INDORE: Madhya Pradesh has won two gold medals in the ongoing canoe slalom competition at Sahasradhara in Maheshwar on Monday. .
In the boys’ category, Pradyuman Singh Rathore of Indore won the gold with a stellar performance in the K2 event, while in the girls’ C2 event, Mansi Batham of MP won the gold. However, in Kabaddi, the daughters of MP got a crushing defeat. Weightlifting competitions also started in Indore, in which many National Youth and Youth Games records were made in different weight categories.
It is for the first time that in the Khelo India Youth Games, Pradyuman Singh Rathore won the boys’ K2 event in the canoe or water slalom event. The student of Emerald International School clocked 76.850 seconds to complete the 300m course while the second runner-up, Meghalaya’s Princegen Kurbah clocked 98.310 seconds. Anak Chauhan of Gujarat got the third position. Anak completed the race in 104.030 seconds.
LIkewise, Mansi Batham of Madhya Pradesh won the Canoe Slalom C2 event for girls. She Took 128.596 seconds to complete the race on the 250 meter course from Mansi. Preeti Pal (Haryana) was far behind with a timing of 491.172 seconds while Dhriti Maria (Karnataka) was third in 559.120 seconds.
Other participants will try their luck for medals today, February 7: Madhya Pradesh Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia got introduced to the players, coaches and organisers. Minister Yashodhara Raje, MLA Dr. Vijay Laxmi Sadho, Shivajirao Holkar rewarded the winners of canoe slalom by wearing medals from the stage. At the end of the program, the one-day program was concluded by playing the national anthem. On Tuesday also many other participants will try their luck on this track to get medals.
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