Dehradun: Uttarakhand athletes won gold and bronze medals in the recently concluded 37th National Games held in Goa. In the 10-kilometer race walk event, Ankit Kumar from Pauri Garhwal clinched the gold medal. Meanwhile, in the 73 kg category of Taekwondo, Khushbu Yadav bagged the bronze medal.
Ankit Kumar, a resident of Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, stood first in the 10 km race walk competition. Through his stellar performance, he was able to grab the coveted gold medal for his state. Ankit’s achievement is a proud moment for Uttarakhand’s sporting ambitions and highlights the abundant talent in the state.
In addition, Khushbu Yadav from Uttarakhand won the bronze medal in the 73 kg Taekwondo event. By securing third position on the podium, Khushbu has also made her state proud through sportsmanship and world-class talent.
The medals won by Ankit and Khushbu are a testament to Uttarakhand’s emphasis on sporting excellence and will inspire more youth in the state to pursue sports professionally. Their victories in the National Games will boost enthusiasm for athletics and martial arts across Uttarakhand.
The state’s sports authorities have congratulated both the champion athletes and applauded their hard work. The gold and bronze medals in race walking and taekwondo events respectively have placed Uttarakhand firmly among the top contending states in the National Games.
Ankit and Khushbu’s accomplishments will motivate the next generation of Uttarakhand sportspersons to excel at the national level through dedication and perseverance. The state aims to build on the success at the National Games and nurture more medal-winners, thereby establishing itself as a sporting powerhouse.