National Games 2023 Medal Tally: Unveiling the Champions


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The National Games 2023, India’s own multi-sport event inspired by the Olympics, is currently underway in five Goan cities – Mapusa, Margao, Panjim, Ponda and Vasco.

Athletes from 28 states, eight Union Territories and Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) are in action at the 37th edition of the National Games, which concludes on November 9. Goa is hosting the National Games for the first time in its history.

Maharashtra currently lead the National Games 2023 medals table with 162 medals; 60 gold, 49 silver and 53 bronze. So far, 28 teams have won at least one gold medal at the National Games 2023.

Over 10,000 athletes – around 3,000 more than the previous edition in Gujarat – are competing across 43 sports, which include traditional Olympic disciplines as well as indigenous sports like mallakhamb, kho kho and kabaddi, amongst others.

Sqay martial arts, rollball, sepaktakraw, kalaripayattu, pencak silat and mini golf have been added to the National Games sports programme this year. Yachting and taekwondo, excluded in Gujarat 2022, are back in Goa.

Though the Games officially got underway on October 26 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Panaji, badminton, weightlifting, gymnastics and some of the other disciplines started before October 26.

Services are four-time defending National Games champions, having won in 2007, 2011 and 2015 and 2022. Last year, the Services won their title with 128 medals; 61 golds, 35 silvers and 32 bronze. As many as 29 teams won at least one gold medal at the 2022 edition.

The complete list of sports that are being competed at the National Games 2023 in Goa are as follows: aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, beach handball, beach football, billiards and snooker, boxing, canoeing, cycling, fencing, football, gatka, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kabaddi, kalaripayattu, kho-kho, lagori, lawn bowls, lawn tennis, mallakhamb, mini golf, modern pentathlon, netball, pencak silat, roll ball, rowing, rugby, sepaktakraw, shooting, squay martial arts, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu, yachting, yogasana

Here’s the full National Games 2023 medals table.

National Games 2023 medal tally

RankState/Union Territory/TeamGoldSilverBronzeTotal
5Madhya Pradesh15272466
6Tamil Nadu12161644
12Uttar Pradesh7101330
15Andhra Pradesh621018
16West Bengal5161334
18Jammu and Kashmir45918
24Arunachal Pradesh2147
25Himachal Pradesh2114
28Andaman and Nicobar Islands1102
32Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu0011

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