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National Games 2022: Services on track for first place

By October 12, 2022Sports games

Services, the Indian Armed Forces team at the 2022 National Games in Gujarat, are on course to win the most medals for the fourth consecutive time. The services started the day with 53 gold medals and added three more podiums on Tuesday to maintain their lead with 56 gold, 34 silver and 31 bronze for a total of 121 medals. as shared by the Olympic Games website.

Maharashtra, with 38 gold medals (138 in total), and Haryana, with 34 gold medals (106 in total), are vying for second place on the final day of the National Games. The men’s softball was won by Maharashtra, while Punjab won the women’s softball. Haryana, which won gold in wushu by athlete Ravi Panchal and Rajkot women’s hockey team, will be aiming to overtake Maharashtra in boxing on Wednesday.

Eight boxers from Haryana have qualified for the final and are expected to help the state overtake Maharashtra in the medal tally at the National Games. Karnataka won the men’s hockey gold medal at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Rajkot. Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh in a sudden death tiebreaker after the teams tied 2-2 in regulation and each scored four goals in the penalty shootout.

Gujarat also had the best performance in the history of the National Games, winning 47 medals, including 13 gold, 15 silver and 19 bronze. West Bengal beat Kerala 5-0 in the men’s football final to win the championship. West Bengal’s Naro Hari Shrestha scored three goals, while Surajit Hansda and Amit Chakraborty netted one each.

In boxing, bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain and Commonwealth Games medalists Mohammed Hussamuddin and Jaismine Lamboria advanced to the boxing finals in their respective weight classes. (ANI)

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