Thiruvananthapuram | Riding on the muscle power, Haryana edged past sharp shooters Services to regain top position in the medal tally on the fourth day today in the 35th National Games.
Haryana, continuing their supremacy in the wrestling, came first with 21 golds, eight silver and four bronze. Out of the gold tally, 18 of them came from wrestling.
When military men dominated in the shooting ranges, they came close in the second position with 21 golds, five silver and nine bronze. They won 15 medals, including nine golds, when 18 shooting events were completed.
In rowing also, the services proved their prowess by annexing five golds, out of nine golds were decided so far, while in the swimming Madhya Pradesh continued their dominance in pool claiming 12 medals, including seven. Commonwealth Games silver medallist and hot contestant in gymnastic Ashish Kumar suffered a set back today, as he surrendered the told to Raksesh Kumar putra of Services.
In the pool, drowning of records continued on the fourth day, as many as six new records were scripted in both men and women section. Of the new records created today, Kerala boy Sajan Prakash’s record breaking performance in 200 m butterfly should be remembered as he erased the 18 year old record of 2:06:88 sec set by Suresh in 1977, with a new mark of 2:00.69 seconds. With this individual gold, he was richer with seven medals, including three gold and one silver in individual capacity and one silver and a bronze in relay.
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