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Women keep home team flag flying high

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

All six gold won by hosts Kerala on Wednesday were through their women.


After Anjitha won in cycling, and the canoers in 500m C4, it was Nithya Kuriakose who won her second and Kerala's third gold of the day by winning the 500M women singles canoe racing.


Then followed the Kerala fencers — Dilna V.P., Stefitha Chalil, Ambily P.A., Ashwathi Raj P.K. — who beat Manipur 45-43 to win the gold in women's Epee team event. 


Kerala ends Day 11 in hot pursuit of 2nd place in medals table

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kerala added four more gold medals on Wednesday afternoon, one each in cycling and fencing and two in athletics to catch up with 3rd placed Maharashtra with a total of 27 gold medals at the end of day 11. The hosts are now just 3 gold behind Haryana. 


Ammu drama enters Limca Book of Reords

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

National Games mascot Ammu, the Great Hornbill, has found a space in the Limca Book of Records.


The mascot’s entry has been made in Limca Book’s 2015 Special Literature Edition, for its play, Kalikkunna Kuttikalkkayi Bharatham Kathirikkunnu (India waits for Children who Play), featuring Ammu and which was enacted in 414 schools across the State.


Kerala gets one more gold each in cycling and canoeing

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It was gold no 22 for Kerala on Wednesday morning as T.P Anjitha maintained Kerala's good show in cycling by winning the individual pursuit elite women 3 kilometre category at the Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education in Trivandrum.


Anjitha (4:22:213) bagged the yellow metal ahead of Manipur's R.K.Abe Devi (silver, 4:23:023) and Rutuja Satpute of Maharashtra (4:23:630).


Huge turnout for Volleyball in Kozhikode

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kozhikode once again displayed its love for sports like Football and Volleyball in no uncertain terms. After 25000 turned up for the football final that did not even involve the home team, the crowds that are seen at the Volleyball stadium can unnerve even veterans from other States who may be playing in Kerala for the first time.

Hockey finals: Odisha v Services (men), Haryana v Punjab (women)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Services Sports Control Board won 5-1 against Jharkhand and Odisha beat Haryana 8-7 via a penalty shoot out to reach the men’s hockey final at Kollam on Tuesday.


In the women’s semi-finals, Haryana edged out Jharkhand 3-2 and Punjab won against Odisha 3-0.


Haryana meets Punjab in the women’s final while Odisha meets SSCB in the men’s final, both of which will be held on Wednesday.

Ankit, Inderjeet put up classy show to break Games records

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Ankit Sharma of Madhya Pradesh became the first long jumper to go past 8m at a National Games. He won gold with a jump of 8.04m to beat the existing best of 7.79m of Kerala’s Shyam Kumar in 1994.
The MP lad was just 5cm short of the national record of 8.09m set by K Prem Kumar in 2013. Prem himself finished a distant second to give Tamil Nadu a silver.

Services SSB extends lead in gold medals, MP surges past Punjab

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Even as Kerala’s tally of gold reached 21 on the back of one each in badminton and cycling, it was Madhya Pradesh who climbed the medals table the furthest through a flurry of wins in Canoeing and Kayaking.


MP are now in the top 5 with 18 gold, ahead of Punjab’s 15. SSCB have almost unassailable lead with 55 gold, spread across 16 different sports disciplines. Haryana and Maharashtra have 28 and 27 respectively, with the latter taking the honours of being the first to hit a century in total number of medals.


Kerala men retain badminton gold, women settle for silver

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kerala men retained the gold, while the State's women's team had to settle for silver in the badminton competition at the Regional Sports Centre in Kochi on Tuesday.


Kerala prevailed over Haryana 3-2 in a pulsating men's final when Arun Vishnu and Alwin Francis pulled off a thrilling 17-21, 21-11, 21-17 win over Akshit Mahajan and Ketan Chahal in the deciding doubles, just as they did in the semifinal against Uttar Pradesh.


Mizoram adds National Games gold to Santosh Trophy silverware

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mizoram continued their unbeaten run and won the National Games men's football gold beating Punjab 1-0 in the final at Kozhikode last night in front of more than 25,000 fans. It was 11 months ago that Mizoram had written their first fairytale when they lifted the Santosh Trophy at Siliguri.


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