Hamirpur leads in Himachal Olympic Games

Hamirpur: Motivated by the games slogan ‘Khelega Yuva, Jeetega Himachal’, excitement at the venues is palpable among competing athletes and the spectators out in large numbers to witness the first of its kind 4 day sporting event being organised by the HP Olympic Association here.

Girls Kabaddi

On Day 2 it was high-octane performances in Wrestling, Boxing, Hockey, Judo and other sporting disciplines. Hamirpur and Mandi are to clash in the hockey finals, scheduled for Day 3.

Una Vs Shimla Kho Kho

Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was Chief Guest for the day and he gave away the prizes to the winners today.

Abhishek Sudan from Kangra

“It is admirable to see an event of this stature being held in a small town. Such initiatives go a long way in promoting talent at the grass root level,” said Mehta as he commended Anurag Thakur president HPOA for organising the games.

Kabaddi

Those participating in the games include national champion Vikas Thakur, Judo’s National Champion Manish Kumar, National Gold Medalist Ashutosh Kumar, a known boxer from Mandi District.

Mandi vs Solan bout

In a quarter-final freestyle wrestling match in the 84 kg weight-category Pankaj from Hamirpur beat Tilakraj of Mandi witha score line of 14-12.

Judo 50 Kg Final

In the freestyle wrestling semi-final for the 66 kg weight-category Balbir from Una got the better of Muskeen from Solan by a narrow margin of of 14-13 to earn a place in the finals.

Sirmaur Vs Kangra Kabaddi

In the 75 kg weight-category (Male) of boxing semi-final Ashish Kumar, a national gold medalist for the category beat Ashish Negi from Kinnaur with a clear 5-0 verdict.

Hamirpur Vs Shimla Kabaddi

In the 64 Kg weight-category (Male) boxing bout between Mohd. Aish of Shimla scored over narrowly over Puran Dev of Mandi in a keenly contested fight with the judges giving the match to Mohd. Aish with a 3:2 verdict.

 

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 12 years of experience behind him. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI new agency. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism awar. He has intensively covered the Tibetan Government in Exile and regularly reports on varied issues which include sports, tourism and others. Arvind Sharma lives in Dharamshala in Himachal.

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