Monday, November 28, 2022

NEOG 2022: Nagaland’s medal tally rises to 67 with 20 more medals

Staff Reporter/Correspondent

On the penultimate day of the ongoing 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022 being held at Shillong, Nagaland’s medal tally rose to 67 on Tuesday after 20 more medals including three gold from athletics and one from Judo were won.
On Tuesday, Nagaland won gold in 4x100M relay men, Tsuchoi T won gold in 5000M women, Venuzo Dawhuo won gold in Judo Men 73+ kg, Tsujen won silver in 100M Women, bronze in
4x100M Relay Women, Tsuknungakum Jamir won silver in weightlifting men 109kg, Kusai won bronze in wrestling 65kg men, Chusen won silver in wrestling 57 kg women, Mhaneikholie won silver in wrestling 74 kg men, Keneiselie won silver in wrestling 70kg men,
Niansai T of Nagaland was awarded best athlete in women’s athletics U20 while Neiketoule Belho of Nagaland was awarded best athlete in Men’s athletics.
As per the overall medal tally updated at 9:20pm by the organisers, Nagaland has so far won 16 gold, 14 silver and 37 bronze.
Manipur, Mizoram win bronze in football: Manipur and Mizoram claimed the bronze medals in the football events at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022 at the MFA Turf in Polo Ground on Tuesday.
Manipur were involved in an intense battle with Nagaland in the U-21 men’s third place contest and came through 4-3 winners. In the corresponding U-17 women’s match, Mizoram overpowered Sikkim 3-1.
Manipur claim double gold in Road Cycling race: The picturesque road from Shillong to Mawthadraishan Peak was the setting on Tuesday for the road cycling event at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022, which Manipur won in both the men’s and women’s events.
Covering 80km, this was the only event of the 18 at NEOG 2022 to venture outside of the Greater Shillong area and cyclists were treated to stunning views on one of the state’s excellent roads in the early morning light.
The test of endurance and perseverance saw Konthoujam Bishan Singh from Manipur finishing first in a time of 2 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds to win the open men’s category.
Following behind less than a minute afterwards was the silver medallists from Arunachal Pradesh, Tajum Dere (2:29:19), with Meghalaya’s own Kevinjohn Khyllait taking the bronze (2:30:45).
The open women’s event was won by another Manipur cyclist, Naorem B Devi (2:57:18). Arunachal bagged another silver through Lindum Kia Kia (3:01:56), while Thokchom Helen Devi added another bronze to Manipur’s tally (3:04:55).
Assam hit the target in Shooting: Assam were the overall champions in the shooting events at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022, claiming 11 out of the 18 gold medals on offer.
The shooting events, which were held at the Assam Regimental Centre’s indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, concluded on Tuesday.
Besides their 11 gold medals, Assam also took 4 silver and 4 bronze. Manipur finished as the runners-up with 4 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze, in front of Meghalaya, who won 3 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze.
Mizoram earned 2 silver and 4 bronze, while Arunachal finished with no medals from this particular discipline. Sikkim, Tripura and Nagaland did not participate.
Each contingent sent 16 shooters, except for Arunachal, which fielded 11.
Host state Meghalaya three gold medals were won by Dennyson Kyrsian in the 50m Rifle Prone Men’s Individual category; Kyrsian, Banrilang Bleine and Rajdeep Ghosh in the 50m Rifle Prone Men’s Team event; and Anjali Singh, Veronica Buhroy and Amalisha N Sangma in the 50m Rifle Prone Women’s Team Championship.
Manipur dominate Indian Round of the archery events: Manipur dominated the Indian Round of the archery events at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022, while Assam ruled the Compound division at the SAI Training Centre today.
Manipur got 6 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze in the Indian Round. Assam, meanwhile, won 1 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze. Nagaland picked up a lone silver, Meghalaya 2 bronze medals and Arunachal Pradesh 1 bronze. In the Compound events, Assam took home 5 gold and 1 bronze, while Manipur came away with 2 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze. Arunachal bagged 2 silver medals, Nagaland 3 bronze and Sikkim 1 bronze.
Of the two results combined, Manipur has 19 medals, including 8 gold, Assam 13 medals, including 6 gold, Arunachal 3 medals, including 2 silver, Nagaland 4 medals, including 1 silver, Meghalaya 2 bronze and Sikkim 1 bronze. The Recurve events will conclude tomorrow, on the final day of NEOG 2022.

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