36th National Games: Kirpal Singh wins gold medal in discus throw

Chandigarh, October 3 ( P2P):

In the ongoing 36th National Games at Gujarat today, players from Punjab won three gold, one silver and three bronze medals, besides an athlete creating a new record at National Games record by an athlete from Punjab. Punjab has won a total of 38 medals, so far, with 11 gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze medals.

Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer while congratulating the winning players said that these players have brought laurels to the state on the national stage with their dedication and hard work.

In today’s events, Punjab’s Kirpal Singh Batth won the gold medal in the men’s discus throw. He broke Shakti Singh’s 25-year-old National Games record with a throw of 59.32 Mtr. Punjab’s Sift Kaur Samra won gold and another Punjab player Anjum Maudgil won bronze in the women’s 50m rifle three positions. Vijayveer Singh Sidhu and Harnavdeep Kaur won the gold medal in the air pistol mixed team event.

In the rowing team competition, the Punjab team of Bhagwan Singh, Jaspreet Bija, Arvinder Singh and Sukhjinder Singh won the silver medal. Apart from this, the team of Udaiveer Singh, Parveer Singh and Nekpreet Singh won the bronze medal in the fencing team competition. The Punjab team also won the bronze medal in basketball 3X3.

In women’s hockey pool matches, Punjab defeated Madhya Pradesh by 2-1. Earlier Punjab defeated Karnataka by 6-1 yesterday.