Shillong, May 7: There are concerns over third position holders not getting any recognition on time after competing in the just concluded 4th Meghalaya Games 2022.
A case in point is the athletes who came third in the 4×100 relay. They did not get medals and came home empty handed.
Similarly, others too had the similar experience.
Later, the winners were asked to collect medals from the office at Polo and they did on Saturday though they had expected to get the medals during the ceremony at the venue, on Friday.
Annoyed over this, a parent of the medal winner said, “We are dealing with youths, they wish to be recognised but they missed the medal ceremony , we have to be sensitive and they made sacrifice, missed classes to participate in the Games, so they should be encouraged.
She added that the third category of medal winners was neglected by the organisers as they said they were busy with the closing ceremony on Friday.
Earlier, when contacted, the working president of Meghalaya State Olympic Association, John Kharshiing said that the matter is being sorted out and medals will be given to them.
However, a participant said that recognition should have been given to those who came third at the venue itself instead of asking them to collect the medals a day after the event.
Earlier, the organisers had faced criticism for various shortcomings in the arrangements for the Games. The problems ranged from lack of proper accommodation and late arrival of food at the venue.