Ranchi: Kho-kho women’s medallists got only garlands and a bouquet instead of their medals as bronze medals were out of stock at the ongoing National Games in Jharkhand.

However, the gold and silver medal winners were presented their respective medals.

The medal ceremony of 10 sporting events could not be conducted at the mega sports complex on late Wednesday evening due to shortage of medals.

This came even as the office-bearers of both National Games Organising Committee (NGOC) and the Jharkhand Olympic Association (JOA) are busy blowing their own trumpet on the successful conduct of the Games.

JOA General Secretary SM Hashmi confirmed the fiasco saying the bronze medals were indeed out of stock. He also added that the matter was resolved by late Wednesday night and the medals had arrived.

(Agencies)