Dimapur, November 14 (EMN):Swimming at the 2nd North East Olympics 2022 went Assam’s way, with the state ending up with a total of 20 gold medals in the crinoline swimming pool in Shillong on Monday.
Swimming awards for both women and men went to Assam, namely Jahnabi Kashyap (four gold) and Jananjoy Jyoti Hazarika (three gold, one silver).
Apart from the 20 gold medals, Assam also claimed 12 silver and four bronze medals. Manipur bagged two gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze medals for second place, while Tripura came third with six bronze and Meghalaya one bronze.
In the men’s 50m race, Hazarika from Assam won in 24.75 seconds. Sarungbam Athouba Meitei from Manipur was second (24.93) and Sandham Punshiba Meitei from Manipur (26.31).
In the women’s 50m race, Jahnabi Kashyap took the gold in 28.15 seconds, followed by Darshita Baruah (29.33) and Dekalu Th Panmei (31.35).
The men’s 200m was won by Angshuman Kashyap from Assam (2:20.80). Banadip Medhi was next with a time of 2:25.12 while Sarungbam A Thouba Meitei was third (2:25.29).
The women’s 100m butterfly was won by Jahnabi Kashyap in 1:08.93, followed by Subasana Kashyap from Assam (1:17.49) and Panmei (1:22:78).