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Governor’s Cup fencing Championship kicks off in Manipur

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Dec 02, 2022 10:06 pm

Our Correspondent
Imphal, Dec. 2 (EMN):
Manipur Governor La Ganesan on Friday inaugurated the 18th Governor’s Cup State-Level Fencing Championship-2022 at Indoor Hall, Sports AUTHORITY OF INDIA premises, Takyelpat in Imphal.

Addressing the opening ceremony, the Governor said youths of Manipur have an inborn talent for games and sports and by dint of this quality they can shine in various sports events, including fencing.

He said, some of them have displayed their outstanding activities even at the international level and that they are icons in their respective fields.

“We are really proud of them, as such, we all should always appreciate and support our sportsperson in order to accelerate the sports movement in the State,” Ganesan said.

The Governor further said that the game of fencing is now gaining popularity in the country and in Manipur too.

He said, in the recently held National Games, 2022 in Gujarat, the Manipur fencing team displayed their superiority by winning 1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals, which is a highly remarkable achievement.

President of Manipur Olympic Association and MLA Th Radheshyam Singh said, Manipuris have inborn sporting talents and “therefore we have a number of good players in many sporting disciplines….fencing is like Thang–Ta and it is best suited for our youths and they have been doing well in many national and international competitions.”

Fencers from Chandel, Imphal East, Imphal West, Senapati, Thoubal and Ukhrul districts will compete in different categories in the championship.

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Dec 02, 2022 10:06:38 pm