CHANDIGARH, DEC 5 :With a haul of six gold, three silver and eight bronze medals, Chattisgarh have strengthened their chances to win the overall trophy in the in the 17th All India Forest Games at the Panjab University Campus here on Friday. After third’s programme, Chattisgarh were sitting pretty on top with 58 points.
Kerala were lying at the second position with 40 points which they have garnered with the help of six gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Madhya Pradesh were at the third spot with 31 points with a medal tally of 2-3-5. Close on their heels were Maharashtra (2-4-0) with 29 points. Two points behind Maharashtra were Tripura with 4-1-1. Karnataka have so far collected 26 points (1-5-3). Hosts Punjab (2-2-1) have 19 points in their kitty.
Rose Mary Anthony from Kerala became the fastest woman runner as she won 100 metres dash with ease. She completed a double by claiming the first position in long jump in the women’s open category.
Sanjo Devi of Himachal Pradesh claimed gold medal in javelin throw in the women’s open category event. Shaji S. of Kerala stood first in 100m sprint men’s senior veteran category and added second gold in his kitty. A.J. Minj of Chattisgarh bagged his second gold after winning high jump in the men’s veteran category. A.S.Pathan of Chattisgarh walked away with gold in 10 km walk in men’s open category.
Punjab Transport Minister Mohan Lal was the chief guest and distributed the prizes.
Results: Athletics: 10 km walk men open: 1 A.S. Pathan (Maharashtra), Umesh B R (Karnataka), 3 M.G. Bamaniya (Gujarat), 4 Balakishnan N K (Kerala).100 m Men Open: 1 Ratheesh Kumar R (Kerala), 2 Kamal Kishore (HP), 3 Jai Prakash (Chhattisgarh). 100 M women Open: 1 Rose Mary Antony (Kerala), 2 Anita Korram (Chhattisgarh), 3 Sumana U A (Karnataka). 100 m Men Veteran: 1 A.J. Minj (Chhattisgarh), 2 W Kurbah (Meghalaya), 3 Lalta Prasad Tiwari (MP). Long jump Women Open: 1 Rose Mary Antony (Kerala), 2 Manisha Tekam (Maharashtra), 3 Anita Korram (Chhattisgarh). 100m Men Sr. Vet: 1 Shaji S (Kerala), 2 Md. Majedar Rahaman (West Bengal ), 3 Muthumanickam. K (Tamil Nadu). High jump: Men Veteran: 1A.J. Minj (Chhattisgarh), 2 Ramesh A (Karnataka), 3 Balakishnan M K (Kerala). Javelin throw women open: 1 Sanjo Devi (Himachal Pradesh), 2 Rekha Thakur (Himachal Pradesh), 3 S. Bhawani (Chhattisgarh).
Swimming: 50 m FS Men Veteran: 1 L. Dhananjoy Singh (Manipur), 2 N.K. Mondal (F.S.I), 3 Kalipada Bera (West Bengal).200 m Medley Men Open: 1 Aman Hussain (Tripura), 2 Radha Krishna (Karnataka), 3 Mani Ram Aadhile (Chhattisgarh). 50 m backstroke: Men Veteran: 1 Dhananjoy Singh (Manipur), 2 H.J. Zagade (Maharashtra), 3 Krishna Gopal Sinha (Tripura.50 m butterfly Men Veteran: 1 L. Dhananjoy Singh (Manipur), 2 Kandiah S (Tamil Nadu), 3Faiyaz Khan (Madhya Pradesh).100 m FS Men Open: 1 Aman Hussain (Tripura), 2 Mani Ram Aadhile (Chhattisgarh), 3 Sudhir Nema (Madhya Pradesh). 50 m backstroke Men Veteran: 1 Th. Arun Kumar (Manipur), 2 N K Mondal (F.S.I.), 3 Kalipada Bera (West Bengal).
Chess Classic Men: 1 T. Mohan Rao (Andaman & Nicobar), 2 B.G.V. Srinivaslu (Andhra Pradesh), 3 D. Doke (Arunchal Pradesh).Chess Classic Women: 1 V. Bhanumathy (ICFRE), 2 Amarjit Kaur (Punjab), 3 Snehlata Nagesh (Madhya Pradesh).