Bhopal: Khelo India Youth Games 2022 Madhya Pradesh has officially started. While the Gala Opening Ceremony would be held in the capital city of Bhopal in the evening, the competitive rounds of three sporting disciplines were played across three venues in three different cities on Monday, the opening day of these games. The Khelo India Youth Games 2022 Madhya Pradesh (KIYG2022MP) will be held till 11th February, 2023, across eight different cities viz; Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Mandla, Balaghat, Ujjain and Khargone (Maheshwar), in the state while the track cycling event will be hosted in Delhi.
In the Girls category Yashaswini Ghorpade of Karnataka, a TOPS development athlete, moved into the second round defeating Prithoki Chakraborty of Haryana 3-1 (11-6, 12-10, 11-13, 11-9) in a hard-fought Table Tennis match, as the young paddlers began their business at the Abhay Prashal in Indore. In the Boys category Uttar Pradesh’s Sharath Mishra defeated Maharshtra’s Neel Mulye 3-0 in a tough five-game contest.
Similarly, West Bengal and Odisha won in the Boys category while Punjab, Karnataka and Maharashtra won in the Girls category in Kho Kho, which also got off the blocks on the day, at the Ranital Sports Complex in Jabalpur. Apart from this, Haryana, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu won in the Girls’ category while Gujarat, Delhi, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh ran out winners amongst the Boys, in the volleyball pool games which were the first to kick-off at 8.30am in the morning at Bhopal‘s SAI Regional Centre Indoor Hall.
In the Kho Kho Boys games, West Bengal defeated Madhya Pradesh 24-20 (24-10, 0-10) while Odisha defeated Chhattisgarh 36-22 (18-8, 18-14). Also, Maharashtra defeated Telangana 28-24 (28-14, 0-10) and Delhi defeated Andhra Pradesh 30-26 (22-14, 8-12). In the Girls matches, Punjab defeated Madhya Pradesh 32-12 (32-6, 0-6) while Karnataka defeated West Bengal 30-28 (20-12, 10-16) in a tight encounter. The Maharashtra girls also defeated Tamil Nadu with the score reading 36-18 (36-8,0-10).
In Boys volleyball at the SAI Regional Centre, Gujarat were dominant and beat Delhi 3-0 while Tamil Nadu beat hosts Madhya Pradesh 3-0. In the Girls section, Haryana defeated Uttar Pradesh 3-2 and West Bengal defeated Karnataka 3-0 to enter the next round. Tamil Nadu then went on to defeat Madhya Pradesh 3-0, before Kerala inflicted a similar scoreline on the girls from Gujarat.
Suhana Saini of Haryana faced Oishiki Joardar of West Bengal in the first match of Group-A in the Girls singles category in Table Tennis (TT) matches at Abhay Prashal, Indore where Suhana won 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-8).
Similarly, in another Group-A match, Shriya Anand of Tamil Nadu faced Pritha Vartikar of Maharashtra which the latter won 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-8). The third match in Girls TT was held in Group-B between Prithoki Chakraborty of Haryana and Yashaswini Ghorpade of Karnataka, a TOPS development athlete. Yashaswini won the match 3-1 (11-6, 12-10, 11-13, 11-9).
Then Maharashtra’s Jennifer Varghese faced Madhya Pradesh’s Bhagyashree Dave in a Group-B match, in which Jennifer won 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-8). The first match of Group C was between Risha Mirchandani of Maharashtra and Suriya Nihal of Tamil Nadu, where the former ran out 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-7) winners.
Karnataka’s Arangya Manjunath faced Anushka Chauhan of Daman and Diu, in another Group C encounter, where Arangya completely dominated for yet another 3-0 (11-1, 11-1, 11-2) result on the day. In Group D however Tanisha Kotecha of Maharashtra survived a catfight to overcome Trupti Purohit of Karnataka 3-2 (11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 2-11, 11-9). In the final Girls match of the day, a Group-D clash, Delhi’s Lakshita Narang defeated Arunachal Pradesh’s Meehu Abime, also with a 3-0 (11-4, 11-0, 11-6) margin.
