Shillong, May 23: The State Level Inter School Athletic Meet 2024 began here yesterday at the SAI Centre at NEHU with West Jaintia Hills and South Garo Hills winning two gold medals each.

There are a total of 809 athletes – 397 boys and 412 girls – and 36 team officials who are participating in the meet, which features three age categories – U-14, U-16 and U-18 – in seven track and five field events.

Meghalaya State Olympic Association Working President John F Kharshiing was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the three-day event, which will conclude on 24th May. Also present were Assistant Director of Sports & Youth Affairs K Passah, Sports Officer Darlene M Khonglam, MSOA General Secretary Finely Pariat, District Sports Officers and technical officials from the Athletics Federation of India, who were present to impart training to other technical officials along with Australian Olympian Ian Campbell.

The wet weather may have had an effect on the results, with the gold medal heights and distances short of 2023’s marks in the same events. Some differences were quite small but others significant – for example the U-18 boys’ discus gold this year was won with a throw of 28.95m, some 6.25m short of 2023’s figure of 35.20m.

U-14 girls long jump
Athlete District Height/Distance Medal
Daka Shadap WJH 4.12m Gold
Lamlynti Rymbai WJH 4.08m Silver
Shleijingkmen Nongsiej EWKH 3.86m Bronze
U-16 boys high jump
Athlete District Height/Distance Medal
Brilliance S Marak SGH 1.70m Gold
Chijimra G Momin NGH 1.59m Silver
Elthan G Sangma SWGH 1.59m Bronze
U-16 boys shot put
Athlete District Height/Distance Medal
John Milton Sohphoh WKH 11.27m Gold
Brayanly A Sangma SGH 11.27m Silver
Mewaki Ashton Rashir EWKH 10.97m Bronze
U-18 boys discus
Athlete District Height/Distance Medal
Victor Mayanglambam WJH 28.95m Gold
Ringsong Wegado R Marak SGH 28.85m Silver
Paiabantei Sylliang Ri-Bhoi 28.02m Bronze
U-18 boys long jump
Athlete District Height/Distance Medal
Rihulstar Timung Ri-Bhoi 5.92m Gold
Jebirth Ch Momin WGH 5.91m Silver
Lawanphrang L Mawnai EWKH 5.78m Bronze
U-18 girls high jump
Athlete District Height/Distance Medal
Junima G Momin NGH 1.37m Gold
Santima Makri Ri-Bhoi 1.35m Silver
Leviansa D Marak SWGH 1.33m Bronze
U-18 girls shot put
Athlete District Height/Distance Medal
Aramchi Daldora Ch Marak SGH 8.03m Gold
Dilme Ch Marak SGH 7.60m Silver
Chingkira M Sangma NGH 7.57m Bronze


(Department of Sports & Youth Affairs photo)

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