The Khelo India Youth Games 2023, which is being conducted in Madhya Pradesh, is seeing incredible competition from athletes across the country. At the end of Day 7 of the games, Maharashtra has clinched the top spot, with Haryana being a close second.
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The state has shown incredible performances with 25 gold, 29 silver, and 23 bronze medals respectively. Maharashtra has won 77 medals in total at the end of Day 7. Haryana, who was the leader for most of the competition, is in the second position with 52 medals. The northern state has clinched 22 gold, 16 silver, and 14 bronze medals.
Haryana’s performances have shown the state is one of the sports powerhouses of the country. Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana, was pleased with the state’s showing at the games. He said, “It is clear from the results of the competitions that Haryana is full of sports talents; that is why we are constantly working to promote sports in every village.”
The 5th Khelo India Youth Games commenced on 30th January and will run till February 11th. About 6000 players from the country will be participating in the games in 27 sports. Water sports have been added to the event for the first time. Canoeing, Kayaking, Rowing, and Canoe Slalom are some new games that have been included this time.