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Manipur steal show on Day IV
- Assam in second place with 34 gold

Guwahati, March 26: Manipur overcame overnight leaders Tamil Nadu to top the medals tally on the concluding day of the 29th National Masters Athletics Championship at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Sarusajai Sports Complex here today.

Manipur this evening led the tally with an enviable haul of 42 gold, 41 silver and 20 bronze.

Manipur were placed second in the medals tally yesterday with 16 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze.

Tamil Nadu was leading the tally with 21 gold, 16 silver and 14 bronze.

Hosts Assam also surpassed the Tamil Nadu haul to be placed second in the medals tally this evening.

Assam finished with 34 gold, including 25 won by the women athletes, 52 silver and 56 bronze.

Like in the 33rd National Games, Assam’s overall medal count of 141 was the highest in the tally. Manipur’s total haul was 103.

Tamil Nadu, however, languished in third place with 31 gold, 36 silver and 27 bronze. Kerala were in fourth place with 21 gold, 18 silver and 19 bronze while Haryana were placed fifth with 21 gold and four bronze.

Assam Olympic Association general secretary and state forest minister Rockybul Hussain attended the closing ceremony as chief guests.

Altogether 2,433 athletes above 35 years of age participated in the four-day event organised by the All Assam Veteran Athletics Association.

Iron boys crumble

Vivekananda Club defeated Dhubri Iron Club by two wickets while Azad Club thrashed Dhubri Boys’ Club by 30 runs on the inaugural day of the Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at Raja Prabhat Chandra Baruah Maidan here on Wednesday, reports our Dhubri correspondent.

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