Khelo India Youth Games
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).
Waykar was part of the Junior Asian Track Cycling Championship in 2017 and won the national titles in 2016 and 2017. She finished third in her first time in the Senior category at the 2019 Nationals in the Time Trial.
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.
Bordoloi has given Assam its second gold at KIYG 2020 after another teenager Pooja Basumatary from the state claimed a gold medal in Girl’s Under-17 57 kg category in the judo event.
“Want to just beat the judoka who is in front of me on the mat,” says the 17-year-old prodigy.