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Sai Praneeth after consistently beating some of the big names in the game since 2017, he topped it off by winning the Singapore Super Series crown in 2017 and a World Championship bronze medal in 2019.
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Rosy Meena Paulraj got into a good rhythm, and improved her personal best from 4.00m to 4.20m to break VS Surekha's National and National Games records set in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Ajith broke the National Record in the Clean and Jerk with a lift of 174kg to push National Games record
Andhra Pradesh's Jyothi Yarraji stunned a star-studded field, including Dutee Chand and Hima Das, to win the Women's 100m gold in a thrilling race. Amlan Borgohain had registered a timing of 10.28s in the semifinals and though he could not improve on that performance he was more than happy.
HS Prannoy has been in good form since helping India win their maiden Thomas Cup title in May this year. His best came when he made it to the final of the Swiss Open, a BWF Super 300 event. He also had two semifinal appearances in the Malaysia Masters and Indonesia Open.
Sajan Prakash emerged the Best Male Athlete of the 2015 National Games in his home state after bagging a phenomenal six gold and three silver medals. Besides him and backstroke specialist Srihari Nataraj, who is aiming to shine in the Freestyle sprints, Siva Sridhar (Karnataka) and a host of
Bajrang Punia is highly impressed with the efforts put in by the organisers of the 36th National Games, saying that the standard here matches the international tournaments, he has been a part of.
Murli Gavit last won a National-level event three years ago when he claimed the 5000-10000 double in the AFI Federation Cup in Patiala before his tryst with the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships silver medal in the gruelling 25-lap event. There can be no better stage for him to return to wi
Richa Mishra first participated in the Games in Bangalore in 1997. She skipped the 1999 edition in Imphal as the competition was held in the winter months. The 2001 Games in Punjab did not include swimming in the calendar as Patiala did not have an all-weather pool back then. She has ruled t
Nayanmoni Saikia started the day with an emphatic 23-0 victory over Gujarat's Vaishali Makvana in a Group A contest and ended it with a 21-10 win over Beena Shah of West Bengal. In between, she joined her Assam teammates to post a 33-3 verdict against Manipur in the Fours competition.
Elavenil Valarivan showed promise when she joined Gun for Glory in 2014. She announced her arrival on the world stage when won the silver medal in the 2018 World junior Championships. Her big moment came when she won gold in ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro becoming only the fifth Indian wom
The Prime Minister will also address athletes from across the country taking part in the National Games. The Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur and other dignitaries will also attend the opening ceremony.