August 10, 2020

Haryana to host 2021 Khelo India Youth Video games after Tokyo Olympics

Haryana will host the fourth version of the Khelo India Youth Video games after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the state’s chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and union sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju introduced on Saturday. The Video games can be held in Panchkula.

The announcement was made by way of video convention. “Often the Khelo India Youth Video games happen in January of yearly. Nevertheless, this time owing to the pandemic, we’ve to postpone it,” Rijiju stated. “Nevertheless, I’m positive by the point we host the Video games the pandemic will abate and we can host the Video games on the similar scale, with participation of all states and over 10,000 contributors.”

Haryana has achieved effectively in all three editions of KIYG. Whereas they got here second in each 2019 and 2020 editions (200 medals in 2020 and 159 medals in 2019) they received it in 2018 with 102 podium finishes (38 gold, 26 silver, 38 bronze).

“As a state Haryana has all the time promoted sports activities in a giant manner and supported its athletes. Internet hosting the Khelo India Youth Video games in Haryana will solely add better impetus to our dedication in direction of creating a powerful sporting ecosystem,” Khattar stated.

Haryana has achieved very effectively in the previous couple of editions of Khelo India Youth Video games and plenty of of our athletes are already coaching beneath the Khelo India Scheme. “Panchkula is provided with one of the best sporting infrastructure to host a multi-sport occasion like Khelo India Youth Video games and there’s sufficient lodging amenities for the big variety of contributors who’re anticipated to attend.”

Haryana has produced many elite athletes, reminiscent of, wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat, para-athlete Deepa Malik, athlete Neeraj Chopra, boxer Amit Panghal and shooters Sanjeev Rajput, Manu Bhakar, Anish Bhanwala, amongst others, who’ve represented and received medals for India at worldwide platforms.

Rijiju stated, “Haryana already has a really robust sporting tradition and has given the nation a few of its greatest athletes. I’m positive that with the Video games being hosted within the state, increasingly more aspiring athletes from Haryana can be motivated to take up aggressive sport.”