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Youth flourish; rural champs emerge, disability conquered & Maharashtra rule as Khelo India 2019 closes with confetti, streamers and chants

Maharashtra walked away with the champion’s trophy of the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 in a shower of confetti, victory chants of ‘Jai Maharashtra’ and deafening music. The hosts had a rich haul of 85 gold, 62 silver and 81 bronze, totaling an impressive 228 medals. Haryana emerged second with …

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In teens they won Asian Games medals- Radha Venkatesh and Rashitha Raju are India’s pride; only that they are para athletes

Radha Venkatesh and Rakshitha Raju have certain things in common. Both of them are still in their teens; they go to the same school; they are track and field athletes and both of them are Asian Games medallists. But most importantly they are both visually impaired. Radha, who is from …

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“Every sportsperson in India dreams of getting the Arjuna Award and I was no exception”: Manoj Sarkar

Indian Cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award- by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony. Besides the Khel Ratna Award, 20 sportsperson were awarded the Arjuna Award. Star …

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