Manipur tighten grip on top spot in NE Games
IMPHAL, 26th Oct: Another stellar performances on Day 2 helped Manipur tighten their grip on the top spot of the medal table in the North East Olympic Games at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex here.
The hosts on Friday added 25 medals including 14 gold, taking their medal count to 72 in just two days of competition. With the second day results, Manipur have now won 33 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze.
Assam edged Manipur in overall medal tally but they fell short of gold medals (25) against the state.
The state Wushu athletes continued to impress on the floor as they showed their dominance with five more gold medals on the second day.
Salam Marshal (men’s hanshu), Leimapokpam Sanatombi Chanu (women’s taijijian), Guruaribam Subhson Singh (men’s daoshu), Huidrom Ramananda Meitei (men’s nandao) and A Sanathoibi Chanu (women’s nandao) all produced gold-winning performances, in addition to two silver courtesy of Mayanglambam Suraj Singh and Salam Marshal Singh.
Taekwondo was other competition where Manipur shone as state’s trio of Ak Devika Devi (46-49kg), S Tina (53-57kg), and Kh Sanatombi Devi (62kg) swept the three gold on offer on the day’s female event.
Another bright spot for the home side was Judo that saw L Sandhya (-52kg), Ch Julia (-70kg) and Y Sunil Singh (-81kg) earn top podium honours in their respective categories.
In athletics, N Chaoba (women’s 1500m) was the lone gold winner for Manipur in the day’s competition.
Meanwhile, Naini Devi gave the hosts their first gold medal in shooting after winning the 10m air rifle (ISSF) women’s individual event.