KIYG: Madhya Pradesh Leads With 11 Medal; Dominates Water Sports
MADHYA PRADESH: “This is just the beginning,” this is what Madhya Pradesh athletes said after clinching eight gold and three silver at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games 2022. On the fourth day of the ongoing multidisciplinary sporting event, state athletes won four gold and three silver making Madhya Pradesh’s medal tally 11, including 8 gold and 3 silver.
The state has made history by clinching all four gold medals in the water sports Canoeing and Kayaking at Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2022, which was held at the Upper Lake area in the state capital Bhopal on Wednesday.
Nitin Verma bagged the first medal for the state with a gold medal in water sports which included in the KIYG for the first time. Nitin won the gold in Kayaking’s K-1 1000m event with a timing of 4.21.185 minutes. On the other hand, Harshvardhan Shekhawat of Rajasthan won the silver with a timing of 4.28.520 minutes while T. Gasepam of Odisha won the bronze with a timing of 4.30.430 minutes.
Verma then won the gold medal in Kayaking’s K-2 1000 m event along with Rimson Mairembam. The team won the first medal as well as the first gold in the KIYG 2022 with a timing of 3.54.965 minutes.
Last year, the Madhya Pradesh contingent won a total of 12 gold medals throughout the multi-sporting event that was organized in Haryana.
Madhya Pradesh Medal Tally on day 4
Events and Medals
Shooting, Two gold
Kayaking and Canoeing, Six gold and three silver