PUNE, Jan. 11 -- When it comes to wrestling in India, Haryana have been at the forefront. The first day of the Khelo India Youth Games on Wednesday, however, saw the northern India state faltering from its prime position here with Delhi taking the lead.

It changed on Thursday as nine Haryana wrestlers brought gold to get their campaign back on track. In the U-21 Greco-Roman category, Amit (77kg) and Sushant (89kg) claimed the top place. In the U-17 girl's category, all the seven final bouts were won by Haryana. The fiercest of those bouts was between Hanny Kumari who beat Maharashtra's Kalyani Gadekar. The bout saw tempers rise after a decision went against Hanny.

Trailing 3-1, Hanny had Kalyani under control and was convinced she would g...