Bronze medals and a total of 36 medals, whereas Haryana took their tally to 40 medals with 12 Gold, 10 Silver, and 18 Bronze to their name.
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