Shillon, November 14: Swimming at the 2022 Northeast Olympics went Assam’s way, with the state ending up with a total of 20 gold medals in the Crinoline swimming pool here on Monday.
The best swimming awards for both women and men were given to Assam swimmers as well, namely Jahnabi Kashyap (4 gold) and Jananjoy Jyoti Hazarika (3 gold, 1 silver).
Apart from the 20 gold medals, Assam also claimed 12 silver and 4 bronze. Manipur bagged 2 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze for second place, while Tripura came third with 6 bronze and Meghalaya 1 bronze.
Monday saw the finals of men’s 50m, women’s 50m, men’s 200m and women’s 100m butterfly, all of which were won by Assam.
In the men’s 50m race, Hazarika 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 from Assam (29.33) and Dekalu Th Panmei (31.35).
The men’s 200m was won by Angshuman Kashyap from Assam (2:20.80). Banadip Medhi from Assam 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).