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Khelo: Delhi & Haryana close on heels of Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Delhi's judokas and swimmers and Haryana's wrestlers chased hard in the medals race as the battle for overall supremacy gathered momentum in the Khelo Youth Games on Saturday.

Maharashtra, who started the day with a lead of eight gold medals over second placed Delhi, now have 41 gold medals, having picked up nine on Saturday.

They also have 33 silver and 42 bronze for a total of 116 medals, a issued here said.

still hang on to the top position, while are on their heels with 33 gold, 23 silver and 27 bronze medals at a total of 83.

have 29 gold, 29 silver and 32 bronze - total 90 medals.

Of thetotal of 36 teams, from 29 states and 7 Union Territories, 28 have managed to get themselves on the medals tally.

In the day, continued their domination in as they added eight more gold and took their tally from the sport to 24 as came to an end.

Haryana's total picking from was 58 medals in the four sections.

judokas once again basked in glory, grabbing three gold medals out of the eight on the cards on Saturday andtheir tally of gold from is now nine.

In shooting,Manavaditya Singh Rathore, son of Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, gathered himself after an uncertain start to blaze his way to the men's under-21 trap shooting gold medal.

In another trap event, a fisherman's daughter, Manisha Keer from Madhya Pradesh, claimed the women's under-21 gold.

Youth silver medallist Mehuli Ghosh won the women's junior (under-21) 10m air rifle gold in a high profile contest.

Swimmers from Maharashtra, and dominated the scene Saturday asbetween them they shared 21 of the 33 medals at stake.

ruled the arena on the fourth day of weightlifting, winning three of the six gold on offer besides a silver and a bronze.

The sporting extravaganza continues Sunday.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 23:05 IST