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WATCH: Darshan Gaonkar’s never seen before penalty shootout goal in National Games Hockey bronze medal match

All of 21 years old, Darshan Gaonkar became Maharashtra’s hero as he scored the winning penalty in the shootout against Haryana for the bronze medal match at the 2022 National Games. With the scores level 2-2 and Maharashtra left with one take, Gaonkar began his run from the mark with the ball controlled atop on his blade, ran towards the goalkeeper and chipped it over him for a winner. Here, have a look at it. Darshan Gaonkar of Maharashtra scored in a unique way during penalty-shoot outs against Haryana in the bronze medal match Have you ever seen this before?@Sanjay_onair@shailesh0601@indianhockey@OnTheSportField@amitesh26 Footage: @ddsportschannel#nationalgames2022 pic.twitter.com/KONKB24foH — Abhishek Mahajan (@Imabhimahajan) October 11, 2022 Earlier the two teams played a 2-2 dra...
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Boxing at National Games: Simranjit Kaur Baath, Shiva Thapa, Saweety Boora win easy to advance to next round | Boxing News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: World championships medallists Simranjit Kaur Baath and Shiva Thapa outclassed their respective opponents to advance to the quarterfinals of women's and men's boxing events at the National Games here on Friday. World youth champion Sachin Siwach (57kg) of Haryana, who recently bagged a bronze in the Elorda Cup in Kazakhstan, also progressed to the last eight after dishing out a clinical show. Similarly, Asian championship bronze medalist Saweety Boora of Haryana got off to a winning start in the women's 75kg middle weight division pre-quarterfinal bout. Punjab boxer Simranjit looked in ominous form in her opening bout of lightweight 60kg category as she unsettled 2019 National championship bronze medallist Rinki Sharma of Uttar Pradesh with ease. The 2018 world championship b...
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After losing coach to Covid, pole vaulter Siva pays tribute with National Games gold and record

When Siva Subramani, the country’s best vaulter by a distance, lost his former coach Don Wilcox to Covid in May last year, he thought his career in athletics was all but over. The pain of losing Wilcox, a retired customs officer whom Siva calls his backbone, was hard to process for the 26-year-old. He not only lost his focus but also his will to pursue the sport. “He was my backbone. What will you do if you lose yours?” asks Siva. But the Tamil Nadu athlete knew he had to pick himself up and continue vaulting. He could not let his late coach down. So, it was only apt that after rewriting his own national record by clearing the bar at 5.31m and taking home the gold at the ongoing National Games, Siva dedicated his medal to his former coach. He clenched the medal in his hands as his eyes ...
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Reluctant pistol shooter Yuvika tops big guns for National Games gold

Pistol shooter Yuvika Tomar has no qualms in admitting that she did not harbour big dreams or wasn’t very passionate about the sport when she took it up. The then 15-year-old’s primary target was to just bag a national-level medal and secure a government job. Choosing shooting over other sports was a no-brainer for Yuvika who comes from Johri village in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, a hotbed of shooting. The nearest range was just a 10-minute walk from her place and had some high-profile visitors she could look up to for inspiration. World Championship gold medallist Saurabh Chaudhary was one of them. But when medals started coming thick and fast, Yuvika realised that she was cut out for the big league. The 21-year-old’s latest addition to the medal cabinet was a gold in the 10m air pistol ev...
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Pole vaulter Rosy Meena and weightlifter Ajith share spotlight with national records

Pole vaulter Rosy Meena Paulraj of Tamil Nadu and state-mate weightlifter N Ajith (73kg class) shared the limelight by shattering national records en route to winning gold medals in the 36th National Games here on Saturday. The 24-year-old Rosy Meena turned out to be the unlikely star of the athletics competition as she cleared 4.20m to go past VS Surekha’s earlier national mark of 4.15m set in 2014. Her two Tamil Nadu team-mates, Pavitha Vengatesh and Baranica Elangovan were distance second and third with efforts of 4m and 3.90m respectively. Ajith, on the other hand, broke the men’s 73kg national record in clean and jerk with a lift of 174kg, bettering Achinta Sheuli’s earlier mark of 173kg. Ajith won gold with a total lift of 315kg (snatch 141, clean and jerk 174). Birmingham Commonw...
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Aldrin beats Sreeshankar for long jump gold; Amlan and Jyothi emerge fastest man and woman of National Games

Jeswin Aldrin of Tamil Nadu beat Commonwealth Games silver medallist Murali Sreeshankar of Kerala for the gold in a high-quality long jump competition in the National Games here on Saturday to qualify for the 2023 World Athletics Championships. Aldrin jumped 8.26m in his sixth and last attempt to win the gold and go past the World Championships qualifying mark of 8.25m. He also had two other 8m-plus jumps — 8.07m and 8.21m. Sreeshankar, who won a silver in the Birmingham CWG in August and holds the national record of 8.36m, had a best jump of 7.93m, which he came up in his first attempt. He had another jump of 7.55m before passing all the remaining four attempts. Another top long jumper, Muhammed Anees Yahiya of Kerala was third with a best jump of 7.92m. Meanwhile, Amlan Borgohain of A...
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National Games 2022: Wrestler Divya Kakran, representing UP, wins gold in different weight category | More sports News – Times of India

