Odisha Girls Lift 30th Sub-Junior National Kho Kho Title

Ranchi: Bringing laurels for Odisha, a girls Kho Kho team from the State on Sunday won 30th Sub-Junior National Kho Kho Championships held at Ranchi. The boys team from the State also finished runners-up during the five -day sporting event.

In the girls’ category, Odisha emerged victorious after they scripted a close 7-point victory over defending champions Maharashtra. In the boys’ section, Maharashtra beat Odisha by 8 points and an inning to defend their crown.

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, receiving the prestigious Bharath Award, while Odisha’s Ananya Pradhan fetched the Eklavya Award for her all-round performance.

With Agency Inputs