Khelo India Youth Games 2021 concludes, Haryana on top with 137 medals

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Host Haryana secured the first position in the medal tally by winning a total of 137 medals including 52 gold medals.

  • Maharashtra finished second with 125 medals including 45 gold.

  • Karnataka finished third with 67 medals, winning 22 gold, 17 silver and 28 bronze.

  • Host Haryana fielded the largest contingent with 398 athletes, followed by Maharashtra with 357 athletes. A total of 33 states won at least one medal in KIYG 2021 while 28 won at least one gold.

  • Karnataka swimmer Anish Gowda won the maximum six gold medals.

  • This was Haryana's second KIYG title. Haryana won the inaugural title in 2018 but finished second behind Maharashtra in the next two seasons.

  • Khelo India Youth Games 2021

  • Fourth Khelo India Youth Games was organised from June 4 to 13 at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula(Haryana), while some of its matches were also played in Chandigarh.

  • The 4th Khelo India Youth Games was formally inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

  • In the Khelo India Youth Games 2021, 4,700 athletes competed for 269 gold, 269 silver and 358 bronze in 25 sports, including 2,262 girls.

  • For the first time, five traditional sports have been included in the fourth Khelo India Youth Games. These games include Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Malkhamb and Yoga.

  • Among them, Gatka, Kalaripayattu and Thang-Ta are traditional martial arts, while Mallakhamb and Yoga are fitness related sports.

  • This time Khelo India Youth Games is being jointly organised by Haryana Government and Sports Authority of India (SAI), Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

  • This competition was started in 2018 in New Delhi under the name Khelo India School Games.

  • The mascot of Khelo India Youth Games-2022 will be in the form of a cow, named 'Dhakad'.

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