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  KIYG Hockey: Odisha settle with two bronze medals
BHUBANESWAR,21 Jan 2020 (Team Orisports)
 

Despite being a formidable state in hockey, Odisha settled with two bronze medals in the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games, which concluded at Maulana Md Tayabullah Hockey Stadium in Guwahati today. Odisha U-17 girls hockey team won the bronze on January 20, defeating hosts Assam 2-1.

Jyoti Chhatri (15th) and Ashima Rout (17th) scored the two goals for Odisha, while Milka Surin (53rd) pulled one back for Assam. Haryana claimed gold medal, beating Jharkhand 2-1 in the final.

 

Odisha U-21 men hockey team also settled for bronze, defeating Chandigarh 3-1 in penalty shoot out after play in normal time ended 5-5 draw on January 21. For Odisha, Samir Ekka scored twice, while Abhisek Lakra, Rahul Ekka and Amandeep Lakra contributed one goal each in the regulation time.

Odisha U-17 boys missed out on bronze medal after losing to Punjab 2-3 in shoot out, which was applied after play in regulation time ended in 2-2 draw. Paulus Lakra (19th) and Jasman Munda (25th) scored the two goals for Odisha in the regulation time. Chandigarh won the gold, shooting out Uttar Pradesh 2-0 in the final, the regulation time of which ended in 2-2 draw.

The gold medal in U-21 men category went to Uttar Pradesh, who beat Haryana in the final 3-1 via penalty shoot out. In U-21 women category, Haryana won the gold, beating Jharkhand 5-3 in the final, while the bronze went to Maharashtra.

ODISHA U-17 GIRLS TEAM: Prativa Ekka (GK), Mariyam Bahla (GK), Nikita Toppo, Mary Kandulna, Maxima Toppo, Jyoti Chhatri (Captain), Arti Xalxo, Dipimonika Toppo, Sushmita Panna, Pratibha Ekka, Janani Soronia, Rashmi Kishan, Supriya Kujur, Lily Oram, Sunita Xaxa, Mamata Kindo, Ashmita Rout, Anjali Barwa. Coach: Florencia Ekka.

ODISHA U-21 MEN TEAM: Sabyasachi Minz (GK), Sushil Dhanwar, Gregory Xess, Amandeep Lakra, Prajukt Nag, Mangal Lohar, Abhisek Lakra, Abhijeet Swain, Krishna Tirkey, Sunit Lakra, Samir Ekka, Cyril Lugun, Sudeep Chirmako, Prasad Kujur, Rahul Ekka, Sahil Kumar Nayak (GK), Suman Beck (Captain), Albret Tete. Coach: K C Choudhuri.
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TOP: Players of Odisha U-21 men hockey team with coach Kalu Charan Choudhury in Guwahati on 21 January, 2020.
RIGHT: Players of Odisha U-17 women hockey team pose with their bronze medal in Guwahati on 20 January, 2020.

 
   

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