Ludhiana bag overall championship in Punjab Rural Games

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Mansa, Oct 1 (UNI) Ludhiana claimed the overall championship by logging 24 points in the Punjab State Rural Games for Boys under-16, conducted by the Punjab Sports Department at the Nehru Memorial Government College ground here.

Amritsar were runners-up by securing 12 points. The third place was jointly bagged by Jalandhar and Gurdarpur who obtained 11 points each.

In the four-day competitions for players from the rural background, Ludhiana were winners in kabbadi, weightlifting and volleyball and also finished runners-up in track and field events, kho-kho and tug of war.

Competitions were organised in athletics, archery, football, hockey, kho-kho, kabaddi, volleyball, weightlifting, tur of war and wrestling.

According to Punjab sports director Padamshree Pargat Singh, the Punjab Sports Department has organised block level tournaments in all the 141 blocks of the state and have spent Rs one lakh per block.

Bhupinder Singh Bhunder, General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) was the chief guest and distributed the prizes to the winners.

Results: Overall championship: 1 Ludhiana 24 points, 2 Amritsar 12 points, 3 Jalandhar and Gurdaspur 11 pts each.

Hockey: 1 Amritsar, 2 Mansa, 3 Moga. Athletics: 1 Gurdaspur, 2 Ludhiana, 3 Jalandhar. Archery: 1 Ferozepur, 2 Sangrur, 3 Mukatsar.

Football: 1 Gurdaspur, 2 Mansa, 3 Hoshiarpur. Kabaddi: 1 Ludhiana, 2 Mansa, 3 Taran Taran.

Kho-kho: 1 Jalandhar, 2 Ludhiana, 3 Bathinda.

Tug of war: 1 Moga, 2 Ludhiana, 3 Kapurthala. Weightlifting: 1 Ludhiana, 2 Sangruru, 3 Patiala and Amritsar.

Volleyball: 1 Ludhiana, 2 Amritsar, 3 Sangrur.

Wrestling: 1 Jalandhar, 2 Amritsar, 3 Gurdaspur.

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