Unbeaten throughout the championship, Indian men’s and women’s kho-kho teams on Sunday won both the category’s championship titles at the third Asian Kho-Kho championship organised in Indore.
In both the finals, the hosts scored victory against Bangladesh teams.
The three-day championship was organised at a newly-constructed state-of-the-art indoor kho-kho stadium in Indore.
In the men’s final, India scored an 11-point victory (27-16) over their Bangladeshi counterparts.
Aniket Pote emerged as the match winner as he scored five points, followed by Umesh Satpute and Shrijesh who scored four points each.
The Nepal team scored a seven-point victory over Sri Lanka.
In the women’s final, India won the title by 10 points (26-16) against Bangladesh.
Malti scored three points while Diksha and Aishwarya scored two points each from the winning team. Nepal clinched the third position. Sarika Kale won the match winner award.
Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahaja, Union minister Prakash Jawadekar, state school education minister Paras Jain, Asian Kho Kho Association secretary Qazi Rau-uddin Ahmed Choupal, Indian Olympic Association secretary Rajiv Mehta and others awarded prizes to the winners and other participants.
Both the match winners from India won a cash prize of Rs 51,000 each for their outstanding performances in the championship.