“My sore left thigh prevented a smooth action. I will try to improve and qualify for the Olympics,” said Halder, who is ranked 19th in the Olympic qualifiers list.
Namita Chandel, canoeing and kayaking player, is working hard to become the first Indian woman to qualify for canoeing at 2020 Olympics.
Ancy set a record of 6.36m in long jump and secured a place for herself in the squad going to Hangzhou, China.
“The Khelo India scheme has really come as a lifesaver. My father earns Rs 2000-3000 per month through his beedi business, which is obviously not much,” Poorna said.
Assam’s 17-year-old Shivangi Sarma won the women’s under-21 100m freestyle, the Girls U21 400m Freestyle with a timing of 4:34.55 to bag the top medal, defeating Tamil Nadu’s Bhavika Dugar (4:55.64).
Young talent from Assam, Jinu Gogoi won bronze in the Under-21 Girls’ pair event at the lawn bowl green at the Khelo India Youth Games.
Himachal Pradesh’s Zeena Khitta won gold in the 10m air rifle event at the Khelo India Youth Games with a score of 251.3 on Tuesday.
In September 2018, Anjum became the first Indian shooter to secure am Olympic quota for India. She claimed silver medal in Women’s 10m air rifle event at ISSF World Championships in South Korea and emerged on top.
The remarkable shooter from Himachal Pradesh went ahead in the game to surpass the likes of world No. 1 Elavenil Valarivan, World No. 3 Apurvi Chandela, Anjum Moudgil and West Bengal’s Mehuli Ghosh.
Mehuli outclassed her senior’s record score, thus creating a new world record but the results of the South Asian Games aren’t recognised by the ISSF for maintaining records so Mehuli’s record would be counted as an unofficial score.
“Although I missed out on the gold, I am still very proud to hold the national record. Some really classy names I climbed up over” – Rajeshwari Kumari
Shreyasi shot 42 out of 50 birds to claim the medal, bettered topper Rajeshwari Kumari of Punjab who managed 38 hits to settle for silver.