Penultimate day of Games sees a flurry of action

Reuben Kharchandy, Anissa Lamare win gold in downhill cycling category

Shillong, May 5: Gripping action was the norm on the penultimate day of the 4th Meghalaya Games 2022 on Thursday.

On the final day of the archery events, the Games were blessed to have India’s chief coach Mim Bahadur Gurung and star national archer Atanu Das present on the occasion. Das is a multiple World Cup, Asian Championships and World Championships archer.


In the Indian Round results, Navydisha Kokil Kapoor of Ri Bhoi came first in the 50m event, while the 30m category was bagged by Ibanisha Ryntathiang of Pyndengumiong. Ryntathiang also claimed gold in the women’s individual event. The women’s team final went to a tiebreaker but East Khasi Hills edged Pyndengumiong in the shootout.

In the men’s Indian Round, Kirdhart Gurung swept all three of the finals, in the 50m, 30m and men’s individual. He was also part of the East Khasi Hills team that won the team final against South West Khasi Hills.

Cycling & TT conclude

Cycling concluded on Thursday at Malki Forest, with special guest Ampareen Lyngdoh flagging off the cross-country race. The Meghalaya Cycling Association also ‘plogged’ after the conclusion of the events to make sure that the forest was left in as clean a condition as it was before the start.

Kevin John Khyllait of Langki Ingding village in Eastern West Khasi Hills district won the maiden elite MTB cross country competition completing 3 laps in 1 hour 11 minutes, officials said.

Maitshaphrang Kharwanlang and Gilbert Wahlang, both of South West Khasi Hills district, bagged 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively.

Reuben Nicol Kharchandy, 16, and Anissa Lamare lifted their golds too in the Down Hill category for elite men and women, respectively, while Nicholas Syrti of West Jaintia Hills district won gold in the DH (hardtail) along with Taitus Ch Marak (NGH) and Aaron Oniel Kharpuri (EKH) bagging the silver and bronze, respectively.

Kharchandy, a student of St Edmund’s School, appearing for his 10th examination and has been riding DH and Enduro for three years now, he said.

In the junior category, Pynshailang Khyllait (EWKH) won gold while Thrangskhem Pariong (WKH) and Kyrmenskhem Nongram (EWKH).

In the cross country for female, Balasiewdor Wahlang (SWKH), Lamtimai Khyllait (EWKH) and Aidotis Khyllait (EWKH) won gold, silver and bronze respectively.

Table tennis concluded at the SAI Indoor Hall today, with the gold medals being won by Tanushree Das Gupta in women’s singles and Suranjit Dey in men’s singles. Dey combined with T Yogesh Singh to win the men’s doubles, while Camelia Diengdoh and Anwesha Choudhury won the women’s doubles.

Shooting event at ARC

Shooting continued at the Assam Regimental Centre in Happy Valley. Indoor events saw the use of air pistols and air rifles but for the small calibre rounds, the action was outdoors.

The shooters were a picture of concentration — they had to be in order to hit the target placed 25 metres (for the sports pistol) and 50m (for the sports rifle) away.

In basketball, East Khasi Hills swept both the women’s and men’s finals at the NEIGRIHMS Indoor Stadium. West Khasi Hills, the defending champions, lost the women’s title match 46-31, while EKH also won the men’s contest 68-55 over Ri-Bhoi.

Ri-Bhoi women claimed the bronze with a 36-24 win over West Jaintia Hills, while WKH men took the third place in the men’s division with a 57-42 victory against WJH.

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