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3rd NE Games: More medals but no gold for M’laya on Day 3


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By Our Reporter

Shillong, March 21: In a display of remarkable athleticism and determination, Meghalaya athletes clinched three more silver and five bronze medals in track and field events at the prestigious 3rd North East Games held in Nagaland on Thursday.
The Meghalaya contingent also secured additional bronze medals in table tennis and taekwondo, elevating the state’s overall medal count to an impressive tally of 32 with 2 gold, 6 silver, and 24 bronze medals.
On the third day of the Athletics Team competition, Meghalaya’s athletes showcased their prowess on the field, securing notable victories in various disciplines. Skhemlang Suba emerged triumphant, claiming the silver medal in the Men’s 800 meters with an impressive timing of 1 minute and 59.14 seconds.
Primus Ronghi soared to success in the Men’s High Jump event, securing the silver medal with a remarkable height of 1.82 meters, while Rinalis Ingti showcased her talent in the Women’s High Jump, securing the silver with a height of 1.43 meters.Adding to Meghalaya’s medal haul, Eleven Dkhar clinched the bronze medal in the Men’s 800 meters with a timing of 2 minutes and 0.14 seconds, while Glorify Kurbah displayed her skill in the Women’s 800 meters, securing the bronze with a timing of 2 minutes and 22.83 seconds.
Sibilda Maring and Pringchang N Sangma also contributed to Meghalaya’s success, securing bronze medals in the Women’s and Men’s High Jump events, respectively, with heights of 1.35 meters and 1.78 meters.In a thrilling display of teamwork and coordination, the Meghalaya quartet comprising Donbok Shabong, Eleven Dkhar, Glorify Kurbah, and Ritina Hanse clinched the bronze medal in the 4×400 meters Mixed Relay event with a commendable timing of 3 minutes and 48.92 seconds.The exceptional performance of Meghalaya’s athletes has not only brought honor to the state but also served as a testament to their dedication and hard work. As they continue to shine on the regional stage, they inspire aspiring athletes across the nation with their achievements and determination to excel in their respective sports.
Following an intense day of competition, the host state Nagaland has once again secured the top spot in the medal tally at the 3rd North East Games 2024. Nagaland’s athletes showcased outstanding performances, accumulating a total of 31 Gold, 17 Silver, and 24 Bronze medals, bringing their total to 72, highlighting their exceptional talent and determination. Manipur, which led in the previous tally, has slipped to the second spot with a total of 69 medals, including 29 Gold, 18 Silver, and 22 Bronze. Meanwhile, Assam maintains a strong presence in third place with a total of 78 medals, consisting of 21 Gold, 30 Silver, and 27 Bronze.


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