MP athletes bag 2 gold at 64th National Games

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MP athletes bag 2 gold at 64th National Games

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The talented players of Madhya Pradesh Athlete Academy have given impressive performance by winning two gold medals at the 64th National School Games.

The championship is being played in Rohtak, Haryana from 8 to 12 February. The first gold medal Academy player Abhishek Thakur completed his full time in a distance of 1: 25.15 secs in the 600 meter race. At the same time, Academy's player Avinash Kumar made a new national record in a long jump in a long jumbo and brought a gold medal to Madhya Pradesh by jumping 6.71 meters. It is worth noting that the previous national record was 6.66 meters in the long jump.

Sports and Youth Welfare Minister, Jitu Patwari has expressed his happiness on this achievement earned by athletics academy players Avinash Kumar and Abhishek Thakur in National School Games and congratulated them for appreciating the performance of both the players. Director Sports and Youth Welfare S.L. Thoussen also congratulated them for appreciating the outstanding performance of the Academy players in the School National Games.

The Chief Coach of both the Athletics Academy, said S.K. Schools under the leadership of Prasad are participating in National Games.

Meanwhile, under the 40th Junior National Archery Contest, which was played in the City State Sports Complex, on Monday in the Indian Route event, the boys and girls participated in the competition.

Medal winners of Indian Rally, players play joint director Vinod Pradhan honored with the Medal.

In the individual round of Indian Round Boys category, Maharashtra's player Vikal Moray won gold, Monu Kumar of Delhi, Rajat and Vishal Kumar of SSB got bronze medals. In the girl category, Krutikaba of Gujarat got gold, Jhalakhand's Deepti Kumari got Silver and Jagruti Kunda of Maharashtra got bronze medal.

In the Indian Round Women Team event played under the competition, Gujarat stood first, Jharkhand second and Rajasthan third. While Jharkhand got first position, Assam second and Uttar Pradesh got third position in the boys' team event. Maharashtra scored gold, Uttar Pradesh, Rajat and Jharkhand won bronze medals in the mixed team event.

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