Finally in In Boys TT matches, West Bengal’s Soumyadeep Sarkar defeated Daman and Diu’s Dharia Tandel 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-5) in a Group C match, while in the same group, UP’s Sharath Mishra defeated Maharashtra’s Neil Mulye 3-2 (11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8). Delhi’s Adarsh Chhetri also won, defeating Arunachal Pradesh’s Tarh Maph 3-0 (1-1, 11-3, 11-2) in their Group D first round tie. Among the Group A games, Uttar Pradesh’s Divyansh Srivastava overcame Karnataka’s P. Yeshwanth 3-0 (14-12, 11-08, 12-10). In Group B on the other hand, Ankur Bhattacharjee of West Bengal beat Khelendrajit Yengkhom of Manipur 3-1 (11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 12-10), while Karnataka’s K.J Akash beat the host state’s Ansh Goyal 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-8). In Group C, Maharashtra’s Jash Modi got a walkover from Tamil Nadu’s Preyesh Suresh Raj.
KHO-KHO: Ranital Sports Complex, Jabalpur
- West Bengal beat Madhya Pradesh 24-20 (24-10, 0-10)
- Odisha beat Chhattisgarh 36-22 (18-8,18-14)
- Maharashtra beat Telangana 28-24 (28-14, 0-10)
- Delhi beat Andhra Pradesh 30-26 (22-14, 8-12)
- Punjab beat Madhya Pradesh 32-12 (32-6, 0-6)
- Karnataka beat West Bengal 30-28 (20-12,10-16)
- Maharashtra beat Tamil Nadu 36-18 (36-8,0-10)
VOLLEYBALL: SAI Regional Centre Indoor Hall; Bhopal
- Gujarat beat Delhi 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-21)
- Tamil Nadu beat Madhya Pradesh 3-0 (25-23, 25-8, 25-19)
- Haryana beat Uttar Pradesh 3-2 (24-26, 23-25, 25-23, 25-10, 15-7)
- West Bengal beat Karnataka 3-0 (25-5, 25-10, 25-16)
- Tamil Nadu beat Madhya Pradesh 3-0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-8)
TABLE TENNIS: Abhay Prashal; Indore
- Suhana Saini of Haryana defeated Oishiki Joardar of West Bengal 3-0 (11-9, 11-8, 11-8)
- Shriya Anand of Tamil Nadu defeated Pritha Vartikar of Maharashtra 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 11-8)
- Yashaswini Ghorpade of Karnataka defeated Prithoki Chakraborty of Haryana 3-1 (11-6, 12-10, 11-13, 11-9)
- Maharashtra’s Jennifer Varghese defeated Madhya Pradesh’s Bhagyashree Dave 3-0 (11-4, 11-3, 11-8)
- Risha Mirchandani of Maharashtra defeated Suriya Nihal of Tamil Nadu 3-0 (11-7, 11-3, 11-7)
- Arangya Manjunath of Karnataka defeated Anushka Chauhan of Daman and Diu 3-0 (11-1, 11-1, 11-2)
- Tanisha Kotecha of Maharashtra defeated Trupti Purohit of Karnataka 3-2 (11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 2-11, 11-9)
- Delhi’s Lakshita Narang defeated Arunachal Pradesh’s Meehu Abime 3-0 (11-4, 11-0, 11-6)
- West Bengal’s Soumyadeep Sarkar defeated Daman and Diu’s Dharia Tandel 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-5)
- UP’s Sharath Mishra defeated Maharashtra’s Neel Mulye 3-2 (11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8)
- Adarsh Chhetri of Delhi defeated Tar Maas of Arunachal Pradesh 3-0 (1-1, 11-3, 11-2)
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