Sikkim clinched their first gold at the North East Olympic Games 2022 by defeating hosts Meghalaya in the final of the women's basketball event at the NEIGRIHMS Indoor Basketball Court in Shillong Tuesday.
Sikkim took the final 86 points against Meghalaya's 67 in front of a large crowd of home fans at the second edition of NEOG.
(NEOG-2022: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma presents the women's runners-up trophy to Meghalaya)
Meanwhile, in the earlier men's final, Assam lost to Mizoram. Mizoram were thus awarded the gold medal, while Nagaland, who had beaten Manipur in the third place playoff 80-68 in the morning, were elevated to silver and Manipur took the bronze.
Mizoram took the women's bronze over Nagaland 63-55.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, chief guest on the occasion of the women's final and subsequent prize distribution ceremony, presented the men's and women's champion teams with their trophies, a release stated.