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Venuzo is Chokri area wrestling champ

Correspondent Kohima, Jan 12 (NPN)
Published on 13 Jan. 2018 12:00 AM IST
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Venuzo Dawhuo retained his title as Chokri Area Wrestling Association (CAWA) champion after overpowering his opponent, Pfusato Tetseo in the final match on Friday. The 27th meet of CAWA held at Khulazu Basa village ground. 
Venuzo walked home richer with a cash prize of Rs.70,000 while the runners-up Pfusato received Rs 60,000. Third placed Besiihveto Ciimu and fourth position holder Pusiihii Kezo received Rs.50,000 and Rs. 40,000 respectively.
In freestyle category for U-18, Rajiivoto Porii beat Vezoneyi Ruho to win the match. 
Altogether 27 wrestlers from the Chokri Area participated in the wrestling meet. Earlier, advisor, social welfare Dr. Chotisiih Sazo called upon the wrestlers to maintain fitness and discipline inorder to achieve success.  Stating that wrestling have been losing its fame, he said “we don’t have enough wrestlers even in the village level.” Wrestling being the most important traditional game, he encouraged the wrestlers to take it as a profession in order to bring laurels. 
Sazo lamented that Chokri area wrestlers lack fitness and maintained that exercise and discipline is very important for the wrestlers. He further encouraged the wrestlers to learn different techniques rather than focusing on the food dietary. 
Guest of honour Vivolie Kezo, class-1 contractor also encouraged the wrestlers to give their best. “If you have trained enough and maintain fitness, one day you will achieve success,” said Kezo.
Meanwhile CAWA new office bearers for the tenure 2018-20 were also elected with Zazhota Dawhuo as the president and Besuhta Swuro as general secretary. 
Meanwhile top 12 wrestlers, namely; Venuzo Dawhuo (Thenyizu), Pfusato Tetseo (Khulazu Bawe), Besuhveto Ciimu (Phusachodu), Pusiihii Kezo (Thenyizu), Khruzoto Tetseo (Khulazu Basa), Mudotso Thira (North Kikruma), Sezokho Ringa (Chesezu), Vetuzo Dawhuo (Thenyizu), Cuto Medeo ( Khulazu Bawe), Melevo Rose ( Thipuzu),Thepukhoyi Swuro (Chetheba), Vecuto Rose ( Phusachodu) will represent CAWA in the upcoming Chakhesang Wrestling Association meet to be held on February 8 and 9 at Chetheba.
The 28th meet of CAWA will be hosted by Thenyizu village in 2020. 

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