Karnataka judokas win 2 gold

Karnataka judokas win 2 gold

Karnataka judokas win 2 gold

Samata Rane and Puja Shapurkar claimed gold medals for Karnataka at the National Games judo competitions on Wednesday.

Samata defeated Delhi’s Kalpana Devi in the women’s 52kg category final. She had entered the gold medal round after scoring over Haryana’s Mukesh in the semifinal and Deepa Choudhary of Uttarakhand in the first round.

In the 57kg category final, Puja defeated Sonam of Punjab, after beating Stephanie Fernandez of Delhi in the semifinals. At Alapuzha, Karnataka’s Twisha K Prasad claimed  the silver in the women’s 500M Kayak singles event.

Twisha, who had won the gold in the K-1 1000M on Monday, finished behind Andaman & Nicobar Island’s Rajina Kiro, timing 2:11.00. Rajina clocked 2:09.00. Madhya Pradesh’s Soniya Devi claimed the bronze in 2:18.00.

Karnataka also won a silver on the final day of canoeing and kayaking competitions. In the 500M double kayak, Rajamani Kanagaraj and Venkatesh Gundala timed 1:46.00, finishing behind Services’ Ramesh Golli and Ajit Singh and Telangana’s Prasad Padamkar and Premananda Singh.

Another loss in handball

In men’s handball at Thiruvnanthapuram, Karnataka men crashed to another defeat, this time to Punjab 31-32, and are on the verge of exit.

Service win hockey gold

Services drubbed Odisha 7-2 in the final to win the men’s hockey gold medal at Kollam.
Deepanshu Bhargav gave Odisha the lead but thereafter, it was a one-way traffic, with Siraz, Mukesh Lakra, Ved Prakash, Davinder Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Binay Bhengra and Chandan Aind scoring for Services.

Punjab defeated Haryana 3-1 to win the women’s gold. Manmeet Kaur (2) and Hardeep Kaur scored for Punjab while Devika Sen pulled one back for Haryana. Jharkhand defeated Haryana 7-6 via penalty strokes to take the bronze. Jharkhand also won the bronze in the women’s event, with a 2-0 win over Odisha.

Eves through in volleyball

Karnataka women entered the semifinals of the women’s volleyball event in Kozhikode. They defeated Chandigarh 25-21, 25-15, 25-8 for their second win in Group A. Kerala qualified as group toppers after beating West Bengal 25-17, 25-19, 25-21.
Medals tally  TEAM       G         S            B            T
Services    68    19    22    109
Haryana    30    26    17    73
Maharashtra    27    40    36    103
Kerala    27    31    36    94
Punjab    19    27    25    71
Madhya Pradesh    19    17    27    63
Manipur    15    14    17    46
Karnataka    8    15    18    41

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