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Megosier Khate is WASA wrestling champion

By EMN Updated: Jan 24, 2014 9:54 pm

Staff Reporter

Former Nagaland wrestling champ Megosier Khate from Khonoma village today emerged as the champion of the 52nd Wrestling Meet of the Western Angami Sports Association (WASA) held at WAPO Ground, Sechü Zubza.29 year old Khate, also a former champion of the Angami Sports Association (ASA) Wrestling Meet, bagged the coveted title after defeating Neivolie Senotsu (23 years) of Jotsoma village in the final bout.
The third place was bagged by Seketoukho Nipu (23) of Sechü Zubza village who represented WADSA group, while Kuolierie Kuotsu (24) from Khonoma village bagged the fourth position.
The champion in walked away with a cash amount Rs 40,000, while the second, third and fourth position winners received a cash award of Rs 25,000, 20,000 and 15,000 respectively along with citations.
The others who have been selected in Naga style wrestling to represent WASA in the forthcoming ASA Wrestling Meet are Zasevikho Meyatsu, Rovilhoulie Pier, Japuvituo Savino, Rokozelie Punyü, Megolhoubei Peseyie, Kepekhotuo Miasalhou, Megovizo Visienyü, Megokhozo Nipu, Tsuvilie Punyü, Kevikoto Vüprü, Kethosito Rino, Kekhrieneizolie Rino, Kekhriezo Nagi and Kevigwelie Kitshü.
The two-day event which concluded today also featured free style wrestling for both senior and junior categories.
The selected players in junior free style are Kedoneilie Medoze, Kekhrieselhou Nagi, Visazokho Lhousa, Mhiesikhoto Chase, Kekhrieselhou Nisa, Rokovilie Khawakhrie, Rokovotuo Khawakhrie, Megotseituo Chüsi, Mhiesilietuo Kuotsu, Rokokhotuo Lhousa, Mechüsetuo Punyü and Neitsilie Zhünyü.
In senior free style, the selected players are Kepekhoto Miasalhou, Rokozelhou Kuotsu, Mhiesilie Rhitso, Thejazeto Meyase, Megovizo Visienyü, Kuolierie Kuotsu, Rovingutuo Chase, Mhiesivicha Meru, Thejavituo Khawakhrie and Vitseituo Chüsi.
Gracing the closing function as the guest of honour, Kovi Meyase, additional deputy commissioner of Naginimurah, urged the wrestlers to partake in games and sports activities with the true spirit of sportsmanship.
Stating that Naga wrestling is one of the biggest sporting events in the Naga society, especially the Tenyimi community, he encouraged the wrestlers to give their best effort to achieve at the higher level of competition and bring laurels to the western Angami community.
With Naga wrestling gaining popularity among the Nagas, Meyase also expressed happiness that the management of wrestling is becoming more professional with each passing year.
The closing function programme was chaired by Thekrulhousie Mor, vice president WASA, while the invocation was pronounced by Medolepra Rino, catechist Sechü Zubza. The vote of thanks was tendered by Neivi Sechü, president of the hosting unit WADSA.

By EMN Updated: Jan 24, 2014 9:54:22 pm