: Kerala’s Sophia M. Joe bagged two gold medals, winning the women’s shot put and discus double, as the 18th National Games for the Deaf commenced at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Friday.

In the men’s basketball event, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Puducherry and Karnataka advanced to the semifinals. Tamil Nadu, which won all its preliminary matches, will face Odisha while the host will meet Puducherry.

The results (winners only) :

Athletics: Men: 100m : Biswajit Saini (WB) 10.98s; 800m : Jijo Kuriakose (Ker) 2:02.08; 10,000m : Lalith Kumar (Har) 40:52.03; Long jump : P. Phani Babu (AP) 6.14m; Shot put : Samrjit Ganguly (WB) 9.85m; Discus : S. Sakthivel (TN) 26.20.

Women: 100m : Biya Mol Biju (Ker) 14.02s; 800m : S. Surya (Ker) 3:10:01; Shot put : Sophia M. Joe (Ker) 7.76m; Discus : Sophia M. Joe 20.6.

Basketball: Men : Tamil Nadu bt MP 28-3; Karnataka bt Haryana 11-6; Puducherry bt Odisha 29-9; Kerala bt AP 23-8; Karnataka bt MP 16-3; TN bt Haryana 24-7; Puducherry bt AP 29-6; Odisha bt Kerala 21-20; TN bt Karnataka 16-12; Karnataka bt Kerala 14-4; Odisha bt AP 15-12; Haryana bt MP 16-2. — Sports Reporter

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