shillings: Cycling made its debut on Wednesday at the 4th Meghalaya Games 2022 in the scenic area of Malki Forest.
The trails were steep and slightly slippery from the rain of the past few days. All of this made it extremely challenging for the athletes, but the track was created to keep it interesting and test the riders, who had to push themselves and their machines to the limit.
The Meghalaya Cycling Association is one of the most active new sports organizations in the state and has taken on the responsibility of popularizing the sport and championing the interests of cyclists in general.
Wednesday’s events were cross country for junior boys and women, along with downhill hardtail, meaning bikes with no rear suspension. There is even more exciting cycling action on Thursday.
Below Malki Forest one could witness the swimming events at Crinoline Swimming Pool. The morning was blessed with lovely warm sunshine and three finals came to a close, with East Khasi Hills’ Alyzza M Lyngdoh storming to victory in the women’s 100m freestyle with a time of 1 minute 29.35 seconds, almost a semi-final. minute ahead of the silver medalist.
Khrawkupar Lyngdoh of South West Khasi Hills took first place in the men’s 200m breaststroke (3:20.87) and also won the final of the men’s 200m freestyle (2:48.41).
In athletics, several results were achieved in the javelin throw, with Bonabenshor Syiemlieh taking the gold for West Khasi Hills in the U-16 boys’ event with a 40.32 meter throw. East Garo Hills claimed both silver and bronze, via Nokkim Momin and Salchira R Sangma respectively.
It was a Garo Hills final in the U-18 girls’ javelin, with North Garo Hills taking gold and silver via Senitha G Momin (24.57m) and Silanchi M Sangma respectively, while Walrimchi R Marak took the bronze for South Garo Hills .
In the women’s 10,000m, South West Khasi Hills’ South West Khasi Hills Kyntimon Marwein took gold with a time of 41 minutes 59.64 seconds. She defeated Darishisha Iangjuh (East Khasi Hills) and Bandasharai Marwein (SWKH).
The corresponding men’s event was won by Hepstarli Lyngkhoi (SWKH) in 33:06.62, ahead of Kresstarjune Pathaw (WKH) and Belin Dkhar (West Jaintia Hills).
In weightlifting, which also made its debut at the Games, seven gold medals were awarded: Ibanrihun Maring (55 kg women), Ibalaiohkhamtilut Nawsaw (64 kg women), Banteilang Marwein (55 kg men), Maxcarelius Ryndongsngi (61 kg men) , Anas Ryndongsngi ( 67 kg men), Edilbert Ryndongsngi (90 kg men) and Donald Rymbai (110 kg men).
In tennis, rain was an inevitable disruption on Shillong Club’s clay court, although play was able to resume in the evening under lights.
In the Boys U-16 quarter finals, Harsh Singhania defeated Amit Ram in a tiebreak 9-8, while Enrick Suchiang defeated Ryan Kharkongor 9-0. Ishan Rawat and Rakshit Bajaj won via walkovers. In the men’s singles, Sanjeev Chettri defeated Enrick Suchiang 9-2, Macdonald Thabah beat Feniedee Rymmai 9-4 and Joplut Kharbuli beat Wankhraw W Nongrum 9-6.
In basketball, West Khasi Hills will meet East Khasi Hills in the women’s final at 3 p.m. Thursday at the NEIGRIHMS Indoor Stadium, while Ri-Bhoi will face EKH in the men’s title match at 4:30 p.m.
Ri-Bhoi defeated the 2020 champion West Khasi Hills in the first men’s semifinal 53-33. EKH men then defeated West Jaintia Hills 71-45 while previously the EKH women were 70-12 winners over WJH women. In the other women’s semifinals, defending champions defeated WKH Ri-Bhoi by 63 points to 22.
Finally, in football, EKH blasted 8-0 past South West Garo Hills in their women’s quarterfinals in Mawlai Madan Heh. WKH defeated Ri-Bhoi 2-0 and West Garo Hills beat East-West Khasi Hills 1-0.
In the men’s competition, at SAI, Ri-Bhoi recorded a 5-1 victory over SWKH, while WJH defeated East Garo Hills 3-0. East Jaintia Hills then needed a penalty shootout (5-4) to beat North Garo Hills after finishing 1-1 full-time.
Other events starting today were karate and table tennis at the SAI Indoor Training Center. It was also announced that multiple World Cup, Asian Championships and World Archery Championships, Atanu Das, will attend the last day of the archery events in SAI tomorrow.
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