Gandhinagar. Star fencer Bhavani Devi, wrestler Divya Kakran and local shooter Elavenil Valarivan dominated the 36th National Games on Friday, all winning gold medals. Apart from this, Bhavani Devi (Tamil Nadu) completed a hat-trick of gold medals in the women’s saber event at the National Games. After taking off from his training base in France and raising the Tamil Nadu flag in the athletes’ parade, he spent a day at the Mahatma Temple complex, claiming the title of India’s best saber fencer.
Meanwhile, Divya Kakran (Uttar Pradesh) prevented Haryana’s clean sweep of all the six gold medals on the line on the first day of the wrestling competition. She won the women’s 76 kg title by defeating Haryana’s Ritika, Rohini Satya Shivani (Telangana) and Rani (Himachal Pradesh) in the quarterfinals. In the presence of Ankita Raina, the Gujarat women’s team made it to the tennis final with a comfortable win over Karnataka. He will go into the gold medal match against Maharashtra at the Riverside Sports Complex on Saturday as a strong contender. Haryana men and Odisha women won the Rugby 7’s gold medal with victories over Maharashtra teams.
The Haryana men did better in the second half, coming away from 7-7 at the break to win 19-7. Odisha women, who defeated national champions Bihar in the semi-finals, maintained their dominance in the title match. Haryana scored a golden double in netball, with their men’s team beating Telangana 75-73 to win in a thriller and their women’s beating Punjab’s challenge 53-49.
In 49 kg weightlifting, Mirabai won the gold medal by defeating Sanjita.
In the 49 kg category of the women’s weightlifting competition in the 36th National Games, there was an exciting fight between Mirabai Chanu and Sanjita Chanu at the Mahatma Mandir on Friday. In the end, Mirabai won the gold medal with a total lift of 191 kg (snatch 84 kg, clean and jerk 107 kg), while Sanjita won the silver medal with a total lift of 187 kg (snatch 82 kg, C&J 105 kg). had to be satisfied with Odisha’s Sneha Soren won the bronze medal with a total of 169kg (snatch 73kg, C&J 96kg).
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 01, 2022