Naga girl bags gold at Northeast games
Imphal, Oct. 27 (EMN): Young athlete Tsuchoi who opened Nagaland’s gold medal account in 5000 metres race in the ongoing 1st edition of the Northeast Olympic Games 2018, bagged one more gold in the 10,000 metres race in female category at the Khuman Lampak main stadium on Sat. Oct. 27. So far Nagaland has bagged a total of 4 golds, 5 silvers and 16 bronze medals.
19-year old Tsuchoi who hails from Noklak village under Noklak district clocked 40:48:30 minutes to clinch the gold for her state while she was followed by Yabang Tali of Arunachal Pradesh who clocked 42:22:41 while Anjuli Subba of Sikkim managed to get the third place as she finished at 44:12:30.
On the second day of the games which is underway at three different venues in and around Imphal town, Tsuchoi who studies in class X at the GHSS Dimapur bagged a gold medal in 5000 metres race in women’s category. Her colleague Sangmo, also from Nagaland finished second position to get the silver in the 5000 metres race, but could not complete the run in the day’s 10,000 metres race competition. In archery, Nagaland team bagged one silver and 3 bronze medal. Similarly in Wushu, Nagaland secured 4 bronze medals.
However on the fourth day of the games, host Manipur tops the medal tally by bagging a total of 108 medals including 54 golds, 34 silvers,20 bronzes. Manipur is followed by Assam with 29 gold, 34 silver and 30 bronze medals while Arunachal Pradesh occupies the third place in the tally with 13 gold, 10 silver and 24 bronzes.
So far Mizoram has secured 5 gold, 10 silver and 25 bronze medals while Meghalaya has 1 gold,7 silver and 10 bronze medals. Sikkim won 1 gold, 2 silver and 11 bronze medals. Tripura is yet to get a gold medal till the filing of this report. So far Tripura has secured 3 silver and 11 bronze medals.
The Northeast Olympic Games held here with active participation of nearly 200 participants including officials from eight participating NE states including Sikkim to complete in 12 sports disciplines will conclude on Sun. Oct. 28.