4th edition of Khelo India Winter Games Day 3 | Karnataka leads medal tally with 8 Gold medals

Gulmarg, Feb 23: As the weather was sunny today, the Khelo India winter games progressed smoothly as the scheduled events were held in all four disciplines. The day witnessed some thrilling competitions and spectacular performances by the participants in various snow sports events.

Today, Nordic Skiing event was held at Golf Course while Alpine Skiing, Ski Mountaineering and Snowboard sports were organised at Kangdoori.

In overall medal tally, including phase 01 of Ladakh and phase 2nd Gulmarg, Karnataka is leading with eight gold and two silver medals followed by Maharashtra with six gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals. Showing consistent performance, Army is positioned at third position with a score of 4,3,3 of medals till today. In the Nordic skiing event, Padma Namgial of the Indian Army clinched the gold medal in the men’s 15kms run category, followed by Manjeet and Rameez Ahmad Padder, who bagged the silver and bronze medals respectively. The winners were felicitated by six-time Olympian Sheva Keshavan who congratulated the athletes for exemplary performance. In Skii Mountaineering Relay at Kandoori of Mens Category Army bagged Gold, Uttrakhand Silver and J&K Bronze. In the same event of Womens category, Himachal Pradesh won gold and J&K achieved silver.

In alpine skiing of men giant slalom Baqir Hussain of army clinched gold, Pranav of Himachal scored silver while bronze also went to army as Debendra Gurgung got third position.

Similarly, in snowboard at Kangdoori of men category Kulvinder Sharma and Karan sing of army took away gold and silver medals respectively while Mehraj ud din Khan scored bronze.

In the same event of women Himachal once again sweeps the medals as Preeti Thakur, Pakarti Thakur and Deepika Thakur took away Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively.

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