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Maharashtra wrestlers dominate

Principal Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Grapplers from Maharashtra were dominant and won two gold medals out of five at stake in the wrestling events of the PYKKA National Rural Games here on Saturday.

Wadkar Mukund Maruti struck gold in 38kg weight division while teammate Tanugade Pradeep won gold in 59kg. Sandeep of Delhi denied Maharashtra its third gold medal was he won the 73kg division beating Handeshahaji Dattatray in the final. In athletics, Sandeep (Haryana) won the boys 400m gold in 52.1s, while P. Kishore Babu impressed by winning the javelin with an effort of 54.56m.

The results (athletics): Boys: 400m boys: 1. Sandeep (Har), 2. R.S. Arun Raj (Ker), 3. S. Veeraswamy (AP) (52.1s); 1500m: 1. Paul Ekka (Jhrkd), 2. Vinay Kumar (U.P.), 3. Rahul Chikka (Har) (4:16.06); Long jump: 1. Surendra Kissan (Ori), 2. Vikash (U.P.), 3. Suraj Mandal (Kar) (6.35m); Javelin throw: 1. P. Kishore Babu (AP), 2. Vijay Dangi (Har), 3. Virendra Yadav (U.P.), (54.06m).

Girls: 400m: 1. Reena George (Kar), 2. Sonali Desai (Mah), 3. Ashwani (Har), (1:00.6); Long jump: 1. V. Pavithra (TN), 2. Jyothi Bante (Mah), 3. Divya Ramkumar (Ker), (5.12m); Javelin throw: 1. Karti (U.P.), 2. Aruna Parshuram Soaji (Kar), 3. Praci Patil (Mah), (34.03m).

Wrestling: 32kg: 1. Rajesh (Har), 2. Dhenge Ranjith (Ker), 3. Prashanth Tomer (U.P.) & Sunny Sund (Pun); 38kg: 1. Wadkar Mukund Maruti (Mah), 2. Basavaraj M. Sarwad (Kar), 3. Dheepak (Del), & Dheeraj Dave (MP); 47kg: 1 Pwan Ghawari (MP), 2. Ramu M. Burabusi (Kar), 3. Neeraj Kumar (Del), & Rohit Bharwaj (U.P.); 59kg: 1. Tanugade Pradeep (Mah), 2. Shriram Jat (Raj), 3. Dilbag Singh (Pun) & Gusharan Kori (MP); 73kg: 1. Sandeep (Del), 2. Handashahaji Dattaray (Mah), 3. Vishal Borasi (MP) & Pushpendra (U.P.).

Hockey (league): Boys: Haryana bt Gurjart 1-0; Punjab bt Chhattisgarh 1-0; Orissa bt Mizoram 4-0; Keala bt Bihar 2-0; Gujarat bt J &K 2-0; Orissa bt Rajasthan 3-0; Karnataka bt Mizoram 7-0; Jharkhand bt AP 2-0; Delhi bt Karnataka 4-1; Maharashtra bt Kerala 3-1; TN bt U.P. 1-0; AP bt Haryana 1-0; MP bt Chattisgarh 2-1.

Girls: AP bt Gujrat 1-0; Haryana bt Bihar 13-0; HP bt J&K 11-0; Keala bt Goa 1-0; Orissa bt Chhattisgarh 6-1; Karnataka bt Punjab 2-0; U.P. bt Maharashtra 2-1; Delhi bt TN 7-0.

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