Facile wins for TN, Goa, Haryana, MP, Daman in football

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Margao, Nov 26 (UNI) Tamil Nadu, host Goa, Daman, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh scored easy wins over their opponents in the first round football matches in the 38th All India Rural Sports Tournament organised by Sports Authority of Goa under the auspices of Sports Authority of India (SAI) that got underway here at the Nehru Stadium Fatorda from today.

Tamil Nadu crushed Jammu and Kashmir 9-0, while Goa and Daman outplayed Sikkim and Rajasthan by identical margins of 4-0.

Haryana and Madhya Pradesh trounced Dadra Nagar Haveli and Bihar respectively also by identical margins of 3-1. Andhra Pradesh beat Maharashtra 2-1, Orissa beat Assam 1-0, while Uttar Pradesh gained a walk-over from Jharkhand as the latter failed to turn up at the venue on time.

In the volleyball event for boys in Pool B, Tamil Nadu beat Assam 3-0 (25-12, 25-22,25-19).

In the girls event, Kerala defeated Sikkim 3-0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-13) while Haryana made short work of Uttarakhand 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-8) and Goa beat Jammu and Kashmir also by 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-2).

In the 50-kg section under the weight-lifting event for men, Omprakash Shaho (Chattisgarh - 65+85=150 points) was first, followed by Likha Tamw (Arunachal - 50+75=125 points) and K J Sai Krishana (AP - 58+62=120 points).

In the 56-kg category, M Palani (Tamil Nadu - 182 kg) was first followed by A Dinesh (Tamil Nadu - 181 kg) and Timlik Raj (Arunachal Pradesh - 175 kg).

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