Immanuel Hall emerges champion with 26 medals
Our Staff Reporter
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 1
Immanuel Hall, with 8 gold medals, 3 silver and 15 bronze medals, emerged as champion of the 1st Northeast Region & 2nd State Level Taekwondo Championship, 2014 which concluded here at Lion’s Club, Midland, Dimapur. The 1st runners up and 2nd runners up was bagged by Assam Taekwondo team with 7 gold, 3 silver and 20 bronze and Dimapur Club with 6 gold, 6 silver and 15 bronze respectively. Meanwhile, St. Paul Higher Secondary School Taekwondo Club was adjusted as Best Discipline Team and Alice as Best Official. Faith in Action, ever since its establishment has brought laurel to the State and the country, said VZ Angami, Superintendent of Police, Dimapur while speaking as guest of honour at the closing ceremony. Congratulating the organizers on the success of the tournament, Angami urged the participants to make good use of their talents. “To win is good. But also to make new friends and improve yourself through such events is also good”, Angami said while encouraging the players to take part in such sports activities. It has now becoming mandatory to undergo martial arts training in police forces, he said, and also added that IPS Official Training Centre in Hyderabad has martial art compulsory for all the trainees.
Meanwhile, Deep Kumar has been elected as the president of National Poomsae Taekwondo Board of India. This was informed by Taekwondo World Champion Master Sandeep Surya, President, Taekwondo Board of India.
It may be mention that 310 players from North eastern states of Nagaland, Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya have participated the two day championship, which aims to unite all Martial Arts through Taekwondo under one umbrella of Taekwondo Board of India to help mould young talented players throughout India especially in Northeast Region.
The 2nd Northeast Region Taekwondo Championship, 2015 will be hosted by Assam Taekwondo Association, informed Deep Kumar.