2016 sporting achievements in NorthEast India


Here are a few sporting achievements and people who have made the Northeast proud in the year 2016.

Courtesy: iTimes

# Jeje Lalpekhlua, Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC striker named AIFF player of the year.

Courtesy: India TV

# Dipa Karmakar finishes fourth in Rio Olympics. The gymnast from Tripura won hearts not only in the region but across the country and the globe with her determination and ever smiling self.

Courtesy: India Today

# Mary Kom, one of the most prolific boxers in the country gets Rajya Sabha nomination.

Courtesy: News 18.com

# Shiva Thapa, Olympian from Assam awarded Arjuna Award.

# Jerry Lalrinzuala named Emerging Player in the ISL with his phenomenal performance in this years'Indian Super League. The 18-year-old recently signed with I-League club DSK Shivajians.