After being neck and neck from day one, hosts Haryana and defending champions Maharashtra will fight it well for one last time on Monday, hoping to add to the game. India Youth Games, 2021 crown.
Amazingly, even on the final day, the duo collected five gold medals each to maintain the status quo of the previous few days, with Maharashtra getting a lone gold medal.
At the time of writing, Maharashtra had 42 gold, 35 silver and 30 bronze while Haryana had 41 gold, 35 silver and 42 bronze. This also includes the Mallakhamb pole gold won by Maharashtra, which is yet to be reflected in the official medal tally.
However, Haryana will enter the final day with full confidence as there are 20 golds to be won in Boxing. They have 12 boxers in the final while Maharashtra has only four.
They are also both in handball finals and would fancy at least one gold. Boys are contesting from Delhi and their girls are from Himachal Pradesh.
Maharashtra is also in both the Kho-Kho finals and is expected to take the gold. Neither Haryana nor Maha are in the other finals, two basketball matches and the boys’ table tennis and football summit.
The day began with archers Riddhi (Girls Recurve) from Haryana and Aditi Swamy (Girls Compound) from Maharashtra opening gold medal accounts for their respective states.
Swimmer Apeksha Fernandes won two gold medals in 200m butterfly and 50m breaststroke and table tennis star Diya Chitale defeated Delhi’s Lakshya Narang 4-3 in the girls’ singles final and Rishabh Ghubade won for Maharashtra in the boys’ Pol Mallakhamb. Added a gold medal.
However, if Maharashtra was expecting a big lead, Haryana’s judokas and swimmers had other plans. Local boys Ravi and Anil won the -81kg and +81kg judo gold medals, before Veer Khattar took the boys’ 50m freestyle gold with a time of 23.94 and Vansh Pannu four gold from the swimming pool with a time of 27.84 in the boys. Won medals. 50m breaststroke final.
Among other ensembles, Mallakhamb star Pankaj Gargma helped Madhya Pradesh cement their place in the top-10 with three gold medals (boys all round, rope and hanging).
Kerala continued to dominate the Kalaripayattu events and came back with 14 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze to finish in the top five after winning three out of four gold medals on the final day of the competition. Thanks to its swimmers, Karnataka finished at number three.
The Tamil Nadu girls’ football team won the gold medal in a 2–0 win over Jharkhand, with two girls of the same name – Shanmuga Priya and Shanmugapriya – scoring a goal each.
G: gold; S: Silver; B: Bronze
Girls – Tamil Nadu BT Jharkhand 2-0
Girls Singles- G: Diya Chitale (Maharashtra) bt Lakshita Narang (Delhi) 4-3
B: Radhapriya Goel (Uttar Pradesh) bt Suhana Saini (Haryana) 4-1
Recurve- G: Ridhi (Haryana); S: Tamanna (Haryana); B: Vitasa Thakur (Madhya Pradesh)
