Shillong: Arunachal won exactly half of the gold medals in the karate events at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022, winning 12 out of 24.
Arunachal also claimed 7 silver medals and 5 bronze. Meghalaya was a commendable second with 8 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze. Manipur got 2G, 3S and 7B, Assam 1G, 4S and 7B, Sikkim 1G, 3S and 8B, Mizoram 2 silver and 10 bronze while Tripura and Nagaland took 2 bronze each.
Today, Meghalaya took gold in the Senior Men -67kg kumite category after Garry Daniel L Mawlong defeated Doni Neri of Arunachal Pradesh. Hari Pradhan of Assam and TC Lalrinsanga of Mizoram were awarded bronze medals.
In the Senior Men +67kg category, gold went to Anand Chetri from Arunachal Pradesh, silver to Prasujya Gogoi from Assam and bronze to Ialamphang Kharkongor from Meghalaya and Ratnadeep Bhattacharjee from Tripura.
Meghalaya took gold again in the women’s -61kg kumite final, with Meghalaya’s Barisha Kharbani beating Smita Rai of Sikkim. And the bronze medal went to Mimi Ramchang of Arunachal Pradesh and Bina Shaki Pukhrihungbam of Manipur.
In the women’s -68kg category, first place went to Neemu Lepcha from Sikkim, silver to Lalrinzuali from Mizoram, and joint third place went to Jonmoni Das from Assam and Yaki Dignium from Arunachal Pradesh.
In the women’s +68 kg category, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam were involved in a thrilling final, where the former Johny Mangkhiya won gold and Emon Gogoi won silver. Tibenla Jamir of Nagaland and Laltanchhuahi of Mizoram were awarded the bronze.
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