Panaji :- A historic double century at the National Games is one medal away. On the 12th day of the 37th National Games on Monday, the number of medals has increased to 199, mainly in archery, yoga, rowing. Therefore, Maharashtra is on the verge of a double century on Tuesday.
Maharashtra, which is at the top of the medal table, has a total of 199 medals including 68 gold, 63 silver and 68 bronze medals. Senadal (54 gold, 23 silver, 32 bronze, total 109 medals) is second and Haryana (50 gold, 37 silver, 53 bronze, total 140 medals) is third.
In recurve archery, Maharashtra’s men’s team bagged the gold medal, while the women’s team bagged the bronze medal. In rowing, Maharashtra won two medals, one silver and one bronze.
Maharashtra rower Dattu Bhokanal narrowly missed out on a gold medal in the coastal single sculls race. He registered his second silver medal at the National Games by winning the silver medal. Pune’s player Nikita Darekar had to settle for a bronze medal in the women’s category.
Maharashtra women’s team beat Uttar Pradesh 32-22 in the last league match. But his challenge in the national sports games ended.Maharashtra men’s team thrashed Chandigarh 42-18 to reach the semi-finals as group winners. Yash Goud celebrated a one sided victory to seal the medal for the Maharashtra team. Maharashtra’s Swapnil Kusale failed to reach the final in men’s 50m rifle three position in shooting. As expected, the men’s and women’s Kho-Kho teams of Maharashtra entered the semi finals with easy wins in all three group matches.
*Men’s team wins gold in recurve archery ; Women’s Team Bronze Medal*
Maharashtra’s men’s team won the gold medal in recurve archery at the National Games on Monday, while the women’s team bagged the bronze medal.
In the gold medal match of the men’s group, Maharashtra registered a resounding 6-2 win over Jharkhand. The Maharashtra team consisted of Sumedh Mohod, Sukhmani Babarekar, Yashdeep Bhoge, Gaurav Lambe.
In the bronze medal match of the women’s group, Maharashtra narrowly defeated Tamil Nadu 5-4. The Maharashtra team consisted of Manjiri Alone, Sharvari Shende, Shrushti Jogdand, Nakshatra Khode. Haryana won gold and Jharkhand won bronze.
The Maharashtra archery team won a total of five medals, one gold, one silver and three bronze.
*Maharashtra’s Kalyani gets silver, Chakuli gets bronze*
Maharashtra’s Kalyani Chute and Chakuli Selokar did a remarkable performance in Yogasanas by winning silver and bronze medals respectively. Both these athletes achieved this success in the traditional yogasana category in the senior category of the national sports competition.
Athletes have to perform two mandatory postures in these sports. 15 seconds time is given for each. After that five more optional Asanas are to be done.15 seconds time is given for each.
23-year-old Kalyani won two gold medals last year. She is pursuing her Master’s degree course in Arts at Nagpur. Chakuli, a player from Nagpur, graduated from Bhagwati Priyadarshini College. Tech. is doing 20-year-old Chakuli won two gold and two silver medals in last year’s National Games. Both these players are studying at Amit Sports Academy under the guidance of Sandesh Khare.
* Dattu Bhokanal missed out gold medal; Bronze medal to Nikita Darekar*
Maharashtra sailor Dattu Bhokanal narrowly missed out on a gold medal in rowing coastal single sculls race that was tense till the last minute. He registered his second silver medal at the National Games by winning the silver medal. Pune’s player Nikita Darekar had to settle for a bronze medal in the women’s category. In rowing, Maharashtra won two medals, one silver and one bronze, on Monday.
Coastal single scull races require athletes to run and sail 500 meters across the ocean in a heavily weighted boat. Dattu completed the race in 2 minutes, 33.6 seconds while Salman Khan of Sena who won the gold medal clocked the distance in 2 minutes, 33.5 seconds. Dattu had earlier won silver in the singles scull event held in the river in the event. In history, 11 gold and 2 silver medals have been won in 13 medals.
Dattu has started Ayodhya Naukanayan Club training center in Nashik and usually has 15 to 20 athletes training under him. These athletes have so far won more than three dozen medals in state and national level competitions.
Nikita clocked 3 minutes, 6.8 seconds in the women’s category in the coastal single scull race to claim the bronze medal. A month and a half ago, she injured her knee muscles.
Although she is yet to fully recover from the injury, she took part in the event with determination today and registered another medal in Maharashtra’s account. Last year, she won the gold medal in the National Championship held in Srinagar. He also won bronze medal in indoor race. She used to play kabaddi in the beginning. Four years ago, she started taking sailing training. She is practicing at CME in Pune and studying commerce at Om Sai Foundation.
*Swapnil Kusale fails to reach the final round*
Maharashtra’s Swapnil Kusale failed to reach the final in men’s 50m rifle three position in shooting. Therefore, the medal table of Maharashtra shooters in the national sports games is still empty.
Of the eight shooters who qualified for the final round of the group, the last player scored 584 points in the qualifying round.Swapneel scored 580 marks. Of these, 194 were scored in Kneeling, 197 in Prone and 189 in Standing. Vedanta Waghmare scored 579 points (191 in Kneeling, 196 in Prone and 192 in Standing).
