Services dominate medals tally in National Games

Wednesday 12th October 2022 07:03 EDT

Adarsh Muralidharan Sinimol bagged the men’s triathlon gold to continue Services’ medal hunt in the 36th National Games. With titles coming in wushu, canoeing and kayaking, they finished the day with a tally of 54 gold, 33 silver and 29 bronze for a total of 116. Maharashtra with 34 gold, 37 silver and 57 bronze is in the second position. Haryana with 32, 30 silver and 38 bronze is in the third position. Both of them continued their fight for the second place on the medals tally.
Hosts Gujarat with 13 gold, 13 silver and 18 bronze is in the 12th position. Puducherry became the 28th team to win at least one gold when V Sasikala and A Kanimozhi beat Gujarat's Manisha Zala and Nippa Barad in the women’s beach volleyball final in Surat.
Services were helped as their athletes claimed the four gold medals on offer in the canoe and kayak sprints on the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad. Madhya Pradesh jumped to the 10th spot in the rankings, riding on their sweep of slalom events. Kayaks Hitesh Kewat and Shikha Chouhan, and canoeists Vishwajit Singh Kushwaha and Jahanvi Srivastava did the star turn for them.
Karandeep Kochhar (Chandigarh) signed his fourth sub-par card to walk away with the men’s individual golf gold with a superb score of 21-under for the four rounds at Kensville Golf and Country Club. His performance was insurance enough for Chandigarh to claim the men’s team gold as well.

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