Haryana dominated all the categories in the final day of kabaddi at Khelo India Youth Games 2020.
Haryana continued to maintain their dominance across all the categories as Kabaddi reached its end at the Khelo India Youth Games 2020.
There were several close calls in the semi-finals, with the other being a rather one-sided affair. The spectators, however, were duly entertained by the young guns on Day 4 and here’s what happened in the penultimate and the final round of the tournament.
Rajasthan locked horns with Maharashtra in the first semi-final of the U-17 boys’ category, and the former narrowly emerged victorious by 55-51 to book their place in the final. The other semi-final had Bihar taking on Haryana and with no surprise, the latter pipped the former by 59-23.
Haryana eventually took on Rajasthan and it proved out to be a rather easy as they defeated their opponent by 42-26.
Unbeaten in the tournament so far, the Haryana U-17 girls’ team overcame a rather easy challenge from Chhattisgarh, beating them 52-21 in the first semi-final. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, got the better of Bihar by 32-17 in the second semi-final.
In the U-17 girls’ final, Haryana pipped Tamil Nadu by just five points (25-20) to clinch the title.
The closest of all encounters was played between Haryana U-21 and Chandigarh U-21. By the stroke of 40 minutes, there was nothing to separate the two teams as both were tied at 39 points each. In the extra-time though, Haryana got the better of their opponent to clinch the game by 44-42. In the second semi-final, Maharashtra had an easy outing as they thrash Uttar Pradesh by 38-20.
After a tough encounter against Chandigarh, Haryana defeated Maharashtra by 41-27 to emerge as the champions.
Himachal Pradesh squared off against Chhattisgarh and although he seemed like a close encounter, the former emerged victorious by 34-28. Haryana, on the other hand, made a mockery of Uttar Pradesh by beating them 41-16 in the second semi-final.
This was arguably the closest final of all. Having outplayed Uttar Pradesh in all departments, Haryana were given a hard time by Himachal Pradesh, but somehow managed to clinch the title by 35-32.
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