Shillong: Assam continued to hold onto the lead of the overall medals tally at the 2nd North East Olympic Games 2022 at the end of the third day’s action.
As of 10 pm Saturday, Assam had accumulated 17 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals, putting them ahead of 2018 overall champions Manipur, who currently have 11 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze.
Arunachal Pradesh lie in third with 7 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze, with Mizoram fourth with 4 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze.
Next are hosts Meghalaya, who have 1 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze medals. Nagaland also have 1 gold but are behind Meghalaya as they have 0 silver and 4 bronze.
Sikkim are in seventh place with 3 silver and 8 bronze, followed by Tripura, who have 8 bronze medals.
Assam’s rich haul of gold medals is down to their swimmers’ performances at Crinoline Swimming Pool.
Adding to their haul of six gold from yesterday, today’s swimming champions from Assam were Angshuman Kashyap (100m breaststroke men), Disha Gogoi (100m breaststroke women), Darshita Baruah (50m backstroke women), Jananjoy Jyoti Hazarika (100m butterfly men), the men’s 4x50m medley relay and women’s 4x50m medley relay.
The only swimming gold not to have been won by them was earned by Sarungbam Athouba Meitei from Manipur in the men’s 50m backstroke.