Shillong, May 6: West Khasi Hills won the women’s football final (featured photo of post-match celebrations), while East Khasi Hills overcame a shock goal going against them to win the men’s final on the last day of the 4th Meghalaya Games 2022 here today.
East Khasi Hills went behind against Ri-Bhoi early in the men’s football final at the SAI Centre but then had it all their own way as they won the gold medal match 5-1, with Aenam Jyrwa and Badonlang Rapsang scoring a brace of goals each.
West Khasi Hills, meanwhile, also won handsomely in the women’s final, beating EKH 3-0 at Mawlai Madan Heh. Here Rivilda Rynjah scored twice. The bronze medals were won by East Jaintia Hills (who beat West Garo Hills 4-0) in the women’s category and West Jaintia Hills (who won a 10-goal thriller 7-3 over neighbours East Jaintia Hills).
The two-day golf event concluded at Shillong Golf Course today. Making its debut at the 4th Meghalaya Games 2022, a good number of competitors took part.
In the ladies’ category, Jyoti Agarwal claimed gold, Gunjan Singhania silver and Ooma Tiwari Tariang bronze. Anil Pargal won the super seniors event, with Col Jagdish Singh second and Dilip K Borah third. In the seniors, Benu Malakar claimed gold, Hector Marwein silver and Billykid Sangma bronze.
The mid amateur category was won by Dr KI Singh, who also had the lowest score overall, with Gaurav Bajaj in second and S Khonglah third. Jonathan Iawphniaw took gold in the amateur category, Jason Passah silver and Shaurya Goenka bronze.
Badminton, which was going on at the NEHU Indoor Hall, concluded with a high-intensity men’s doubles match, which was won by the West Jaintia Hills pair of Mebanker Shullai and Gregor Passah, who defeated Rituraj Nag and Kiefer Shullai in an entertaining finale in the presence of Commissioner & Secretary Syed Md A Razi.
The men’s singles was won by Nag, while Andrew Lotzem and Elsarica Umdor won the mixed doubles. The sister pair of Shagun Singh and Shristi Singh won the women’s and girls’ doubles. Shristi also won the women’s singles and girls’ singles. The boys’ singles, meanwhile, was bagged by Cyrun Marak and the doubles by Jay Kshair and Gaurav Singh.
Boxing, which had to be postponed because of the bad weather yesterday, had its final bouts today morning at Mawlai Mawroh Community Hall.
There was competitive action of a high calibre, with participants drawn from around the state.
The winners in the men’s division are as follows: Pynshailang Sohshang (46kg), Sanjeev Maskut (48kg), Prashant Dorjee (51kg), Batsilbert T Sangma (54kg), Sunil Limbu (57kg), Badonkupar Synnh (60kg), Baiamutlang Sungoh (63.5kg), Bhalang Shadap (67kg), Bolnas Sangma (71kg).
The winners in the women’s division were: Bainlumlin L Nongpiur (46kg), Gracenylla Marbaniang (48kg), Rabiya Khan (50kg), Melina Basaiawmoit (52kg), Tredicia Lamare (54kg).
(Meghalaya State Olympic Association photos)