40th Junior National Kho Kho Championship 2021

The 40th edition of the Junior National Kho Kho Championship held from September 22-26, 2021 in Odisha saw more than 600 athletes from 53 teams from different states and union territories vying for the crown in the men’s and women’s category respectively. This national championship was hosted by the Odisha Kho Kho Association, with support from the Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha, and KIIT (deemed University) under the aegis of the Kho Kho Federation of India. Reigning Champions Maharashtra defended their crown in both the Men’s and Women’s categories while Odisha finished third in both the divisions.