Thursday, June 1, 2023

2 Naga wrestlers win bronze atIntl Sports Festival in Kyrgyzstan

Two wrestlers from Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA)— Keduovilie Zumu and Nlumrai Hegwang—have won bronze medals at the International Sports Festival—’Pearl of Kyrgyzstan’ (belt wrestling) held at Cholpan, Ata Kyrgyzstan.
In a press release, NWA president Dr. Hiabe Zeliang and general secretary Vilekho Bio informed that Hegwang participated in under 80 kg category and Zumu in 80+ kg category representing All India Traditional Wrestling & Pankration Federation (AITWPF) at the International Sports Festival, which concluded June 18, 2022.
The duo, who are also part of the Nagaland DGP Sports Team, have secured bronze medals in their respective categories, NWA informed. Around 10,000 sportspersons from 30 countries participated in the sports festival, which had more than 30 different sports disciplines with Judo and Belt Wrestling as the main events. Meanwhile, NWA has congratulated Zumu and Hegwang on their achievement. AITWPF senior vice president also extended congratulations to the two wrestlers and NWA on behalf of the federation for making the country proud.
The two medallists would arrive Nagaland on June 21 and their felicitation programme would be organised in due course of time, NWA informed.


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