Guwahati, Jan 18 : Defending champions Maharashtra continued their dominance in kho kho at the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games as they clinched gold medal in the U-21 girls and boys category here on Saturday. Both the girls and boys teams of Maharashtra registered contrasting victories in their respective final.
While boys had to work hard during their 15-14 close-fought win against Kerala, girls team notched up a convincing 9-6 win over Karnataka. Earlier in the boys final, Maharashtra team managed to grab the match-winning point in the second innings after the first innings ended with both teams scoring nine points each.
However, the girls team were dominant throughout the match as they hardly gave opponent any chance to score point. West Bengal and Kerala settled for bronze medal in the U-21 boys category while, Odisha and Kerala won bronze in the U-21 girls category. (UNI)