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Khelo India Youth Games 2023 updated final medal tally: Maharashtra emerge champions, hosts Tamil Nadu finish second

Published at :February 1, 2024 at 1:40 PM
Modified at :February 1, 2024 at 1:40 PM
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Vritti Agarwal of Telangana bagged 5 gold medals

Maharashtra emerged as the champion of the Khelo India Youth Games 2023, the sixth edition of the flagship event under the Indian government’s Khelo India initiative, which concluded on January 31, 2024.

The state defended its Khelo India Youth Games title after topping the medals tally with 57 gold medals, 48 silver, and 53 bronze. It was their fourth KIYG title and their third consecutive one.

Host state Tamil Nadu finished second with 38 gold, 21 silver, and 39 bronze for their best-ever finish. Haryana, who have won two KIYG titles, came third with 35 gold, 22 silver and 46 bronze medals.

Over 5,600 athletes from all over the country competed at the Khelo India Youth Games 2023, which ran from January 19 to 31. Tamil Nadu hosted the KIYG 2023 in four cities – Chennai, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore.

A total of 926 medals – 278 gold, 278 silver, and 370 bronze – were on offer across 26 sports at KIYG 2023 Tamil Nadu. Squash made its KIYG debut this year while Silambam, a form of indigenous martial arts, featured as a demonstration sport.

The Khelo India Youth Games operates in a team championship format, wherein the medals earned by individual athletes or teams contribute to the overall medal tally of their respective state or Union Territory (UT). Upon the event’s conclusion, the state or UT securing the highest count of gold medals is declared the winner.

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All 36 States and Union Territories of India had representation at KIYG 2023. Hosts Tamil Nadu had the largest contingent with 559 athletes while defending champions Maharashtra fielded 415. Haryana, two-time champions, had 491 athletes competing at the competition.

Swimmer Vritti Agarwal of Telangana, who represented India at the Asian Games last year, was among the top performers at KIYG 2023. The 17-year-old swimmer won five individual gold medals by claiming the top spots in the women’s 200m butterfly and the freestyle events in 200m, 800m, 400m and 1500m.

Khelo India Youth Games 2023 updated medal tally

PositionState/UTGoldSilverBronzeTotal medals
1Maharashtra574853158
2Tamil Nadu38213998
3Haryana352246103
4Delhi13182556
5Rajasthan13171747
6Telangana134724
7Uttar Pradesh11131842
8Punjab11131539
9Kerala1191535
10Manipur10111031
11Karnataka9191947
12West Bengal981128
13Andhra Pradesh791127
14Madhya Pradesh6121230
15Gujarat671225
16Odisha67821
17Assam581124
18Chandigarh55717
19Uttarakhand53816
20Jharkhand33511
21Bihar2215
22Himachal Pradesh15814
23Jammu and Kashmir1427
24Meghalaya1001
25Chhattisgarh0628
26Tripura0123
27Mizoram0112
27Nagaland0112
27Puducherry0112
30Arunachal Pradesh0022
31Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu0011
31Goa011

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