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North East Games 2024: Nagaland emerges overall champions in Taekwondo

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Mar 22, 2024 11:33 pm
North East Games
Jasmine from Nagaland (gold medallist) with other winners in the women’s flyweight category during the medal distribution ceremony on Friday.

CHUMOUKEDIMA — Nagaland Taekwondo team emerged overall champions with 12 medals, including four gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze at the ongoing North East Games 2024 here in Sovima Futsal ground on Friday.

Manipur followed closely with 4 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze, while Mizoram won 3 gold, 4 silver and two bronze in the taekwondo event.

After bagging four gold medals on the first day of the taekwondo event, Nagaland added 5 silver medals on the second day with Keneilevo Nagi winning in U-80 kg men’s category, Keyinchingongbe Hega in U-54 kg and Boto Chophy in U-68 kg, while Bovito Chophy bagged a bronze in U-58 kg. In women’s category, Visazono Sachu (U- 43 kg) and Dipika Hazarika (49 kg) won silver medals, while Christina Singh won bronze in U-40 kg, said an update from Nagaland Taekwondo Association.

Boxes to the top

Nagaland’s boxing contingent also won maximum gold medals on the fourth day by securing 7, including five in women’s category and two men’s category.

The state women’s boxing team clinched the team championship by winning 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.

In women’s boxing, Jasmine of Nagaland clinched the gold medal by defeating Rupjyoti Boro of Assam in the flyweight (50-52kg) category by a unanimous decision, while Preeti of Nagaland secured gold by defeating T. C. Lalremruati of Mizoram in the lightweight (57-60kg) category.

Tilotama of Nagaland also defeated Pema Ongmu of Sikkim in the welterweight (63-66 kg) category, while Ani Lama defeating Kshetrimayum Silky Devi of Manipur in the middleweight (70-75kg) category, and Meneka beat Pwilao Basumatary of Assam in the light middleweight (66-70kg) category, to win the state three gold medals, taking the total from women’s category to 5 on the day.

In men’s final boxing bouts, Satyam of Nagaland defeated C. Lalduhawma of Mizoram in the light heavyweight (75-80kg) category to win the gold, and Deepak also won gold for the state by defeating Leimapokpam Rahul Singh of Manipur in the Cruiserweight (80-86 kg) category.

However, Neeraj of Nagaland lost the final bout to Abhinab Saikia of Assam in the light middleweight (67-71 kg) category by a split decision in the final bout.

8 medals in wrestling

In men’s wrestling, Zayievotso Kiso of Nagaland won gold in 61 kg category by defeating Irfan Alam Khan of Manipur and Kusayi Tsuto of the state also defeated Sanjrambam Meitei of Manipur to secure gold medal in the 74 kg category.

However, Ngonuyi Yhobu of Nagaland settled for silver medal in the 70 kg category and Peramreudibo Hegwan secured bronze in the 57 kg category.

In women’s wrestling, Nosezono Kuotsu clinched gold for Nagaland in the 50 kg category by defeating Khangembam of Manipur in the final, while Haizuyile and Vizoseno Kiso secured the silver medals in the 59 kg and 57 kg categories respectively, and Vikono Kezo secured bronze in the 53 kg category for the state.

Also read: North East Games 2024: Manipur overtakes Nagaland in medal tally on day 4

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Mar 22, 2024 11:33:06 pm
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