Meghalaya Games: Tanushree, Prithvi became table tennis champions
Shillong: Table tennis became the first discipline at the Meghalaya Games 2019-20 to conclude its events, with more than 50 medals distributed at the U Tirot Sing Syiem Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. In the category one events (ie: the senior level), Tanushree Das Gupta maintained her hold on the women’s State crown, while Prithvi Dey won the men’s final in a best of seven sets. Other winners were Davi Tang (women’s singles category), Tanushree Das Gupta & Camelia Diengdoh (women’s doubles category), Davi Tang & Badaaihun Diengdoh (women’s doubles category), Ayan Joshi & Tanushree Das Gupta (mixed doubles category one), Sumit Gareri (men’s singles category two), Debayan Ghosh & Sandeep Kumar (men’s doubles category one) and Jeff AK Marak & Ario Chegado S Marak (men’s doubles category two).
In athletics, Dabit Dkhar (boys U-17 800m), Ritina Hanse (girls U-17 800m), Sebastian Marboh (boys above 17 100m) and Clara Jones J Kharbhih (girls above 17 100m) were among the gold medal winners at the JN Stadium. All the medals in athletics will be distributed tomorrow.
Basketball saw some interesting games today, with Ri-Bhoi storming to a 63-34 victory over East Khasi Hills in the men’s division, while West Khasi Hills came through 54-12 against East Jaintia Hills. West Jaintia Hills then went on to defeat North Garo Hills 49-32, while East Garo Hills were 36-20 victors over West Garo Hills. Meanwhile, in shooting, the indoor events were held today at Happy Valley, while the outdoor events will take place tomorrow. Wushu in Nongthymmai and taekwondo in Laban also got underway today.