Nagaland bags more medals in NorthEast games
Imphal, Oct. 26(EMN): Nagaland taekwondo do player Keneilevo Nagi managed to win a silver medal in the 74kg men’s competition on the third day of the ongoing first edition of NorthEast Olympic Games which is underway here at three different venues including Khuman Lampak sports complex since Wednesday.
The gold medal of the event went to Assam’s Siddhartha Singh. Two moreNnagaland players—Iteipetbo Nikie (Men’s 54kg) and Dzuvichunuo Rusta(Women’s 46-49kg) also bagged a bronze medal each in taekwondo.
In archery, Nagaland’s Kenesisao Thenuo bagged silver medal in individual Olympic round (men) while his colleague Kilenmeren managed to get bronze medal. The gold medal was bagged by Sanjay Boro of Assam.
Kevikeino Rikha of Nagaland bagged another bronze in 70+70 m women’s competition. The gold and silver went to Himani Boro and Promila Daimary, both from Assam.
Nagaland managed to received the a bronze medal in the 4X100 relay men’s race competition at Khuman Lampak main stadium.The athletes were Imli Sunep, Rongsen Meren, Widambo Rentta and Neikhoto Tunyi. Assam were the winners and Manipur runner-up in the race.
Assam athletes Subarna Kalita of Azara locality in Guwahati and Nibedita Barman of Nalbari town became the fastest man and women in the ongoing games.
Nineteen year old Subarna clocked a career best timing of 10.60sec for men’s 100 metre, trailed by his colleague Manash Gogoi at 10.78 sec and S Sanatomba of Manipur at 10.92 sec.
In the women category, 20 year old Nibedita, from Assam clocked 11.95 sec; Manikanchan Nath also from Assam (12.29 sec) and L Yaisana of Manipur(12.93 sec) .
On the third day of the games on Friday, athletes from Assam continued to dominate most of the competitions under event here.