Haryana stayed on top despite not adding any more to their overnight tally of 20 gold medals, though Delhi narrowed the gap to just two at the first Khelo India School games. Late last night Delhi won the Boys Kabaddi gold medal and on Monday, they added the Boys Volleyball gold to move to 18 medals, while Maharashtra are lying third with 16 gold and Karnataka have 15.
West Bengal opened their gold medal with two successes on Monday. The Bengal girls won the volleyball gold and in the evening they added one more gold through weightlifter Shrabani Das in Girls 48 kg category. Of the four weight categories in weightlifting, Assam (Sidhanta Gogoi in Boys 56 kg), Odhisa (Bhaktaram Desti in Boys 50kg), Bengal (Shrabani Das in Girls 48kg) and Manipur (Konsam Ormila Devi in Girls 44 kg) shared the honours.
In weightlifting the star of the day, Konsam Ormila Devi from Manipur, a Commonwealth Youth Championship winner, who won the 44 kg category, was the pick. She won the gold with a big margin in the girls’ 44kg category. The Commonwealth Youth Championship winner lifted a combined total of 137 kg, four kilos better than 133kg she achieved at Gold Coast in the Commonwealth meet last September.
On Monday, Ormila achieved 59 kg in snatch and 78 kg with clean & Jerk for a total of 137 kg. Delhi Boys and West Bengal Girls grabbed the volleyball gold medals in their respective sections. While the Boys finals went the full distance, West Bengal beat Maharashtra in straight games.
Delhi won the Boys final 3-2 and Bengal Girls beat Maharashtra 3-0, while Kerala beat Uttarakhand for Boys bronze and Gujarat beat UP for Girls bronze. In the Girls final, West Bengal girls continued their winning spree at the IG Indoor Stadium.
The West Bengal girls, who had won the National School Games at Andhra Pradesh last October, once again beat the same opponents Maharashtra. Late last night, Delhi won the kabaddi gold for boys beating Uttar Pradesh in the final, while Himachal Pradesh beat Delhi in the Girls final.