Shillong(Meghalaya) ,Jan 9: Meghalaya is participating in five disciplines, namely Football, Athletics, Boxing, Judo and Shooting out of the 22 disciplines in the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games, 2020 to be held in Guwahati from 10th January to 22nd January, 2020.
The objectives of these games is to create first and foremost the spirit of sportsmanship amongst the athletes, it is also a platform for identification of sporting talent to compete with athletes in the international arena. 1000 youngsters shall be provided with a scholarship of Rs. 5,00,000/- each (in cash or in form of services) to groom them for major international competitions like Asian Games Commonwealth Games, and the Olympics.
The Department of Sports has announced that the Football team has directly qualified to play in the main tournament. Jibonsing R. Marak, Deputy Director, Sports & Youth Affairs, Meghalaya will be the Chef-de-Mission and Khlain Pyrkhat Syiemlieh, Football Coach will be the Sports Manager.
The Department of Sports & Youth Affairs has also released the names of the Athletes who will be participating in the Khelo India Games, 2020 in Guwahati.
Football (Boys) (U-21): Banmanroy Nongsiej (Captain), Overkindness L. Mawnai, Defence Nongtdu, Mediphrangki Pohleng, Banteilang Lyngdoh, Rickyson Makdoh, Arnesius Marwein, Hamboy Lyngdoh, Iakmenlang O. Khongjee, Banteilang Pariat, Wilbert D. Marbaniang, Badonkupar Marbaniang, Eric Nongkhlaw, Baiaikara Swer, Rijiedskhem Sun, Oresterwell Langshiang, George V. Lyngdoh, Russel C. Nongkynrih, Beneslaus Khyriem (Manager). Lekini Suting (Coach).
Athletics: Angelina Jackson (U-17), Rinalis Ingti (U-17), Gloryfy Kurbah (U-21), Primus Ronghi (U-17), Skhemlang Suba (U-17), Ladin Penang (U-17), Lobrian Taro (U-21), Ribet Dkhar (U-21), Marso Kyndait (U-21), Daisy Marwein (Coach).
Boxing: Monalisa Vishlux (U-17), Shreena Thapa (U-17), Sonia Tamang (U-17), Mrinali Iswarary (U-17), Arthur Cornelli N. Khongmawloh (U-21), Shanborlang Marbaniang (U-21), Daniel Marbaniang (Manager), Mercia Mary Dohling (Coach).
Shooting: Dennyson Kyrsian (U-21), Shirley Mary Kharbuli (U-17), Neil Sooting (Manager)
Judo: Sebastian Jasain (U-21), Deepak Malick (Coach).
The Khelo India Games will be telecast live by Stars Sports Channel.