Strong Karnataka contingent for National Games

Havaldar to be flag-bearer, says KOA

Rohit R Havaldar will be Karnataka’s flag-bearer for the opening ceremony.
Kits for all the athletes and support staff were distributed at the State Youth Centre on Tuesday. While the kabaddi and volleyball teams left for the Games on Tuesday, other teams will leave in batches.

PM Somashekara, Secretary of Karnataka Rajya Amateur Kabaddi  Association and vice-president of KOA, is the Chef-de-Mission of the contingent while R Prakash, Secretary of Karnataka Fencing Association and Joint Secretary of KOA, will serve as his deputy.

At the last National Games in Guwahati, Karnataka had won 21 gold, 21 silver and 29 bronze, finishing tenth on the medals table.

The squad: Athletics: Men: BG Nagaraj, GN Bopanna, Vilas Nilgund, Vidyasagar, Stephen, K Ranjan Kariyappa, KL Girish, Puradara, Sridhar S Bajantri, Harshith, Supreeth, Dinesh Kumar, KM Subramani, Surendra Kumar.

Women: HM Jyothi, Indira BE, KC Shruthi, Joylin M Lobo, Sahajahani, Kyathi, Sahana Kumari, KC Chandana, Manjushree, Thippavva Sannakki, Shilpa Sundar, C Smitha, C Shiji Jhon, Manju PM.

