Khelo India Youth Games 2020
Host cityGuwahati, Assam, India
Teams participating37
Athletes participating10000(est.)
Events451 (in 20 sports)
Opening ceremony10 January 2020
Closing ceremony22 January 2020
Officially opened bySarbananda Sonowal
Chief Minister of Assam and Kiren Rijiju
Sports Minister of India
Torch lighterHima Das
Main venueIndira Gandhi Athletic Stadium

← 2019 Khelo India Youth Games

The third Khelo India Youth Games was held from 10 January 2020 and 22 January 2020 in Guwahati, Assam, India.[1] [2] The event will witness 20 national level multidisciplinary grassroots games to get played among the age groups of under-17 and under-21 categories. Maharashtra defended its title as they topped the medal tally with 78 Gold medals, 77 Silver medals and 101 Bronze medals. The winning contingent of Maharashtra also broke their previous record of total medal haul of 228 medals created at Pune, by winning a total of 256 medals. The event is held in 20 disciplines with the participation of 37 states and Union Territories. Khelo India programmes inaugural edition was held in New Delhi in 2018, while Pune hosted 2nd edition in 2019.

Every year best performing 1000 participants are given an annual scholarship of Rs 500,000 for 8 years to prepare them for international sporting events.

Sports events[edit]

There are 20 sports disciplines in Khelo India Youth Games 2020.[3] Cycling and Lawn Bowls are the new additional games of this years event.

Sports event
Archery Cycling Kabaddi Table tennis
Athletics Football Kho-Kho Tennis
Badminton Field hockey Lawn bowling Volleyball
Basketball Gymnastics Shooting Weightlifting
Boxing Judo Swimming Wrestling

Medals tally[edit]

The final medal tally of the 3rd edition of Khelo India Youth Games is listed below. The host state, Assam, is highlighted.

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