Yogic-G: Aditi Gopichand Swami (Maharashtra); S: Avneet (Punjab); B: Madala Surya Hamsini (Andhra Pradesh)
Recurve- G: Kapish Singh (Rajasthan); S: Ajay Kumar Nagarwal (Rajasthan); B: Juyel Sarkar (West Bengal)
Compound – G: Kundru Venkatadri (Andhra Pradesh); S: Partha Korde (Maharashtra); B: Priyansh (Delhi)
Urumi Weasel (Flexible Sword Welding) less than 40 kg – G: Ann Marie Xavier (Kerala); S: M Shweta (Tamil Nadu); B: Alvina Joseph (Delhi)
Urumi Weasel (Flexible Sword Welding) Above 40 kg – G: Nishan KK (Kerala); S: Aditya MP (Kerala); B: Farisa Rahma (Kerala)
Urumi Weasel (Flexible Sword Welding) less than 40 kg – G: V Jiva (Tamil Nadu); S: Pranav Jitesh (Delhi); B: Atul Krishna M (Delhi)
Urumi Weasel (Flexible Sword Welding) above 40 kg – G: Suez VV (Kerala); S: Akshay Sreedharan (Kerala); B: Mohd. Mukhtar E (Kerala)
All Around Individual Championship
G: Pankaj Gargma (Madhya Pradesh); S: Monu Netam (Chhattisgarh); B: Indrajit Nagar (Madhya Pradesh)
Pole – G: Rishabh Ghubde (Maharashtra); S: Monu Netam (Chhattisgarh); B: Indrajeet Nagar (Madhya Pradesh)
Rope – G: Pankaj Gargma (Madhya Pradesh); S: Indrajit Nagar (Madhya Pradesh); B: Hemachandran (Tamil Nadu)
Hanging – G: Pankaj Gargma (Madhya Pradesh); S: Chetan Mankere (Maharashtra); B: Rohit Kumar (Rajasthan)
Poll – G: Harshita Kanadkar (Madhya Pradesh); S: Siddhi Gupta (Madhya Pradesh); B: Palak S. Churi (Maharashtra)
Rope – G: Sonia Kushwaha (Uttar Pradesh); S: Madhavi Singh (Rajasthan); B: Sarita Poyam (Chhattisgarh)
200M Butterfly- G: Aryan Panchal (Guj) 02:03.36; S: Bikram Changmai (Del) 02.04.63; B: Utkarsh Patil (Kar) 02:05.49
50m Freestyle – G: Veer Khatkar (Hr) 00:23.94; s: possible r (tax) 00:24.04; B: Harsh Saroha (Har) 00:24.17
50M Breaststroke – G: Vansh Pannu (Har) 00: 27.84; S: Swadesh Mondal (Ben) 00:30.23; B: Vidith Shankar (Kar) 00:30.27
4X100M Freestyle – G: Karnataka 3:35.28; S: MH 3:39.41; S: Haryana: 3:40.12
200m Butterfly – G: Apeksha Fernandes (Maharashtra) 02: 18.39; S: Aastha Choudhary (Assam) 02:20.02; B: Hashika Ramachandra (tax) 2:22.87
50M Freestyle – G: Jhanvi Choudhary (Del) 00:26.92; S: Jasnoor Kaur (Pun) 00: 27.47; B: Ridhima Veerendrakumar (Kar) 00: 27.92
50M Breaststroke – G: Apeksha Fernandes (Mah) 00: 33.78; S: Vihitha Nayana (Kar) 00: 34.67; B: Venika Parikh (Guj) 00:35.74
1500M Freestyle – G: Vritti Agarwal (Tel) 18:01.45; S: Shirin (Kar) 18:04.49; B: Ashwamita Chandra (Kar) 18:29.23
-81KG – G: Ravi (Haryana); S: Kush Yadav (Gujarat); B: Sheetal N (Manipur)
+81KG – G: Anil (Haryana); S: Maanvender Singh (Haryana); B: Prakhar K Singh (Uttar Pradesh)
-63KG – G: Spec I (Manipur); S: Sneha S (Uttar Pradesh); B: Gautami Kanchan (Maharashtra)
+63KG – G: Nandini Vats (Delhi); S: Ishroop Narang (Punjab); B: Himanshi Sejwal (Delhi)
1. Punjab bt Rajasthan 74-46
2. Tamil Nadu bt Karnataka 65-62
1. Punjab bt Tamil Nadu 72-61
1. Delhi Bt Jammu & Kashmir 41-30
