Assam on Wednesday doubled its gold medal haul to six at the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on Wednesday. West Bengal also won three medals.
For Assam, 19-year-old Surajit Burhagohain hit pay-dirt in the Lawn Bowls boys under-21 singles final with a facile 21-10 win against Jharkhand’s Abhishek Lakra.
The boys’ fours and girls triple teams made Assam’s cup of joy brim over. The girls’ pair of Abhaya Bharti and Soni Kumari Gupta lost by one point to Bihar’s Khushbu Kumari and Nikhat Khatoon in Assam’s only reverse.
Haryana under-17 rider Arab Singh won the gold pursuit individual boys while Anjali Chaudhary secured the 25-pistol shooting title for the girls under-21.
Uttar Pradesh edged ahead of Delhi to the third place after their boys under-17 volleyball team winning the final against a battling Uttarakhand.
Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have 17 gold and 48 medals each and were separated by the silver medal count.
West Bengal struck gold through sprint cyclist Triyasha Paul, the under-21 Mixed Team rifle shooters Ayushi Poddar and Amartya Mukherjee as well as the girls under-17 volleyball squad.
The three gold show on Wednesday helped the State slip into the top 10 with seven gold among their 22-medal collection.
Triyasha Paul and Odisha’s Swasti Singh joined Pooja Danole as multiple gold medallists in cycling competition.
Updated by: News Sources 2020-01-16 10:46 AM