LXVI sports meet of KVSA culminates
KOHIMA — The week-long LXVI sports meet of the Kohima Village Sports Association (KVSA) culminated on Saturday at Kewhimia Ground, Ziekezou, Kohima.
On the final day, in wrestling, Kezhaseluo-o Pienyü of D Khel defended his champion title by defeating Menuosetuo Yiese (first runner-up), also from D Khel, in the final match held at Kewhimia Ground, Ziekezou. Khrietsonyü Whuorie of T Khel was named second runner-up, with Vizakietuo Suohu of T Khel finishing third.
Kevise Belho (T. Khel) won the cross country race in the men’s category, with Kezhakhrietuo Mere (P Khel) finishing second. Thejangulie Sote and Neilangulie Rutsa, both from P Khel, finished third and fourth, respectively.
In the women’s category, Neikesonuo Belho (T Khel) and Vilesienuo Mepfhuo (L Khel) finished first and second, with Kekhrielenuo Sachü (D Khel) and Pelekhonuo Mepfhüo (L Khel) finishing third and fourth.
Neiketoulie Belho was named the men’s individual champion, winning four gold medals and one silver, while Dziesengunuo Solo was the women’s individual champion, winning four gold and one silver.
The T Khel was declared the overall champion. D Khel was named team winner, while P Khel came in second.
K Neibou Sekhose, executive member of the All India Football Federation and president of the Nagaland Football Association, addressed the closing ceremony and encouraged the players to aim higher and focus on playing at the national and international levels.
Giving a brief history of the KVSA, he stated that the organisation was founded to foster unity among the people back then. Given the association’s decades-long history, he said that the focus should now be on producing athletes who can compete beyond Nagaland.
He urged the athletes to aim higher and perform better as the third Nagaland Olympic Games approaches. He emphasised the importance of unity, saying they can accomplish anything if they work together and encourage one another. Sekhose also advised the players not to be complacent about their current achievements and to continue doing their best in future tournaments at all levels.
The 66th KVSA meet, which began on January 13, saw all four Khels from Kohima Village participate and compete in a variety of sports and games.