Shillong: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sanma on Tuesday, the athletes assured that the state was improving infrastructure to ensure athletes receive top-class training in their home state.
The CM made the insurance claim when he handed out medals to the winning teams on the penultimate day of the second edition of the North East Olympics Games.
“We are building a world-class stadium at JN Sports Complex for over Rs 125 crore. The stadium will have an indoor basketball court. I will also speak to the DSO to ensure that the facilities are provided with priority to our young women’s team,” the CM said in response to Meghalaya Women’s Basketball Team Coach Cordialicia’s statement that the team had been training at Shillong’s NEIGRIHMS outfield and the weather regularly. hindered the practice sessions.
The Meghalaya Women’s Basketball Team took a silver medal in the grand final. The team defeated Nagaland 67-18 in the semifinals on Monday. The CM also presented a trophy to Team Meghalaya for winning the highest medal tally in athletics.
The CM also talked about the performance of the state’s wrestling contingent. Meghalaya did not have a wrestling club until one was formed earlier this year to host the sport at the Games. Eleven wrestlers from Meghalaya entered the match, all of whom had made the jump from mixed martial arts.
“I heard that the whole team was formed recently. All this while there was no Wrestling Federation. Our guys learned and performed extremely well to win medals in such a big event as NEOG. I’m really proud of you all,” said the CM.
Meghalaya Wrestling Team Manager & Vice President Wrestling Association, Isaiah Kharmawphlang, while expressing his gratitude to the CM, said, “Yes, we had a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Association, but since wrestling is an Olympic event, we wanted to prove ourselves in that event. Over the past year we have had many opportunities to prove our mettle, including the NEOG.”
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