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Haryana sportspersons won 17 medals in Asian Games: Vij

Haryana sportspersons won 17 medals in Asian Games: Vij

Chandigarh, Sep 6 (UNI) Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij on Thursday said

sportspersons from the state bagged 25 per cent out of the total medals won by India in Asian Games.

The Minister said 84 sportspersons participated in the Asian Games at Jakarta and out of these, 26 have

won the medals. Out of the total 69 medals won by India, 15 are Gold Medals, 24 Silver Medals and

30 Bronze Medals. In these games, Haryana won 5 Gold Medals, 5 Silver Medals and 7 Bronze Medals.

In these games, as solo player, Manjit Singh of Jind won gold medal in 800 meters and Neeraj Chopra of Panipat won gold medal in Javelin Throw. Similarly, Amit from Rohtak in Boxing and Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat of Charkhi Dadri in wrestling won Gold Medals, he added.

The Minister said Lakshay Sheoran of Jind, Sanjeev Rajput of Yamunanagar won silver medals in shooting.

Bronze Medal winners include Seema Punia of Sonipat in Women’s Discus Throw, Vikas Krishan of

Bhiwani in Boxing, Dushyant from Jhajjar in rowing and Abhishek Verma of Panipat in shooting.

Apart from this, three teams have won silver medals including teams of horse riding, women hockey and women's kabaddi. Likewise, three men’s teams including kabaddi, hockey and rowing have won bronze medals.

Mr Vij said 15 men and 11 women players have won medals in Asian games, including solo and team competitions. All these players will be provided prize money and jobs as per sports policy of the state, he added.

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