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Women's Doubles specialist Ashwini Ponnappa was embarking on a new journey as a Mixed Doubles player. Her first partner: her own Karnataka statemate K Sai Prateek in the 36th National Games.
Returning from a nose injury, Lovlina warmed up for the tougher bouts ahead with a flurry of punches that connected right on the Bihar pugilist's face, to eventually clinch the contest in style.
Favourite Hrutika Shriram stayed on course to repeat the golden hattrick by winning the Women's 10m Platform event. Though she was self-admittedly not at her best, she did her dives well enough to pick up her second gold in three days and her 10th crown in four editions of the National Games
Aneesh Gowda has been extremely happy in the past few weeks. He notched up personal best times in two of the three Freestyle events that he raced in at Lima, Peru in the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. From there, he flew to Guwahati for the SFI National Championships where he won
Left to train all by himself in the absence of his Services coach Kashinath Naik, Manu DP admitted to being clueless in Birmingham, as all he could afford was a video call to the 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, posted at the Army Institute of Sports (ASI), Pune.
Skateboarders Ranju Singh of Manipur and Shraddha Gaikwad of Maharashtra cross all odds to clinch National Games gold medals. Maharashtra bagged five gold medals while Tamil Nadu won three gold medals.
Diver Siddharth Pardeshi used the 3m Springboard to launch himself to a well-deserved National Games gold medal at the Sardar Patel Aquatics Complex here and to make an appeal to the ecosystem to encourage Indian Diving athletes a bit more. His competition with National Champion, team-mate a