Shillong, Jan 9: Meghalaya will take part in five disciplines – include Football, Athletics, Boxing, Judo and Shooting – in the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games, 2020 being held in Guwahati.
The opening ceremony will be held on Friday, and the games will conclude on January 22.
The Meghalaya Department of Sports & Youth Affairs has released the names of athletes who will participate in the Khelo India Games, 2020.
Football (Boys) (U-21): Banmanroy Nongsiej (Captain), Overkindness L. Mawnai, Defence Nongtdu, Mediphrangki Pohleng, Banteilang Lyngdoh, Rickyson Makdoh, Arnesius Marwein, Hamboy Lyngdoh, Iakmenlang O. Khongjee, Banteilang Pariat, Wilbert D. Marbaniang, Badonkupar Marbaniang, Eric Nongkhlaw, Baiaikara Swer, Rijiedskhem Sun, Oresterwell Langshiang, George V. Lyngdoh, Russel C. Nongkynrih, Beneslaus Khyriem (Manager). Lekini Suting (Coach).
Athletics: Angelina Jackson (U-17), Rinalis Ingti (U-17), Gloryfy Kurbah (U-21), Primus Ronghi (U-17), Skhemlang Suba (U-17), Ladin Penang (U-17), Lobrian Taro (U-21), Ribet Dkhar (U-21), Marso Kyndait (U-21), Smti Daisy Marwein (Coach).
Boxing: Monalisa Vishlux (U-17), Shreena Thapa (U-17), Sonia Tamang (U-17), Mrinali Iswarary (U-17), Arthur Cornelli N. Khongmawloh (U-21), Shanborlang Marbaniang (U-21), Daniel Marbaniang (Manager), Smti Mercia Mary Dohling (Coach).
Shooting: Dennyson Kyrsian (U-21), Shirley Mary Kharbuli (U-17), Neil Sooting (Manager).
Judo: Sebastian Jasain (U-21), Deepak Malick (Coach).
The Department of Sports has announced that the football team has directly qualified to play in the main tournament.
Jibonsing R. Marak, Deputy Director, Sports & Youth Affairs, Meghalaya is the Chef-de-Mission and Khlain Pyrkhat Syiemlieh who is the football coach, will be the Sports Manager.
The objectives of these games is to create first and foremost the spirit of sportsmanship among the athletes. It is also a platform for identification of sporting talent to compete with athletes in the international arena and 1000 youngsters shall be provided with a scholarship of Rs. 5,00,000/- each (in cash or in form of services) to groom them for major international competitions like Asian Games Commonwealth Games, and the Olympics.
The Khelo India Games will be telecast live by Stars Sports Channel.