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State archers undergoing training for North East Olympic Games 2022

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Oct 25, 2022 9:24 pm
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Archers seen during a training session at IG complex in Kohima. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Oct. 23 (EMN):
A total of 24 archers including 12 males and equal number of females are undergoing intensive training currently at IG complex in Kohima. The archers will represent Nagaland state at the upcoming North East Olympic Games 2022.

Officials are preparing the 24 athletes out of which eight (four men and women each) will be competing in the three categories of the archery segment – recurve division, compound division and Indian round, during the second edition of the Olympic games beginning next month at Shillong, Meghalaya.

Interacting with Eastern Mirror at the archery ground at IG complex, Neisevotuo Terhase, archery coach from the department of Youth Resources and Sports, informed that the athletes will be participating during the archery competition as team, individual and mixed team.

Terhase informed that the state contingent has two female international archers -Kilen Meren and Kevikieno Rikha – who are also undergoing training to take part in the recurve division, while the state’s lone international bowman Neikesa Sakhrie will compete in the compound division.

When asked about his expectations in the Northeast Olympics, Terhase said that though there are other good competitors from other Northeastern states, his players have high prospects to fetch medals in all the three events.

The coaching camp which commenced on September 20 will continue till November 8.

It was learnt that for the Northeast games, apart from archery, training sessions are also being conducted at IG complex for different disciplines such as football for men’s u-21 and senior women’s events, boxing, taekwondo, freestyle wrestling, wushu, judo and athletics for both men and women.

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Oct 25, 2022 9:24:12 pm