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District level inter-school athletic meet begins in SWKHD

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Mawkyrwat, April 30: The 10th South West Khasi Hills District Level Inter-School Athletic Meet, 2024 organised by the office of the District Sports Officer (DSO), South West Khasi Hills District, Mawkyrwat kicked off on Tuesday at the Rowell Lyngdoh Stadium, Mawlangwir, 1 KM from Mawkyrwat in South West Khasi Hills District.
23 schools from different parts of South West Khasi Hills District participated in this Inter School Athletic Meet and around 600 athletes will be competing in the three days track and field events showcasing their athletic talents and celebrating sportsmanship.
Speaking at the inaugural programme, the District Sports Officer, South West Khasi Hills District, D. Syngkon stated that the District Level Inter School Athletic Meet is an annual sporting event hosted by his office to provide a platform to all the young talented school athletes and participants to showcase their talents in athletic sporting capabilities.
Syngkon also extended his best wishes to all the athletes and encouraged them to compete with the spirit of sportsmanship, friendship and camaraderie. “Learn to win with humility, learn to accept your losses, learn to grow from them and most importantly learn to be discipline,” Syngkong said.
After the speech, the District Sports Officer, Mawkyrwat unfurled the flag to signal the opening of the Athletic Meet.
The athletes are categorized into three age groups, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 for both boys and girls. The track and field events comprises of 60 metres, 100 meters, 200 meters, 300 metres, 400 meters, 600 metres, 800 metres, 1500 metres, 2000 metres, 3000 metres, Medley Relay races, long jump, high jump, shot put, discuss throw, Javelin throw and Hexathlon (Six events- 100 Metre, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, Javelin Throw & 1000 Metres).

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