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National Games 2022- Services emerge champions with 61 gold

Curtains fell down on the 36th Nationals Games that were held in Gujarat from September 29 to October 12.

India’s prestigious multi-event sporting event, the 36th National Games 2022, was held across six cities of Gujarat- Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. Around 7,000 athletes took part across 36 sporting disciplines that included traditional Olympic disciplines as well as indigenous sports like Mallakhamb, Kho Kho and Kabaddi, amongst others..

Services came into the 2022 edition as three-time defending having won the championship in 2007, 2011 and 2015. The team won their fourth consecutive title with 61 gold, 35 silver and 32 bronze medals. In total, services bagged 128 medals in the Games, followed by Maharashtra with 140 medals (39 gold, 38 silver and 63 bronze). Haryana grabbed the third position with 115 medals (38 gold, 38 silver and 39 bronze).

29-year-old Sajan Prakash won eight medals, with five individual gold, two silver and a bronze, to be named the Best Male Athlete. Hashika Ramachandra was awarded the Best Female Athlete who won six gold medals on National Games debut.

Final Medal Table

Rank State/Union Territory/Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Services 61 35 32 128
2 Maharashtra 39 38 63 140
3 Haryana 38 38 40 116
4 Karnataka 27 23 38 88
5 Tamil Nadu 25 22 27 74
6 Kerala 23 18 13 54
7 Madhya Pradesh 20 25 21 66
8 Uttar Pradesh 20 18 18 56
9 Manipur 20 10 20 50
10 Punjab 19 32 25 76
11 Delhi 14 17 40 71
12 Gujarat 13 15 21 49
13 West Bengal 13 14 17 44
14 Assam 9 10 9 28
15 Telangana 8 7 8 23
16 Arunachal Pradesh 6 1 0 7
17 Odisha 4 11 11 26
18 Jharkhand 3 5 5 13
19 Chandigarh 3 4 4 11
20 Rajasthan 3 3 24 30
21 Andhra Pradesh 2 9 5 16
22 Chhattisgarh 2 5 6 13
23 Andaman Nicobar 2 5 5 12
24 Himachal Pradesh 2 4 3 9
25 Tripura 2 0 1 3
26 Uttarakhand 1 8 9 18
27 Jammu Kashmir 1 2 9 12
28 Mizoram 1 1 2 4
28 Pondicherry 1 1 2 4
30 Goa 0 0 5 5
31 Bihar 0 0 2 2
32 Sikkim 0 0 1 1

 

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