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Olympic Day Run held in Kohima

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Jun 25, 2022 11:10 pm

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Kohima, June 25 (EMN): Despite showers and blankets of clouds over the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on Saturday, hundreds of running enthusiasts joined the Olympic Day Run organised by the Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA).

Minister for Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir attended the occasion as the special guest and delivered the Olympic Day message. He stated that the first Olympic Day was celebrated on June 23, 1948 and over the past years, it has developed into something much more than a run or just a sports event.

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Speaking about the theme, Jamir maintained that it includes topics such as sustainability, inclusion, solidarity and peace, aiming to bring people together to contribute to a better world through sports, while maintaining that each year, the pillar of the Olympic Day focuses on a different theme that will serve as a common global thread.

2022’s theme celebrates the power of sport to bring people together in peace, a call to action for people to move together, up to and during Olympic Day, to show their united support for a peaceful world, he stated.

Nagaland Olympics in August

Meanwhile, it was also announced that the next edition of the Nagaland Olympics will be held in August 2022 wherein every district of the state, including the newly inaugurated districts, will participate in various sports disciplines under the banner of the NOA.

‘For the first time, we will be introducing selected Paralympic events, making it the Nagaland Olympic and Paralympic Games 2022,’ it was informed.

In his introductory remarks, Abu Metha, Secretary General, NOA stated that sports have the power to unify people and is the most powerful tool to unite nations, while terming the participants as ambassadors of sports to unite the people.

He also pointed out that the Olympic movement has changed from ancient time till date and asserted that Nagaland is a contributing member to the Olympic family and the Indian Olympic fraternity, citing the examples of the first Indian football captain, Dr. T Ao and archer Chekrovolu Swuro.

Meanwhile, he maintained that the NOA ambition is in line with the Olympic motto and called for efforts to use sports to celebrate the talents of the Naga youths.

Results:

400 Meters (Under 12 years Girls and Boys)

Girls:

1st- Kevileno

2nd- Rukusenu Pucho

3rd- Akruti Rai

4th- Meyonu Kechu

5th- Beatrice Pongen

Boys:

1st- Meghaka Aye

2nd- Tohanba

3rd- Keheiyitu

4th- Augustine Topno

5th- Kinoto K Zhimo

800 Meters (Under 14 years Girls & Boys)

Girls:

1st- Neshemonyue

2nd- Mehrim Beck

3rd- Vesenelu Khamo

4th- Abikali Shohe

5th- Lipivi Anami

Boys:

1st-Wathotsia Poji

2nd- Thejanguzo Pfukha

3rd- Mulekho Sapu

4th- Bhoomi Raj Brahma

5th- Kumghato Zhimo

800 Meters (Under 16 years Girls & Boys)

Girls:

1st-Imtisangla Kangshou

2nd- Khrothsou Tsuhah

3rd-Jemie Y

4th- Nini Zhunyu

5th- Diezelhounuo Meru

Boys:

1st- Vephuzo Sakhamo

2nd- Pauku Meru

3rd- S Rito

4th- Nikhuyi Yepthomi

5th- Kekuosetuo Samuel Rutsa

1500 Meters (Open Category Women & Men)

Women:

1st- Tsuchoi T

2nd- Songmo P

3rd- Peiheiteile Esalung

4th- Niansai T

5th – H Wannya Konyak

Men:

1st- Tsole Yhokha

2nd- Cuvoto Medeo

3rd- M Nokching Chang

4th- Wede T Mero

5th- Hempao Khiam

800 Meters for Veterans (Women & Men)

Men:

1st- L Muthio Khiamniungan

2nd- Clement Beck

3rd- Azo Rupreo

4th- Bithungo Kikon

Women:

1st- Wecheteu Kapfo

600 Meters for Officials and invited dignitaries (Women & Men)

Men:

1st- Nangshiba

2nd- Theja Meru

3rd- Neingulie Nakhro

4th- Hito Swu

5th- Ketseiu Talie

Women:

1st- Loreni Tsanglao

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Jun 25, 2022 11:10:37 pm
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