Khelo India 2020, held in the city of Guwahati from 10 to 22 January, lived up to its promise of being a platform that showcases India’s best sporting talents. The event was a celebration of young, promising athletes in various disciplines, who displayed their skills, talent, and passion for their sport. Several athletes stood out during the event, creating unforgettable moments that will be remembered in the annals of Indian sports.
One of the most outstanding performances at Khelo India 2020 Guwahati was by 15-year-old Esha Singh, who hails from Telangana. Esha won two gold medals in shooting – one in the individual 10m air pistol event and the other in the mixed team event. Her focus, determination, and shooting skills left the spectators awestruck, and she undoubtedly emerged as one of the brightest prospects for the future of Indian shooting.
Another athlete who stole the limelight was Jharkhand’s Tanishka Sarkar, who competed in the rhythmic gymnastics category. Tanishka won three gold medals – one each in the hoop, ball, and clubs disciplines. Her fluid movements and flexibility left the audience spellbound, and she proved that she is a force to be reckoned with in the sport.
Srihari Nataraj, an 18-year-old swimmer from Karnataka, also exhibited a fine display at Khelo India 2020. He won five gold medals in swimming, including three individual gold medals in the 50m, 100m, and 200m backstroke events. Srihari’s speed and technique were commendable, and he ensured that he left his mark in the event.
In the field of boxing, Syed Meer Musharraf Ali of Jammu and Kashmir won a gold medal in the flyweight category. Ali showed tremendous grit, determination, and boxing skills during his fights, and his performance was hailed by many.
Finally, in the athletics category, Jharkhand’s Komalika Bari emerged as the star of the track. Bari won two gold medals in the under-17 100m and 200m categories, and her speed and agility left the audience in awe.
In conclusion, Khelo India 2020 Guwahati was a grand success, and it showcased some of the best talent in Indian sports. The athletes mentioned above are just a few examples of young, promising athletes who have the potential to shine on the international stage. The central idea of the Khelo India initiative is to identify, nurture, and promote young athletes, and it is heartening to see that this vision is being realized. We hope that these young athletes get the necessary support and encouragement to achieve their goals and become icons for future generations of Indian sports.