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Fifth Khelo India Youth Games 2022

Fifth Khelo India Youth Games 2022:

The Fifth Khelo India Youth Games 2022 is set to be organized in Madhya Pradesh from January 31 to February 11 next year.

  • The Fifth Khelo India Youth Games 2022 is set to be held in 8 cities across Madhya Pradesh
  • It would witness the participation of 8,500 athletes.
  • This edition will feature a total of 27 sports disciplines, with water sports being included for the first time in the history of the games.
  • Sports fields like Canoe Slalom, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Rowing will be featured at this edition.
  • Madhya Pradesh will be the fifth state to host the Khelo India Youth Games.
  • The previous editions were held in New Delhi, Maharashtra, Assam, and Haryana.
  • The 2021 edition was held in Haryana in June 2022 after it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The upcoming edition will feature a mix of Olympic, non-Olympic and traditional sports like mallakhamba.
  • Haryana won the first edition of the Games in 2018.
  • The 2019 and 2020 editions were won by Maharashtra.
  • The 2021 edition witnessed Haryana beating Maharashtra and winning 137 medals.