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Nagaland Taekwondo team win eight medals

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm
The Nagaland Taekwondo team with the coach before an event in Imphal (Photo credit: Nagaland Taekwondo Association)

Our Correspondent

Kohima, Oct. 28 (EMN): Nagaland Taekwondo Team who took part in the first Northeast Olympic Games won eight medals including two silver and six bronze medals held at Imphal, Manipur from Oct. 24-28.

Out of the 12 categories in Taekwondo event, Nagaland team managed to win eight medals but could not get any gold medal losing in two finals.

The silver medalist are Repenkiu Tikhir won for U-54 kg category and Keneilevo Nagi for above 74 kg category.

The bronze medalist are Reetiz Engtee, (U-68 kg), Iteipetbo Nkie (U-58 kg), Albert Lotha (U-63kg), Nenghoikim Singson (U-62 kg) Antimonyu Chang, (U-53 kg) Dzuvichunuo Rutsa  (U-49 kg)

Talking to Visabiu Peseyie, state taekwondo coach and the team coach talking about his experience called on the need for better facilities for improvement of sports in the state.

“Sports facility is one of the main reason for not bringing better results” he opined.

He further said “in sub-junior cadet and junior level we are doing well not only in the Northeast but also in national level, but in senior, our performance is not up to our expectation due to irregular training. I wish if our discipline is also included in the Nagaland Police sports company in order to bring better results in senior level” he asserted.

Altogether 11 players including six males and five females along team coach Visabiu Peseyie and manager Santsuthung Ngullie took part in the first Northeast Olympics games.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 28, 2018 10:36:53 pm