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Maha continue to rule the roost in Khelo India Games

Guwahati: Shivangi Sarma of Assam and Khushi Dinesh of Karnataka claimed two gold each from the swimming pool as Maharashtra continued to occupy the pole position on Day 8 of the Khelo India Youth Game here on Friday.
On a day a 13-year-old weightlifter Golom Tinku helped Arunachal Pradesh grab their maiden gold, Maharashtra held on to a five-gold lead over Haryana. With 41 gold and 43 silver in a total of 149 medals, Maharashtra remained ahead but with many gold coming from shooting and wrestling on Friday, Haryana were fast catching up with 36 gold in a total of 111 medals.
At the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium, Tinku won Arunachal Pradesh’s first gold medal in the Games.
It looked as if he would have a tough ask when he conceded a 6kg advantage to Tamil Nadu’s Madhavan Thirumurugan at the halfway stage in the boys U-17 competition. But with his rival recording a no lift with three failures, Tinku completed a 116kg lift in clean and jerk to total 209kg and take the lead. (PTI)