Khelo India Games: Komal Kohar of MDU wins gold with record, Shivaji University tops with 4 medals
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On Sunday 24 April, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Khelo India University Games 2021 at the Srikanthiraava Stadium in Bengaluru.
Sunday 24 April in Bangalore Khelo India University Games (Khelo India University Games 2021) The second edition got off to a great start. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Games in a colorful program at the Srikanthiraava Stadium in Bengaluru, after which Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed the participants through a video message. As great as the inaugural program was, the excitement of the games remained the same and on Sunday itself a record was also made for these games, in which Haryana’s Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU) gentle fog (Komal Kohar) Won the gold medal of weightlifting in 45 kg. Along with this, Komal also made a record for these games. On the first day, Shivaji University dominated, which won the maximum 4 medals including 2 gold.
Many events were played on Sunday, but medal events were only for women’s and men’s weightlifting. Komal started in this. This Haryana weightlifter lifted a total of 160 kg in the women’s 45 kg weight category. The 20-year-old player from Sonipat also made a new sports record by lifting 70 kg in snatch and 90 kg in clean and jerk. By the way, Komal was also the gold medal winner of the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games in this event.
Gold to Shivaji University
In the women’s 55 kg event, R Sakshi Mahesh of Shivaji University won the gold medal by lifting a total of 166 kg. He lifted 73 kg in snatch and 93 kg in clean and jerk. On the other hand, in the men’s 55 kg, Vijay Maheshwari of Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University won the gold with 230 kg. He lifted the highest weights of 100 and 130 kg in snatch and clean and jerk respectively.
close competition in shooting
Shooting matches were also held on Sunday in which men’s 10m air rifle individual and team events were held. In the individual event, Maddineni Mahesh of KL University won the gold by defeating Parth Makhija of Delhi University 16-10 in the final. The bronze medal of the event went to Gajanan Khandagale of Savitribai Phule University. In the team event, Delhi University (1875.3 points) won the gold by defeating Savitribai Phule University (1873.1 points) in the final. Gujarat University got bronze.
Shivaji University on top
At the end of the day, Shivaji University topped with the maximum number of 4 medals. Shivaji University won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. On the other hand, the poetess Bahinabai Chaudhary North Maharashtra University won two medals with one gold and one silver and stood second. Kalinga University stood third with 1 Gold and 1 Bronze.