Assam finish runners up in North East Olympic Games
Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: Assam finished as a second best team in the 1st North East Olympic Games which concluded at Imphal today. Host Manipur bagged the 1st place.
The five-day competition got underway on October 24 and had altogether 12 disciplines. Assam participated in all of them. Manipur, dominated the Games, altogether collected 157 medals in the competition which included 79 gold, 47 silver and 31 bronze. 2nd best team Assam won 138 medals where the number of gold is 45. The team also won 52 silver and 41 bronze. Arunachal Pradesh finished third with 76 (18-20-38) medals.
Meanwhile, Assam’s men soccer team displayed a splendid performance and clinched gold medal stunning host Manipur in the final. Assam won the tie 3-0. In the girl's section, Assam finished runners-up losing the final to Manipur.
However, it was the state athlete who gave the best performance in the championship. They altogether won 30 medals out of which 15 are gold. The second best performance came from the wushu team which won 29 medals. Archery (15 medals) and Taekwondo (15 medals) also hogged the limelight in the competition.