GANDHINAGAR: Wrestler Divya Kakran won the gold medal at the National Games in women’s freestyle 76kg category on Friday. And, for once, she didn’t launch a tirade against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over his government’s refusal to honour her with cash reward. Reason: The Birmingham CWG bronze medallist in the women’s 68kg category represented Uttar Pradesh as her home state at the Games. However, Kakran has claimed on several occasions that she has been practising the sport of wrestling for the last 22 years in Delhi’s Gokulpuri area in East district and has represented the state from 2011 to 2017. This time, the two-time Asian Championships gold medallist would be happy to receive a cheque of Rs 6 lakh from the UP government for her top of the podium finish at the Games. The...
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Unhygienic Sabarmati water forces triathlon to indoor pool

Triathletes at the 36th National Games were to swim in the Sabarmati River to compete for over 750 metres in open waters, in addition to biking 20 kilometres and running 5km. But they will now swim within the confines of an Olympic-size pool — 50 metres in length — at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar instead. The reason: the green-coloured water of the Sabarmati river, described by organisers as ‘unhygienic and infectious’ that could result in swimmers getting infections. Since July, when the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced Gujarat as the host of the National Games, Amdavad Municipal Corporation officials had conducted multiple tests to check the quality of the Sabarmati water. “The results showed the quality of water wasn’t nice at all. And since the water is ...
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PM Modi declares 36th National Games open at dazzling ceremony

The 36th National Games was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a glittering opening ceremony evening in the presence of over 100,000 ecstatic spectators. In keeping with the Olympic convention, but with a modern twist, Gujarat’s swimming star Maana Patel brought in the symbolic Torch of Unity into the arena and handed it over to the Prime Minister. Watched and applauded by several current and past sports icons, including Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, Olympic medalists PV Sindhu, Ravi Dahiya, Mirabai Chanu, Gagan Narang, former national hockey captain and new HI chief Dilip Tirkey along with World Championship medalist Anju Bobby George, the Prime Minister placed the Torch on the podium for it to be lit by augmented reality. #36thNationalGames begins 😍#NationalGames2022 p...
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PM Narendra Modi declares 36th National Games open at dazzling ceremony | More sports News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The 36th National Games was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a glittering opening ceremony on Thursday evening in the presence of over 100,000 ecstatic spectators. In keeping with the Olympic convention, but with a modern twist, Gujarat's swimming star Maana Patel brought in the symbolic Torch of Unity into the arena and handed it over to the Prime Minister. Honorable Prime Minister, Shri. @narendramodi declares the #36thNationalGames open! #NationalGames2022 https://t.co/Ekm5jwEa1q— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1664462526000Watched and applauded by several current and past sports icons, including Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, Olympic medallists PV Sindhu, Ravi Dahiya, Mirabai Chanu, Gagan Narang, former national hockey captain and new HI chief Dilip Tirkey along wi...
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Modi declares National Games open; says nepotism, corruption plagued sports in country earlier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared open the 36th National Games here on Thursday. Indian sportspersons could not perform well in the past due to nepotism and corruption but his government cleaned up the system, he said on this occasion. Speaking at a gala ceremony at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera area here, he praised Indian athletes for winning medals in various international events such as the Olympics in the recent times. National Games 2022 – "TORCH OF UNITY"🔦#NationalGames2022 | #36thNationalGames pic.twitter.com/nXUFApMrgu — DD Sports – National Games 2022 🇮🇳 (@ddsportschannel) September 29, 2022 “The country’s sportsmen were capable in the past too. This movement of winning medals could have started earlier too. But, instead of professionalism, there was nepotism and co...
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In Gujarat, the National Games, garba and the start of election fever

For once, Divyansh Panwar isn’t fretting over targets and decimals. Instead, the 20-year-old world cup medallist who practices a sport that demands absolute stillness of mind and body – shooting – wants to let himself loose and shake a leg. “I’m in Ahmedabad during Navratri, so I got to try garba one of the nights,” the Tokyo Olympian says. Not very far from the Ahmedabad Rifle Club in the old city area, at the Sabarmati Riverfront, a rower can’t stop talking about Navratri as well. Not in terms of a garba night out, however. Turns out, most hotels at the six host cities of the National Games, including Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar, have refused to serve non-vegetarian meals because of the festival. “So, we have arranged all meals for them at the venues because, for them, protei...
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Bhavani Devi to test skills in National Games to prepare for bigger events | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: First Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics, Bhavani Devi is looking to test her new techniques and strategies during the National Games and use them at the big-ticket events ahead. The 29-year-old, who won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Fencing Championship last month, will be one of the attractions at the multi-sport event in Gujarat. "I have changed my coach, my technique, my strategies, everything is changed now. We have more important events, like the Olympic qualification in April. So I need to work on my strategies. I have to apply them on all my opponents, both beginners and experienced ones and see how it works," she said during a virtual interaction conducted by SAI. "Sabre is a very quick sport, you can't take time in between touch, you can't think and deci...