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Khelo: Maharashtra leads race as its medal haul goes past 150

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Hosts picked crucial gold medals in almost every discipline as it continued its march in the Khelo Youth Games here.

The hosts, powered by four gold each from and gymnastics, also picked more gold from athletics, and to race away past the 50-mark for gold medals.

Theynow have 56 golds along with 44 silver and 56 bronze medals for a whopping total of 156 medals, a media release said.

Despite picking up nine gold medals, which included three each from and swimming, were still lagging behind in the race for overall supremacy.

now have 45 gold, 27 silver and 38 bronze medals, while have 33 gold, 34 silver and 36 bronze medals.

Among the individual stars of the day, 10-year-old stood out as he teamed up with Mehuli Ghosh to take the gold in the 10m Air Rifle mixed team event.

In the process, Shaw became the youngest gold medallist at these Games.

Devanshi, daughter of former pistol legend Jaspal Rana, stole the limelight as she won the Under-21 junior women's 25m pistol gold and held off a challenge by Haryana's resurgent

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu's Balakumar Nithin and Karnataka's AT Daneshwari emerged as the country's top sprinters as both of them completed the 100m-200m double.

Yuga Birnale led Maharashtra's charge with three medals, including two gold, as the hosts maintained their domination in the pool over and

Of the 12 gold at stake today, picked up four while Delhi and took three each.

If there was one sport where Maharashtra's domination was halted then it was Judo, where Delhi clinched three more gold medals to finish with the tally of a complete dozen.

Delhi topped in both the Under-17 and Under-21 sections with six gold in each category.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 23:25 IST