Khelo India Youth Games 2020: Maharashtra tops the medal tally

The 3rd season of the Khelo India Youth Games concluded. Maharashtra retained its reign in the Khelo India Youth Games held in Guwahati with 256 medals including 78 gold. Haryana stood second with a total of 200 medals. Delhi finished third with 122 medals

Shivangi Sharma of Assam won five gold and two silver in swimming. She was the most successful female player of the Khelo India Youth Games.

Top 10 states in Khelo India Youth Games:

State Gold Silver Bronze Total
Maharashtra 78 77 101 256
Haryana 68 60 72 200
Delhi  39 36 47 122
Uttar Pradesh 32 26 22 80
Karnataka 29 28   30 87
Tamil Nadu 22 32 22  76
Assam 20 22 34 76
West Bengal 19 14 20 53
Gujarat 16 16 20 52
Punjab 16 15 28 59

 

Around 6800 players from 37 states and union territories took part in these games which started on 10 January. 20 sports events were organized in these games. The winner’s received the trophy from Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Vijay the Tiger and Jaya the Blackbuck were the mascots of the tournament. Sprinter Hima Das was the torchbearer of the opening ceremony of KIYG 2020

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Capital of Assam: Dispur; Governor of Assam: Jagdish Mukhi.

 

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