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  Odisha girls crowned Sub-jr National Kho-kho Champs
BHUBANESWAR,06 Oct 2019 (Team Orisports)
 

Odisha girls scripted history by winning gold medal for their first time in the Sub-Junior National Kho Kho Championships, the 30th edition of which got over at Albert Ekka Kho-Kho Stadium in Ranchi today. Odisha narrowly missed a double crown as their boys settled for silver medal in the five-day championships.

In the finals, last years silver medalists Odisha girls beat defending champions Maharashtra by 15-7. Ananya Pradhan of Odisha girl bagged the Ekalavya Award as the best performer of the championship. But Maharashtra boys retained the title, defeating Odisha by eight points and an innings in the summit clash.

 

Earlier in the semifinals, Odisha girls beat hosts Jharkhand by an innings and three points while Odisha boys prevailed over Andhra Pradesh 19-18 points. Odisha boys made it to the final after a gap of 29 years.

ODISHA TEAMS:

BOYS: Debashish Nayak, Santosh Kumar Guru, Sunil Patra, Kuna Behera, Basant Mukhi, Papu Marandi, Bisal Oram, Chhanda Charan Sabar, Babuli Tapan, Sk Tohit, Chandan Gouda, Khirod Biswal. Manager: Prakash Kumar Bej; Coach: Chintamani Pradhan.

GIRLS: Ananya Pradhan, Archana Pradhan, Itishree Khatoi, Smaranika Sahoo, Monika Nayak, Khyanaprava Nayak, Jayasmita Tarai, Shibani Gamango, Archana Majhi, Subhashree Singh, Ketu Mounika, Dasamati Jodia. Manager: Kunmun Behera; Coach: Debi Prasad Das.
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TOP: Members of Odisha girls team pose with the champions trophy in Ranchi on 6 October, 2019.
RIGHT: Ananya Pradhan receives the Ekalavya Award as the best girl performer of the championship.

 
   

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