2. Haryana bt Uttar Pradesh 28- 25
1. Himachal Pradesh bt Uttar Pradesh 43-19
2. Haryana BT Delhi 34-27
Minimum weight (46-48 kg) – Ashish (Haryana) bt Himanshu Kaushal (Delhi) 5-0; Vishwanath Suresh (Maharashtra) BT Man Singh (J&K) 5-0
Flyweight (48-51kg) – Mohammad Bilal (Telangana) bt Kavi (CHD) 4-1; Vishwamitra Chongtham (Manipur) bt Himanshu Rawat (Delhi) 5-0
Bantam Weight (51-54kg) – Ankit (CHD) bt Anand Yadav (Madhya Pradesh) 4-1; Victor Singh Shekhom (Maharashtra) BT Gaurav (Delhi) 5-0
Feather Weight (54-57 KG) – Vijay Singh (Maharashtra) bt Ayush (Haryana) 4-1; Himanshu Shrivas (Madhya Pradesh) bt Akash Pundir (Uttar Pradesh) 5-0
Light Weight (57-60kg) – Rabichandra Singh L (Manipur) bt Vikas Kumar (Madhya Pradesh) 4-1; Harsh (D&D) bt Siddhartha (Uttar Pradesh) 5-0
Light Welter Weight (60-63.5 KG) – Vanshaj (Haryana) bt Aditya Goud (Maharashtra) 5-0; Imdad Hussain (Assam) bt Vishwas Malik (Rajasthan) RSC R1
Welter Weight (63.5 – 67 KG) – Achal Veer Karwasra (CHD) bt Mohit Kanjar (Madhya Pradesh) 5-0; Anjani Kumar M (Andhra Pradesh) bt Vikas Kumar (Punjab) 5-0
Light Middle Weight (67-71 KG) – Harshit Rathee (Haryana) bt Gagan (Delhi) 4-1; Ashish Hooda (CHD) bt Manik Singh (Maharashtra) 5-0
Middle Weight (71-75 KG) – Kunal Ghortade (Maharashtra) bt Paramvir Singh (Punjab) WO; Deepak (Haryana) bt Akash Das (Jharkhand) RSC R1
Light Heavy Weight (75-80 KG) – Vishal (Haryana) bt Himanshu (Himachal Pradesh) WO; Aksh Garg (Punjab) bt Ankush Chahal (Delhi) 3-2
Minimum Weight (45-48 KG) – Ragini Upadhyay (Uttar Pradesh) bt Sanjana (Delhi) 3-2; Gitika (Haryana) bt Yamini Kanwar (Rajasthan) 5-0
Light Fly (48-50kg) – Tamannaah (Haryana) Anju Devi of BT (Karnataka) 4-1; Suvidha Bhagat (Punjab) bt Monica Mallick (Ben) 5-0
Fly (50-52 kg) – Neeru Khatri (Haryana) bt Simran Verma (Maharashtra) 4-1; Ritu (HP) BT Yogashree (Karnataka) 5-0
Bantam (52-54 KG) – Aarti Dhariya (UTK) bt Aikon Mili (Assam) 5-0; Neha (Haryana) bt Rishika R Hole (Maharashtra) 4-0
Feathers (54-57 kg) – H Grivia Devi (Manipur) bt Renu (CHD) 3-2; Preeti (Haryana) bt Anju (Rajasthan) RSC R2
Light (57-60 KG) – Preeti Dahiya (Haryana) bt Shaheen Gill (Punjab) 5-0; Kalpana (Rajasthan) bt Lakshya Sharma (Madhya Pradesh) 5-0
Light Welter (60-63 kg) – Rudy Lalmingmunai (Mizoram) bt M Shweta (Tamil Nadu) 5-0; Isha Gurjar (Rajasthan) bt Riya (Delhi) 5-0
Welter (63-66 KG) – Sneha Kumari (Himachal Pradesh) bt Vishakha Vartiya (Punjab) 5-0; Muskan (Haryana) bt Anjali Chahar (Uttar Pradesh) RSC R1
Light Middle (66-70 KG) – Shivani (Delhi) bt Sneha (Rajasthan) 5-0; Lashu Yadav (Haryana) bt Sai Vinayak Davkhar (Maharashtra) 5-0
Middle (70-75 KG) – Khushi (Punjab) bt Reena Rajasthan RSC R2; Ekta (HP) bt Sneha (Haryana) 4-1
Girls (Semi Final)
1. Maharashtra bt West Bengal 9-8
2. Odisha BT Punjab 9-8
Boys (Semi Final)
1. Maharashtra bt Delhi 15-9
2. Odisha bt West Bengal 16-13