National Games: Services retain Raja Bhalindra Singh Trophy; Sajan Prakash, Hashika Ramachandra crowned Best Athletes | More sports News – Times of India


SURAT: Swimmers Sajan Prakash of Kerala and Karnataka‘s Hashika Ramchandra walked away with the person prime honours whereas Providers reasserted their supremacy as a workforce with the thirty sixth Nationwide Video games concluding, right here on Wednesday.
Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar gave away the coveted Raja Bhalindra Singh Trophy to the Providers contingent for the fourth consecutive time. They cornered 61 gold, 35 silver and 32 bronze to tower over all of the competing groups.
The 29-year-old Prakash gained eight medals, with 5 particular person gold, two silver and a bronze, to be named the ‘Finest Male Athlete’.
Hashika Ramachandra was awarded the ‘Finest Feminine Athlete’. The 14-year-old gained six gold medals in her assortment of seven on Nationwide Video games debut.

The Authorities of Gujarat had stepped in on the final minute to revive the nation’s largest and most vital sports activities competition after a seven-year hiatus, efficiently placing all of it collectively in lower than 100 days.
Maharashtra bagged the Indian Olympic Affiliation’s ‘Finest State’ trophy for ending second within the medals tally with essentially the most medals amongst States and UTs.
Gujarat’s 10-year-old Shauryajit Khaire (Mallakhamb), who was a reluctant starter after dropping his father only a few days again, emerged because the ‘viral star’ of the Video games, changing into its youngest medal winner.
As many as 38 Nationwide Video games data crumbled in monitor and area occasions and 36 in Aquatics.

Tamil Nadu‘s Rosy Meena Paulraj (ladies’s pole vault) and N Ajith (weightlifting males’s 73kg clear & jerk) and UP’s Ram Baboo (males’s 35km race stroll) have been among the many few to shatter Nationwide Information too.
Sporting powerhouses Maharashtra and Haryana engaged in a bitter tussle until the very finish earlier than the previous emerged because the worthy No. 2 with 39 gold, 38 silver and 63 bronze. Haryana (38 gold, 38 silver, 39 bronze) needed to be happy with the third place on the desk.
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala took the fourth, fifth and sixth locations respectively on the medal desk. Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur completed with a creditable 20 gold every.
The Nationwide Video games flag was handed over to a delegation led by Sports activities Minister Govind Gaude from Goa, hosts of the 2023 version.


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