Pic: Table tennis medallists pose with dignitaries at U Tirot Sing Syiem Indoor Stadium
Shillong, Feb 18, 2020: Table tennis became the first discipline at the Meghalaya Games 2019-20 to conclude its events, with more than 50 medals distributed at the medal ceremony at U Tirot Sing Syiem Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday .
The finals of the women’s and men’s events were witnessed by Meghalaya Table Tennis Association President RG Lyngdoh, Inspector General of Police AR Mawthoh, Superintendent of Police Vivek Syiem and Meghalaya State Olympic Association General Secretary Chiranjib Choudhury among others, who also gave away the medals.
In the category one events (ie the senior level), Tanushree Das Gupta maintained her hold on the women’s state crown, while Prithvi Dey won the men’s final in a best of seven sets. Other winners were Davi Tang (women’s singles category two), Tanushree Das Gupta & Camelia Diengdoh (women’s doubles category one), Davi Tang & Badaaihun Diengdoh (women’s doubles category two), Ayan Joshi & Tanushree Das Gupta (mixed doubles category one), Sumit Gareri (men’s singles category two), Debayan Ghosh & Sandeep Kumar (men’s doubles category one) and Jeff AK Marak & Ario Chegado S Marak (men’s doubles category two).
In athletics, Dabit Dkhar (boys U-17 800m), Ritina Hanse (girls U-17 800m), Sebastian Marboh (boys above 17 100m) and Clara Jones J Kharbhih (girls above 17 100m) were among the gold medals at the JN Stadium. All the medals in athletics will be distributed tomorrow. Other winners today were Bismo Sumer (boys U-17 3000m), Ritina Hanse (girls long jump), Lyntijingkyrmen Kharjahrin (girls U-17 3000m), Dateibankynmaw Marwein (girls above 17 5000m), Michael Ramsiej (boys above 17 5000m), Fridaybirth B Marak (boys above 17 long jump), Clara Jones J Kharbhih (girls above 17 200m), Glorify Kurbah (girls above 17 800m), Primus Ronghi (boys U-17 high jump), Anushka Majhong (girls U-17 high jump) and Riclass Taro (boys above 17 high jump).
Basketball saw some interesting games today, with Ri-Bhoi storming to a 63-34 victory over East Khasi Hills in the men’s division, while West Khasi Hills came through 54-12 against East Jaintia Hills. West Jaintia Hills then went on to defeat North Garo Hills 49-32, while East Garo Hills were 36-20 victors over West Garo Hills.
Meanwhile, in shooting, the indoor events were held today at Happy Valley, while the outdoor events will take place tomorrow. Wushu in Nongthymmai and taekwondo in Laban also got underway today.
Some of the wushu events have concluded, with Kyrshanlang Dkhar, Asha Sunar, Sahil Singh, Rishi Kanta Singh and Pdiangtihun Dkhar among the gold winners.