Landlocked Madhya Pradesh overall champion of India’s first Beach Games

Diu: 1404 athletes, all under 21, from 28 states and UTs compete in diverse range of disciplines

BY | Saturday, 13 January, 2024

Landlocked Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the overall champion of India’s first Beach Games held at the blue flag certified Ghoghla Beach in Diu from 4-11 January 2024. MP won a total of 18 medals including seven golds.

Maharashtra won 14 medals including 3 gold, while Tamil Nadu, Uttarkhand and hosts Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Diu & Daman secured 12 medals each. Assam won 8 medals, out of which 5 were Gold.

The Sports Ministry informed in the Beach Soccer, Lakshadweep secured the gold medal after beating Maharashtra 5-4 in the well contested final.

1404 athletes, all under the age of 21, from 28 states and Union Territories, supported by 205 match officials, participated in a diverse range of disciplines at the first Beach Games.

The sporting disciplines included Tug of War, Sea Swimming, Pencak Silat, Mallakhamb, Beach Volleyball, Beach Kabaddi, Beach Soccer and Beach Boxing.

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