Kho-kho crown stays with Railways

Defending champions Railways beat Maharashtra 19-14 in the men’s final to retain the Senior Nationals Kho-Kho championship here on Sunday.

In the women’s section, favourites Maharashtra ended Kerala’s fine run, winning the summit clash 18-16 in the 48th edition of the tournament.

Hosts Karnataka, who lost their semifinal tie, had to settle for the third position in the men’s category and the women’s category in the championship.

Results: Final: Men: Railways SPB: 19 bt Maharashtra: 14.
Women: Maharshtra: 18 bt Kerala: 16.

Third-place-playoff: Men: Kolhapur: 7 bt Karnataka: 5.
Women: Karnataka bt West Bengal

Semifinals: Men: Railways SPB: 19 bt Kolhapur: 9; Maharashtra: 17 bt Karnataka: 10.
Women: Kerala: Innings 10 bt West Bengal: 8; Maharashtra: 8 bt Karnataka: 7.

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