No less than 1,725 players took part in the first day of the state-level championship for the under-21 category which was held under Punjab Khed Mela on Wednesday.
The U-17 boys’ team representing Ludhiana clinched a gold medal in the final softball game, while the girls’ team won a silver medal. Ferozepur women’s team won a gold medal in the last softball summit.
In the last U-17 women’s handball clash, Mohali won the first trophy, while Jalandhar men’s team won gold.
Patiala and Hoshiarpur teams emerged victorious in the overall judo championship for boys and girls, respectively, in the U-17 category.
In the U-21 men’s handball category, teams from Pathankot, Amritsar, Sangrur, SAS Nagar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Ferozpur and Fatehgarh Sahib secured their place in the next round, girls from Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Ropar, SBS Nagar, Faridkot and Sangrur won the match.
In U-21 men’s softball, teams from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Moga and Mansa won the matches. In U-21 women’s softball, Fatehgarh Sahib, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala Pathankot, Mansa, Muktsar and Faridkot entered the next round.
U-21 basketball matches kick off
Basketball matches for boys and girls in the U-21 category started on Wednesday at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. Fatehgarh Sahib, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Pathankot, Mansa, Muktsar and Faridkot teams won the matches in the boys match.
On the girls side, Malerkotla, Gurdaspur, Muktsar, Sangrur and Ludhiana emerged victorious.
In U-21 judo matches played in Ludhiana, Pushpa Devi of Hoshiarpur in -48kg, Neelam of Patiala in -52kg, Akshita Sharma of Hoshiarpur in -57kg, Harleen Kaur of Gurdaspur in -63kg and Brahmleen of Patiala in -70kg gold bagged.
Winning players in the U-14, U-17 and U-21 categories will receive ₹10,000, ₹7,000 and ₹5,000 for achieving the first three places, respectively, as well as certificates.