Coaches: V Manjunath (men), Radhakrishna (women).
Managers: Jayaramaiah H (men), H Thimma Reddy (women).
Swimming: Men: Arjuna JP, Ashwin Menon, Rohit R Havaldar, Gagan AP, Adithya Roshan, Sourav Kundu, Kailasa Rao, SV Sumukh, Rakshit U Shetty, Arvind M, Abhishek V, H England Singh, Kumar J, Ankit Dutta, Surendra, AK Mondal, Madanlal ML, JN Baidya, Vipin VC, Arun Raj, Prasad GK, Jayaram A, Vishal Ajjampur, Rmaston, Hussain. Women: Sushak Pratap, Ishwarya Bhandary, Keerthna R, Minal B Shivaprakash, Simran DM, Tanya Agnihotra, Karishma M Mohite, Divya K, Veena K, Malavika Gubbi, Varshini Gubbi, Shruthi MS, Renu RT, Swetha SS, Meghashree, Anarghya Prasdad, Aishwarya K Murthy, Shilpa Shree T, Sanjana J Sathish, Salika J Sathish, Keerthana S, Praveen,  Damini K Gowda, Malavika V, Kshipra Mahajan, Pooja R Alva. Managers: V Jagadeeswaran and H Narasimha (men), Nirmala K Murthy and Shobha R Alva (women). Coaches: Nihar Ameen, V Venkatesh, H Tulasi, Anil Kumar, GR Balaraju.
Taekwondo: Men: Surabhi Srinivas.
Women: Heena Hawaldhar, B Tejaswini, Lalitha T Lamani, P. Rekha Devi, K Tejaswini, Varsha Bende, BS Divyashree.
Coach: Anjali Parappa. Manger: Kanakadas.
Badminton: Men: Mohit Kamat, Venkatesh Prasad S, Guru Prasad D, Vineeth Manuel, Adithya R Prakash.
Women: Ashwini Ponnappa, Nithya Sosale.
Coach: Nagarjuna MS. Manger: Ganesh Prasad K.
Kabaddi: Men: Srinivas Raju, Gopalappa, Harish J, Selvarajan R, Murthy S, Jeevakumar S, Nagaraj Naik, Praveen Kumar P, Praveenkumar, Bijendra, Zulfikar Ali, Anand. Coach: AK Munivenkatappa. Manager: Mahentesh Mukkannavar.
Women: Mayamma L, Jayanthi L, Shewata Naidu, Shahina Banu, Savitha T, Noorjahan, Razia Sulthana, Vaneetha, Sumita, Muttavva M, Yamunashree, Bhargavi. Coach: Ravi Shetti. Manager: Shivananda Mallanagoudar.
Kho-kho: Vinoda KN, CR Santhosh Kumar, KR Anith, Yogesh B, Yogish N, Priya Dharshan, SB Ashok Kumar, Thimmaraju, Yogesh, Yashwanth, Vinay Kumar, Srinivasa Naika. Coach: N Shridhar. Manger: Sanjeev R Kanaka.
Tennis: Men: Vishwanath Sawadi, Kamal Sureshkumar, Manjanna Sagar, Veera Vasanth, Krishik Diwakar, Reshien Samuel, Amla Amol, Warick. Women: Prarthana Prathap, Yamini Reddy, Prerana Prathap, UM Shalaka, Spurthi S, Amla Amol. Manager-cum-Coach: Niranjan Ramesh.
Wrestling: Sandeep B Kate. Coach: L Manjappa. Volleyball: Men: Ravikumar TD, Shanoj VR, Karthik SA, Jagadeesh N, Prince KS, Jince Varghese, Karthik A, Anup D Costa, Surendren TP, Ravindra, Imtiaz Ahamed, Vinod Kumar H. Coach: C Rajan. Assistant coach: Prabhakar. Women: Nishya S (capt), Babitha BP (vice capt), Swetha N, Rohini, Ranjitha, Mallika Shetty, Divya KM, Jeevitha HP, Hemalatha HN, Ramya, Monica SS, Priyanka. Coach: KC Ashok. Assistant coach: Anil V Lokare. Manager: Shashi. Gymnastics: Lokesh N, Sanna Mahadevappa, Poornima Godi. Coach: Shekar Mane.
Shooting: Men: Prakash PN, Dhirendra Singh Jamwal, Purushotham K, Rakesh Manpat, Shashikiran MP, PN Papanna, TS Kanaka Raja, G Susheel, Savya Sachi, Anil H Lad. Women: Kavitha Yadav, Deepa MP, Prajakta V Hosur, Rekha C. Coach: Muthuraya Reddy. Manager: C Arivanatham.
Archery: Vandana BM, Bharath Kumar BM, Arjun S. Coach/manager: Brijesh Kumar.
Basketball: Men: Srinivasa Naik, Arvind A, Basavaraj N Murgod, Srinivasa Gowda, Laxman N Gasti, Anil Kumar BK, Ramakrishna KG, Mayur R Bhat, Kiran P, Rajesh P Uppar, Abhishek YP, Kaushal Ravikumar. Coach: Anthony. Manager: S Venkatesh.
Women: Rajeshwari, Smitha, Nimisha, Rashma, Savitha, Shijimol K Sunny, Kruthika Lakshman, Sandya, Sushmitha, Victoria, Aarathi, Snehapriya Tiwari. Coach: H Srinivasa Murthy. Manager: Mohan Kumar.
Handball: Men: Srinivasan M, Wajid Ali, Rahul TK, Siddarth PB, Mallikarjuna Reddy, Rakesh Singh W, Jagadeesh KP, Sajeesh KKV, Sarvana Kumar A, Shankara Rao K, Austin Joyful A, Premnath, Kiran Kumar BS, Sathya Charan HS, Ashish K, Sandeep VM. Coach: R Arun Kumar. Manager: ND Gowda.
Judo: Women: Kutuja M, Samatha Rane, Rohini B Patil, Sonali K, Pooja Sahapurekar, Sangeetha BR, Asha Latha. Coach: Jitender Singh. Manager: Sanjeev S Patil.
Fencing: Shashidhar Singh B, Lakshmikanth P, Immanuel Jairaj, Vinod Kumar, Lakshmeesh M, Rohit Gangadhar TR, Charles, Sumeeth Sainatha Naidu, Rajendra Singh H, Varun L, Ashok Kumar Naidu, Sathish Kumar, Palak Bhauwala, Kusuma Singh H, Varsha L, Lakshmi N. Coach: Irom Deban Singh. Manager: L Ram Singh.
Netball: Men: Vishwanath V, Gurumurthy M, Ranganath TR, Arun BG, Chethan A, Vinay Kumar KS, Prabhu P, Sameer Panchamukhi, Sachin S Naik, MS Abdul Baser, Avinash Kumar, Mohan BR,. Coach: Vijay N. Manager: G Umashankar.
 Triathlon: Sanu Saju, Krishna Kumar, Rana Pratap Rajkumar. Coach/manager: K Soorya Prakash. Boxing: Men: Prasanth R Patil, V Durga Rao. Coach/manager: C Narayanan. Weightlifting: Women: Binitha Devi, Chandra Shouri Devi. Coach: Sadananda Shetty.
Chef-de-Mission: PM Somashekara. Deputy Chef-de-Mission: R Prakash.

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