National Games: Odisha End With 26 Medals; Check Their Final Position & Table Toppers

Ahmedabad: Odisha finished their campaign in the 36th National Games in Gujarat with a haul of 26 medals including 4 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze.

Odisha’s gold medals came in rowing, gymnastics, cycling and kayaking.

Odisha finished 17th in the final standings out of 32 states, UTs and institutions which won medals.

Services were runaway champions in the Games again, with 61 gold, 35 silver and 32 bronze for an aggregate of 128 medals. Services thus retained the Raja Bhalindra Singh Trophy.

Maharashtra managed more medals overall (140), but they were way behind Services on the gold count with just 39 top finishes.

Haryana finished a close third, with 38 gold, 38 silver and 40 bronze for a total of 116 medals.

Swimmer Sajan Prakash (5 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze) received the Best Male Athlete’s award. It was his second successive award, having won it in 2015 when the Games were last held.

Another swimmer, Karnataka’s 14-year-old sensation Hashika Ramchandra, won the Best Female Athlete’s crown with 6 gold and 1 bronze.

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