Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Free Style Wrestling Championship on Nov 6


Nagaland Senior Free Style Wrestling Championship 2022 organised by Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) is set to begin on November 26, at the IG Stadium Kohima.
Informing this during a press conference at NOA Complex, here on Wednesday, NWA president, Dr. Hiabe Zeliang said, altogether, there will be 11 categories including 6 for men and 5 for women. He informed that the prize pool for the event is set at Rs 2.42 lakh. Winners of each category will win a cash prize of Rs 8,000 followed by Rs 6,000 for second position and Rs 4,000 for the third position. There will be 11 each for first & second positions and 22 third position holders, Zeliang informed.
NWA units including Angami Wrestling Association, Chakhesang Wrestling Association, Zeliang Wrestling Association and Wokha District Wrestling Association will be sending 5 male wrestlers each for the categories and 3 female wrestlers each.
He informed that if any category has less than 8 wrestlers, there would be no prize money however, winners will be determined according to their categories.
Weighing for the wrestlers will be done on November 25 at the venue followed by a de-briefing, Zeliang informed. Winners of all the categories would be representing the state at the national level after they get selected at the National Selection Competition.
Further, Zeliang informed that a nominal fee of Rs. 200 has been set as ticket prize. Meanwhile, NWA has invited wrestlers from any district in the State to come and be part of the championship.
The association also invited spectators to come and encourage the players and also witness the event.
Meanwhile, NWA felicitated all the wrestlers who won medals at the recently concluded 2nd North East Olympic Games.

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