In the National Games being played in Gujarat, B Sai Praneeth has led Telangana to victory with his brilliant game and pole vaulter Shiva has also broken his four-year-old record.
B Sai Praneeth defeated HS Prannoy. (File Pic)
36th being played in Gujarat national games Two badminton stars of India met face to face on Monday and fought fiercely for their teams. Along with this, the former captain of India’s women’s team, Captain Rani Rampal, also won the team by doing wonders with her stick. B
Rani Rampal played her hockey magic and on the basis of her hat-trick goal, Haryana defeated Odisha 4-0 in the Group A match. In Group B, Karnataka came back from the trail and held Jharkhand to a 3-3 draw.
Shiva also prevailed
Army pole vault player Shiva Subramaniam showed a brilliant game and broke his own record of four years old. Shiva jumped over 5.31m to win the gold medal, improving his own national record set four years ago. Another army player Sambo Lapung set a new national record in men’s weightlifting in the 96 kg weight category. Lapung, however, is representing Arunachal Pradesh in these games. He set a national record by lifting 198 kg in clean and jerk.
Shiva first broke the National Games record of 5.10m set by Vijay Pal Singh in 1987 by jumping 5.11m in the event held at the IIT campus here. He then jumped over 5.21 meters and then attempted a jump of 5.31 meters. He managed to overcome this hurdle after failing the first time.
Army’s glory in swimming too
In swimming, SP Likhit put two gold medals in the bag of the army. She also topped the 4x100m medley relay after winning gold in the 200m breaststroke at the Sardar Patel Complex in Rajkot. Hritika Sriram (Maharashtra) won her first gold medal of the season and her ninth overall in the National Games. She won the yellow medal in the women’s three meter springboard diving event with a score of 179.15.
Kripal Singh made a record
Punjab’s Kirpal Singh in discus throw national games Set a new record of He broke the 25-year-old record of Shakti Singh (58.56 metres) with a distance of 59.32 metres. Army’s Gagandeep Singh and Prashant Malik won silver and bronze medals respectively in this event. In shooting, Sift Kaur Kamra of Punjab defeated Sriyanka Sarangi of Odisha to win the women’s 50m rifle 3 position crown. In the men’s recurve semi-final in Archery, Atanu Das (West Bengal) defeated Tarundeep Rai (Army) 6-0. Atanu will take on another Army archer Gurcharan Besra in the final.