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Sikkim to send contingent of six athletes to National Games

GANGTOK, : Six athletes from Sikkim will participate in the upcoming National Games, while for the North East Games, which will be held later, the Sikkim Olympic Association has not finalised the number yet.

The 36th National Games will be held in Gujarat from September 29 and the 2nd North East Games at Shillong from November 10.

At National Games, six athletes will be competing in four disciplines, namely, athletics, boxing, skateboarding and whushu. SOA general secretary Jas Lal Pradhan will lead a 12-member Sikkim contingent as Chef De Mission.

Likewise, Sikkim will be competing in 13 sports disciplines in the North East Games, viz. archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, cycling, football, karate, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, wushu and weightlifting.

Around 102 male athletes and 97 female athletes are expected to participate in the regional event. SOA joint secretary Bidhan Ballav Subba has been named Chef De Mission for the North East Games and executive member Sonam Paljor Bhutia his deputy.    

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi