Kezhaseluo-o Pienyü, Menuolelie Chüpuo emerge champions of Nasa meet wrestling
Kohima, Feb. 7 (EMN): Kezhaseluo-o Pienyü from Nasa ‘A’ emerged champion of the senior Naga style wrestling after defeating Dzieselatuo Keretsü in the final during the last day of the 63rd Northern Angami Sports Association (Nasa) meet held at Khuochiezie local ground in Kohima on Monday.
Pienyü fetched the gold medal after taking down Keretsü twice, who is also from Nasa ‘A’. Claiming the championship title, he received INR 80,000, while his opponent received INR 50,000 as the runner-up.
Keviser Dzüvichü of Nasa ‘A’ received INR 30,000 and Kezhavizo Thevo from Naga ‘B’ received INR 20,000 as the third and fourth respectively.
Quarter finalists Vizakietuo Suohu, Menuosetuo Yiese, Seyieteiso Rutsa and Neizosetuo Kire received INR 5,000 each. All the four wrestlers represented Nasa ‘A’.
Menuolelie Chüpuo from Nasa ‘C’, who stood first in the junior (U-16) wrestling received INR 20,000 and “Late Rükhietuolie (Akhie) Liezietsu Running Trophy”, the biggest trophy of the Nasa meet, which stands at more than 5 feet. In addition, Chüpuo also pocketed “best tactics” award of INR 1,000.
Kevisoneiu Üsou, who is also from Nasa ‘C’ received INR 15,000 as the runner-up. Kevisazolie Solo from Nasa ‘A’ received INR 10,000 and Menuovilie Lhoungu of Nasa ‘B’ received INR 7,000 as the third and fourth position winners respectively.
Rüdilhou Site (Nasa ‘C’), Vivor Rio (Nasa ‘D’) and Keneilhoulie Pielie (Nasa ‘D’), who reached the individual round also received INR 3,000 each.
Nasa ‘A’ were also handed a cash reward of INR 10,000 for garnering 104 points, while Nasa ‘D’ received INR 7,000 for securing 65 points in the competition.
Winning a straight two bout is allotted three points to a wrestler, while losing a bout and winning twice is awarded two points. Accordingly, Nasa rewarded INR 100 for winning every point in the senior wrestling event.
At the end of the week-long meet which began on Feb. 1 to the 7th, Nasa ‘A’ became overall champions after securing 76 medals (31 gold, 25 silver, 20 bronze), while Nasa ‘D’ stood in second with six gold and five silver.
Nasa ‘C’ secured third spot with five gold, four silver and four bronze, while Nasa ‘B’ stood fourth position with two gold, 10, silver and three bronze.
Dziesengunuo Solo, who bagged three gold and one bronze was adjudged the best women’s athletic individual champion, while Neiketoulie Belho, who also bagged three gold and one bronze was declared the best men’s athletic individual champion. Both represented Nasa ‘A’ dring the meet.
The selected list of wrestlers to represent Nasa in the forthcoming 50th Angami Sports Meet (Asa) 2022 in both junior and senior categories as well as the new team of Nasa office bearers led by president Neisavotuo Whuorie were announced during the closing ceremony.
Speaking during the event, president of Northern Angami Public Organization (NAPO), Zeneituo Yano, congratulated Nasa for having successfully conducted the event while lauding the sportspersons for displaying their best in different disciplines during the meet.
Saying that sportspersons and athletes are the most admired personalities in today’s world, he urged the competitors to be disciplined while being mindful of their lifestyle including food habits.
Stating that people like to talk about sportsmen and women including their families, Yano reiterated the need to lead by examples even outside the playfields.
‘Being admired by others is a sign of God’s blessings but blessings come with responsibility. So, you must lead a disciplined life since you become a public figure,’ he reminded the sportspersons.
He emphasised on the need to support livelihood of sportspersons who represent their village, region or tribe while taking part in the competitions, adding that despite a competitor playing up to 15-20 years, their sports career comes to an end some day.