Ranchi: The summit clashes between Maharashtra and Odisha in both boys and girls categories ended with both the states winning a title each as the high action-packed week-long 30th Kho Kho Sub-Junior National Championships got over at Albert Ekka Kho Kho Stadium at Hotwar in Ranchi on Sunday.
In the boys’ section, Maharashtra beat Odisha by 8 points and an inning to defend their crown. In the girls’ category, Odisha emerged victorious after they scripted a close 7-point victory over defending champions Maharashtra.
Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh finished third and fourth, respectively, in the boys’ category, while in the girls’ section, Karnataka and hosts Jharkhand came third and fourth, respectively.
Maharashtra’s Ravi Vasave was adjudged the Player of the Tournament and was awarded the prestigious Bharath Award, while Odisha’s Ananya Pradhan won the Eklavya Award for her all-round performance.