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Mar 02, 2020
9:07PM

First KIU Games concludes in Bhubaneswar; Panjab University, Chandigarh tops medals tally

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The Khelo India University Games concluded in Bhubaneswar, Odisha last night. Panjab University, Chandigarh took home the champions trophy-winning 46 medals including 17 gold, 19 silver, and 10 bronze.

Savitribai Phule Pune University claimed the second position and Punjabi University, Patiala declared as the second runners up. Panjab University won a total of 46 medals while Savitribai Phule Pune University won 37 medals including 17 gold, 11 silver, and 9 bronze medals.

Punjabi University, Patiala won 33 medals including 13 gold, 6 silver, and 14 bronze medals. A total of 113 universities took part in the games.

On the last day of the games yesterday, India's fastest woman Dutee Chand representing Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, clinched gold medal with a timing of 23.66 seconds in the 200m final.

Kirti Vijay Bhoite from the University of Mumbai settled for silver with a timing of 24.98 seconds while Deepali Mahapatra from Utkal University won the bronze, clocking 25.19 seconds

 It was a grand closing ceremony for first-ever Khelo India University Games in the Odisha capital, which was attended by a host of dignitaries including Indian Olympic Association President Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, Sports Minister of Odisha Tusharkanti Behera and Secretary-General of Association of Indian Universities Dr. Pankaj Mittal.

Speaking on the occasion Union Minister, Kiren Rijiju said, the first edition of the Khelo India University Games has been truly successful. 

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