TN wins volleyball, Uttarkhand tops in basketball, Services in handball
Tamil Nadu men thrashed Kerala in the men’s volleyball final at the V.K. Krishna Menon Indoor stadium in Kozhikode. Kerala men, who escaped from jail in the semi final against Services, was devastated by the attack of Tamil Nadu led by Ukkarapandian. Tamil Nadu men won the last three sets after losing the first set to Kerala for 24-26, 25-20, 25-23 and 25-12.
Kerala women clinched gold beating Karnataka 25-19, 23-25, 26-24 & 25-12. This is the third consecutive gold for Kerala women's volleyball team in the National Games.
Earlier in the day, Rajasthan thrashed the mighty Services in the play-off to clinch the bronze medal while Tamil Nadu women beat Uttar Pradesh.
At Kannur, Uttarakhand men and Kerala women won the basketball gold medals. Uttarakhand edged out Tamil Nadu 105-97, and Kerala were too good for Tamil Nadu 56-36. The Bronze-medal matches were won by Services and Karnataka respectively
And in Handball at Trivandrum, Services defended its title with a convincing 46-35 win over Delhi in the men’s final. Chhattisgarh edged out Punjab 36-35 to take the bronze medal.
Earlier, Haryana upset Punjab for the women’s title. Maharashtra too home the bronze.