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Nagaland did ‘excellent job’ hosting KIUG, says Satyadev Malik

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Feb 25, 2024 9:36 pm
Satyadev Malik
Satyadev Malik. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — Satyadev Malik, the competition manager (CM) of Khelo India University Games 2023 (Ashtalakshmi) Wrestling, expressed appreciation for Nagaland’s hospitality and highlighted the state’s potential to excel internationally in wrestling.

He shared this while speaking to the media on the sidelines of the culmination event of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2023 Wrestling event at Indira Gandhi Stadium (IGS) in Kohima on Sunday.

Malik, a wrestler himself, commended the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Nagaland government’s Department of Youth Resources and Sports, as well as the Sports Authority of India (SAI), for their excellent job in organising the event.

He said that he saw many young wrestlers in Nagaland witnessing the wrestling event, expressing hope that in the next few years, Nagaland could also win medals in wrestling at the national and international levels.

Furthermore, he praised Nagaland’s hosting of the national event, claiming that the state did an “excellent job” in terms of logistics for the athletes, managers, coaches, and officials.

Speaking further about the KIUG, which are zone-based, he stated that preliminary competitions were held between the North zone and the East zone, the West zone and the South zone, and the finals with 32 teams competing.

Following that, the top eight wrestlers were chosen to compete in the Khelo India University Games 2023 final in Kohima, he said.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Feb 25, 2024 9:36:10 pm
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