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Overview of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games 2020 held in Guwahati, Assam

The 3rd edition of  Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2020 was held at Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium in Guwahati, Assam with the participation of over 10,000 students. Vijay the Tiger and Jaya the Black buck were the mascots of the tournament. Maharashtra clinched Khelo India Youth Games 2020 champions trophy with a collection of 256 medals (78 gold, 77 silver and 101 bronze).
Organized by Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports & conducted in partnership with the School Games Federation of India (SGFI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), and Assam State government, it was held from January 9-22, 2020.Top 3:

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Rank State Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Medal Tally
1 Maharashtra 78 77 101 256
2 Haryana 68 60 72 200
3 Delhi 39 36 47 122

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Sprinter Hima Das was the torchbearer of opening ceremony of KIYG 2020
Indian sprinter Hima Das (nicknamed the Dhing Express) of Assam was the torchbearer in the opening ceremony of the Khelo India Youth Games 2020.

Pugilist Harsh Bhagwan wins Daman and Diu’s first medal at KIYG 2020
Pugilist Harsh Bhagwan (17) has clinched a silver medal in the boys Under-17, 50-52kg category, becoming the Union Territory- Daman and Diu’s first medal-winner in this 3rd edition of the Games.

Tamil Nadu girls won the under-17 basketball title
Tamil Nadu girls won the U-17 (under-17) basketball title by defeating Rajsthan with 59 -57 points at KIYG 2020 held in Assam.

Maharashtra wins U-17 & U-21 gold in Kho Kho
Maharashtra displayed their best performance at the Kho Kho events by winning all the 4 Gold medals in under-17 & under-21 boys and girls categories.
Boys team from Maharashtra defeated Gujarat with 19-11 points,while the girls defeated Delhi with 14-8 scores in their respective encounters in the finals.

UP secures gold in mix team event U-21 category in 10-m air pistol
Uttar Pradesh (UP) has clinched the gold medal in mix team event under 21 category in 10-meter air pistol.Shooters Devanshi Dhama & Shravan Kumar represented UP team.

Assam wins 7 gold in new lawn bowls at Khelo India Youth Games
KIYG 2020 host Assam has won the 7 gold medals in newly introduced lawn bowls.

MP govt announces incentives for medal winners in Khelo India Youth Games
The Madhya Pradesh govt has announced an incentive of Rs 1 lakh to the gold medal winner, 75 thousand to the silver medalist and Rs 50 thousand to the bronze medalist of the Khelo India Youth Games. A total of 46 medals including 15 gold and 11 silver medals were clinched by Madhya Pradesh.

About Khelo India:

It is the biggest sporting event in India. It is a national level multidisciplinary grassroot games in India held for 2 categories, namely under-17 years school students and under-21 college students.
It was first launched in 2018 in New Delhi under the name Khelo India School Games (KISG).
Haryana emerged as top performers in the 1st edition & the 2nd edition was launched in Pune, Maharashtra, where Maharashtra emerged as the top performers.
Chief Executive Officer- Avinash Joshi.