Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Dimapur tops wushu medal tally

Dimapur District took 3 gold and one silver to top the medal chart for wushu competition held as part of second Nagaland Olympic & Paralympics Games 2022 which concluded at Dapfhiitsumia Indoor Stadium, Kohima village on Friday evening. It was followed by Zunheboto (one gold, one Silver and two bronze) and Chumoukedima (one gold and one silver).
The two-day championship was organized by Nagaland Wushu Association under the aegis of NOA. In one of the best fights for final competition for 48-52 kg, Vipu Zhimomi defeated Hamwang Konyak in the third round after an intense fight. Both the players exchanged heavy fists and kicks to win a bout each but it was the stamina of Zhimomi that gave him the upper hand in the final round to take the only gold for Zunheboto team.
Atokivi T. Chishi (Dimapur) who won gold for 56-60 kg was declared as the best fighter for the tournament. While Mon district were adjudged as the best discipline team. NOA secretary general Abu Metha graced the occasion as the special guest for the closing ceremony and gave away the awards to the winners. Earlier, addressing the inaugural function on Thursday, Nagaland Wushu Association (NWA) president Kiidecho Khamo impressed upon the Naga youth to take up the discipline of Wushu with seriousness and professionalism aspect as it represents high scope at national and international platforms.
He assured that NWA will give its best to promote Wushu in Nagaland. Khamo also encouraged the players to maintain discipline and stay committed to excel in the field of Wushu.


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