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3rd North East Games: M’laya clinch silver and bronze medals

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By Our Reporter

Shillong, March 20: Meghalaya made a strong showing at the 3rd North East Games in Nagaland, securing a total of 3 silver and 14 bronze medals. Despite the absence of gold in their overnight count, the state’s athletes displayed remarkable prowess on Wednesday, adding to their medal haul.
As of Wednesday evening, Meghalaya’s medal tally stood at 2 gold, 3 silver, and 17 bronze medals. Notably, all three silver medals and 14 bronze were earned on Wednesday alone. The state’s athletes are eagerly eyeing opportunities to capture gold as they continue to compete fiercely.
In track and field events, Ritina Hanse secured silver in the women’s 400m race, clocking 1 minute and 2.05 seconds. Additionally, the quartet comprising Kyrshanlang Shylla, Repol Dkhar, Renaldi Dhar, and Henry Yoga A Sangma clinched bronze in the men’s 4x100m relay with a time of 44.22 seconds.In the martial art of pencak silat, Usefulness Lyngdoh Nongum (women’s -70kg) and Kyrshanlang Lyngdoh (men’s -50kg) reached the finals but settled for silver medals after losing their last bouts. Indoarbiushbirth N Marak, Lakshmi Rabha, Joplin Kharkylliang, Pranjal Rabha, Sanju Rabha, and Moon Moon Rabha also contributed to Meghalaya’s medal tally with bronze medals in various weight categories.
Wushu events concluded on Wednesday, with Juliana Blah, Bashisha Nongrum, Wanpher Kharkongor, Francis RR Songthiang, and Mewanpynshngain Nongrum securing bronze medals.
Meghalaya’s table tennis teams, both men’s and women’s, clinched two bronze medals each, while the men’s basketball team suffered a defeat against Mizoram. However, the football team redeemed themselves with a 2-1 victory over Tripura.
In boxing, Riteeka Sarki advanced to the semifinals in the women’s 57kg category, guaranteeing herself at least a bronze. Six male boxers also progressed to the semifinals in their respective weight divisions.
Although the women’s recurve archery team secured a spot in the final, the men’s team fell short against Assam.
Despite some setbacks in badminton and tennis, Meghalaya remains determined to strive for excellence in all competitions.
As the 3rd North East Games progresses, Meghalaya’s athletes continue to demonstrate exceptional skill and determination, showcasing the state’s sporting prowess on a regional stage.
With a promising array of medal prospects and the unwavering support of fans back home, Meghalaya remains poised to further bolster its position in the overall standings.
As the competition unfolds, the state’s contingent is primed to pursue victory with fervor, aiming to add more gold, silver, and bronze to their impressive tally and etch their names in the annals of North East Games history.

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