Shillong, Nov 15: Meghalaya capped off a remarkable performance in track and field today by claiming the title of Overall Champions in the athletics events at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022.

Meghalaya finished with a stunning 15 gold medals, along with 9 silver and 17 bronze, for a total of 41, making athletics far and away the most successful discipline for the host state at NEOG 2022.

It is worth noting that at the 1st NEOG 2018 in Manipur, Meghalaya had won only 1 gold medal, making this performance, four years on, a truly stunning turnaround, a testament to the effort put in by the athletes and coaches.

Assam finished second with 12 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze and Manipur were third with 10 gold, 14 silver and 9 bronze.

Nagaland collected 9 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze, while Tripura picked up 2 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze. Arunachal Pradesh won 1 medal in each category, while Sikkim take home 5 silver and 1 bronze and Mizoram 1 silver.

The triumph for Meghalaya means that they are just 4 gold medals away from third place Arunachal Pradesh in the NEOG 2022 medals table, as of 9:20PM. Arunachal currently lead 38 to 34. Assam lost their hold on first place – Manipur now lead by 78 gold to Assam’s 75.

(DIPR photo)

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