Good Day For Odisha At KIYG 2022; Girls Enter Hockey Final, Aryan Bags 200m Silver
Panchkula: Odisha had a good day at the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2022, being held in Haryana.
The state girls team stormed into the gold-medal clash of the women’s hockey competition on Thursday to qualify for the gold-medal clash.
Odisha were far too superior in the semifinal tie, routing Uttar Pradesh 6-1.
The Odisha boys’ hockey team, however, lost in the semifinal and will now fight for bronze medal. Facing the same opponents as the girls, Odisha boys fought tooth and nail against UP to wipe away a two-goal deficit. But UP struck three minutes from the final hooter to clinch a thrilling 3-2 win.
Odisha boys will face Jharkhand in the bronze play-off contest.
In athletics, Odisha tasted success through sprinter Aryan Ekka.
Despite having struggled with a hamstring pull, Aryan showed his mettle to finish second and claim silver in Men’s 200m, clocking 22.10 seconds.
In kho-kho, both Odisha teams made winning start. The boys overcame Chhattisgarh while the girls’ team outplayed Rajasthan.