*Maharashtra Women’s lose to Himachal Pradesh*
*Victory over Uttar Pradesh in final match*
Maharashtra women’s team beat Uttar Pradesh 32-22 in the final league match on Monday. But the challenge of the women’s kabaddi team in the national sports tournament ended. Maharashtra lost to Himachal Pradesh in the first match. Then in the second match, there was a draw with Rajasthan. It became dangerous for Maharashtra.From Group B, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan advanced to the semi-finals.
Maharashtra won over Uttar Pradesh on the strength of Apeksha Takle’s expected blossoming climbing game, supported by young climber Harjit Kaur’s dashing climbing and Ankita Jagtap’s impressive grip.
Uttar Pradesh gave a good fight to the Maharashtra women’s team in the first three minutes. But North’s defense was left unanswered as Harjeet and Eksha leveled the scores.In the 11th minute, Maharashtra scored the first goal. So at the end of the first session, Maharashtra had a strong lead of 21-12. Even in the second session, Maharashtra did not let loose their grip on the match. Maharashtra wrestler Saloni Gajmal had five catches in this match.
*Men’s team in semi-finals*
Maharashtra men’s team defeated Chandigarh 42-18 in the final league match. After defeating Punjab and Tamil Nadu in the first two matches, Maharashtra reached the semi-finals as group winners with three wins.
Maharashtra will play the semi-final against Haryana on Tuesday. Brave runs by international stars Akash Shinde and Tejas Patil along with spectacular catches by Shankar Gadai and Akshay Bhoir contributed significantly to Maharashtra’s victory. Maharashtra put pressure on Chandigarh by scoring the first pitch in the eighth minute. Then Maharashtra dominated till the end of the match. Maharashtra had a 25-10 lead at the interval. Therefore, in the second season, Maharashtra also gave a chance to some other players.Therefore, in the second season, Maharashtra also gave a chance to some other players. But Chandigarh’s game did not rise even in the second session.
*Yash Gaud in semi final; Maharashtra’s second medal confirmed*
*Both brothers in semi-finals*
Young Yash Goud celebrated a one-sided victory and sealed the medal for the Maharashtra team in the national sports games, winning in the style of his elder brother.
Pune’s Yash scored a resounding 5-0 win over Punjab’s ashutosh Kumar in the quarter-finals of the 60-63.5kg category on Monday. His elder brother Rishikesh Goud has entered the semifinals on Sunday.
So both brothers can win medals. Meanwhile Raheel Siddique of the team had to face defeat. He lost to Rajat Kumar of Goa.
Young boxer contenders for the title!
Both Rishikesh and Yash Goud from Maharashtra are talented boxers. Due to this, he maintained his rhythm and reached the medal distance. With this victory, his claim to the title has been strengthened. Due to this, everyone has noticed their performance.Coach Bansode expressed the belief that both of them will definitely bring golden success to the team.
*Both Kho-Kho teams of Maharashtra clash in semi-finals*
As expected, Maharashtra’s men’s and women’s kho-kho teams entered the semi-finals with easy wins in all three group matches. In the semi-final on Tuesday, the Maharashtra women’s team will face Karnataka, who finished second in Group B, in the semi-finals.
In the ongoing Kho-Kho tournament at the Fonda Multipurpose Ground, the Maharashtra Women’s team registered their third win on the third consecutive day and entered the semi-finals.
Maharashtra Women’s team retained the top position in the group by winning all three matches in the group.
In the last match of the women’s group, Maharashtra beat Gujarat 48-24 by 24 points to retain the first position in the group. Priyanka Bhope from Maharashtra 3.40 min. Defending scored 2 points. Pooja Fargade showed her attacking brilliance and scored 10 points. Kiran Shinde 2.30 min. Defending scored 2 points. Sampada Morene 2.00 min. Defending scored 6 points.Kiran 1.20 min from Gujarat team. and 1.10 min. protected. So Gopi 1.30, 1.20 min. Defending scored 2 points.
Maharashtra will face Karnataka and Odisha, who finished first in Group B, will face second-ranked Kerala in Group A in the semi-finals. In the other women’s group match today, Karnataka defeated Haryana 52-40 by 22 points and Kerala defeated Goa 120-12 by 108 points.
In the men’s group, Maharashtra had an easy 42-point win over Andhra Pradesh 74-32 in the last league match, but the match got off to a spirited start. Andhra Pradesh, who attacked first, managed to get 16. This seemed to make the match tight. But Maharashtra made a sharp attack and made the match one-sided while earning 26 points from Andhra.
Faizan Pathan 1.10 min. Defending scored 16 points, supported by Ramji Kashyap 1.10, 1.05 m. Scored 12 points while defending. Rishikesh Murchawade scored 8 points while Akshay Masal scored 1.20 min. Recovered 6 points while defending. P from Andhra Pradesh. Narsayane 1.00 min. Defending scored 6 points. Siva Reddy 1.20 min. Played defense and scored 6 points in attack.
*Maharashtra Medals – Dated 6th November*
Dattu Bhokanal – Silver Medal
Nikita Darekar – Bronze Medal
Kalyani Chute – Silver Medal
Chakuli Selokar – Bronze medal
Men’s Recurve Team – Gold Medal
Recurve Women’s Team – Bronze Medal
Silver : 63
Bronze : 68
Total : 199