National Games 2022 Gujarat, India: Medal Table & Standings, Closing Ceremony, Best Male and Female Athlete, Highlights

Here are the final standings of the states in National Games 2022.

Team Maharashtra receiving the Best Performing State Award during the closing ceremony of National Games 2022 (Image Credits- National Games Gujarat, Instagram)
By Abhiruchi Rout | Oct 13, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

On October 12, 2022, cultural performances at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium in Surat marked the culmination of the National Games 2022 in Gujarat. Honorable Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar awarded Raja Bhalindra Singh Trophy to Services Sports Control Board, the overall champions of the 36th edition, while Maharashtra received the Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the ‘Best Performing State’. The crowd was addressed by the Sports Minister of Gujarat Harsh Sanghavi. The 37th edition of the Games will be conducted in Goa, India.

National Games 2022 Gujarat, India: Best Male and Female Athlete

The titles of the best male and female athletes went to Sajan Prakash (Kerala) and Hashika Ramachandra (Karnataka), respectively. Sajan Prakash, who won five individual gold, two silver, and one bronze, outperformed Srihari Nataraj, who also earned eight medals overall and won six gold, including two in relays, for a total of eight medals. Following his victory at the 2015 National Games in Kerala, India’s most seasoned swimmer has now won the prestigious title two times in a row. Hashika Ramachandra, who competed in her first National Games at the age of merely 14, collected seven medals, six of which were gold. She claimed the coveted award for Karnataka for the first time in 23 years after Nisha Millet who did it in the 1999 National Games held in Imphal.

National Games 2022 Gujarat, India: Highlights

Tokyo Olympic silver medalist and two-time Commonwealth Games champion Mirabai Chanu clinched the gold medal in the women’s 49kg weightlifting with a total lift of 191 kg. Another Tokyo Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain defeated Saweety Boora to clinch the gold medal in women’s 75kg Boxing. Jeswin Aldrin pipped CWG 2022 silver medalist Murali Sreeshankar to bag the yellow color medal with a massive jump of 8.26m. With this, he booked himself a place in the World Championships 2023 to be held in Budapest. In the absence of Eldhose Paul and Abdulla Aboobacker, Praveen Chithravel grabbed the gold medal with a jump of 16.68m in the men’s triple jump.

National Games 2022 Gujarat, India: Medal Table & Standings

5Tamil Nadu25222774
7Madhya Pradesh20252166
8Uttar Pradesh20181856
12Gujarat (Host)13152149