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Naga wrestlers win 8 medals in traditional wrestling

By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Bongtang Phom seen here on the podium along with the first and second runner-up on Thursday.

Dimapur, Nov. 23 (EMN): Naga wrestlers won eight medals — four gold, three silver and one bronze — on the first day of the 8th National Traditional Wrestling and Pankration Championship 2019 at LB Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, Telengana.

Organised by the All India Traditional Wrestling & Pankration Federation (AITWPF), the championship started on November 21 and will conclude today, November 24.

An update received here on Saturday informed that four wrestlers — Bongtang Phom, Tsuknungakum Jamir, Mhasheve Resuh and Kuchohu Curhah — bagged gold in different categories in mas-wrestling.

Venuzo Dawhuo, Rokovuotuo Khawakhrie and Vebo Nienu also bagged silver in different categories in mas-wrestling while Vikedutuo Khawakhrie won bronze.

A total of 17 wrestlers from the state along with three officials of Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) are currently at the meet.

Teenager wins 2 gold medals

At the same championship event, Kahveinai Josephine Hanah, daughter of H Sahiinii and Sunita from Purul village, a Poumai Naga village belonging to Senapati district, Manipur, won gold medals in belt wrestling and mas-wrestling.
The 14-year-old girl competed in Under-17 Girls +60/-65 category.

By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2019 10:33:01 pm