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In the 36th National Games, a record nine games were set in athletics on the first day, in which UP dominated. Munita Prajapati, daughter of a laborer belonging to a very poor family, made a Games record by clocking 1.38.20 hours in the 20 kilometer walk. 17-year-old Parvez Khan of the army broke the 28-year-old record of veteran Bahadur Prasad. He clocked 3.40.89 minutes in 1500m. UP’s Ajay Saroj finished second with a timing of 3.41.58 minutes.
In shot put, Kiran Balyan of UP set a new Games record by throwing 17.14 meters. Haryana’s Manpreet Kaur came second and Punjab’s Manpreet Kaur stood third. Swapna Barman, playing from Madhya Pradesh, who won the Asiad gold in heptathlon, set a new Games record in the high jump with a jump of 1.83 meters. In hammer throw, Sarita Romit Singh of UP beat Rekha Singh of Uttarakhand with a time of 61.03m with 59.51m. In the women’s 1500m, KM Chanda of Delhi won.
Praveen Chitravel became the winner in the triple jump
In hammer throw, Punjab’s Damneet Singh won the gold with a distance of 67.62 metres. Nitesh Poonia of Rajasthan won silver with 67.27m and Neeraj Kumar of Army won bronze with 65.25m. In triple jump, Commonwealth Games fourth-placed Praveen Chitravel of Tamil Nadu won the gold with a time of 16.68m, Arun of Kerala took the silver with 16.08 and Jakarta Asian Games winner Arpinder Singh of Punjab took the bronze with a time of 15.97m.
Himachal’s daughters beat Haryana in Kabaddi
The daughters of Himachal Pradesh registered a thrilling one point win over Haryana in the semi-finals of Kabaddi. He will face Maharashtra in the final. Himachal beat Haryana 28-27 and Maharashtra beat Tamil Nadu 45-25.
Haryana’s excellence in wrestling
Wrestling was dominated by the wrestlers of Haryana. In freestyle, Aman in 57 kg, Commonwealth Games medalist Deepak in 97 kg won gold. In Greco Roman’s 67 and 87 kg, Ashu of Haryana won the gold by defeating Karan of Punjab and Sunil Kumar of Haryana by defeating Harpreet of Punjab. In women’s 62 kg, Manisha of Haryana won. In 76 kg, Divya Kakran of UP defeated Rani of Himachal by 4-0.
Bhavani Devi won gold in fencing
In the Saber section of Fencing, Bhavani Devi of Tamil Nadu defeated Jagmeet Kaur of Punjab 15-3 to win the gold. In netball, Haryana won both men’s and women’s categories. In Rugby-7 also Haryana men emerged victorious by defeating Telangana 75-73.
Elavenil, Anish won gold in shooting
Elavenil Valarivan of Gujarat, who did not perform well in the qualifying round in 10m airrifle yesterday, won the gold by defeating Tilotma Sen of Karnataka 16-10 in the final. Mehuli Ghosh of West Bengal got the bronze. In the men’s event, Rudraksh of Maharashtra won the gold by defeating Arjun Babuta of Punjab 17-7. Anish Bhanwal of Haryana got gold in 25m rapid fire pistol and Ankur Goyal of Uttarakhand got silver.