Manipur finish fifth in 1st Khelo India School Games

Manipur finish fifth in 1st Khelo India School Games

IMPHAL, Feb 8 : Manipur finished fifth with a total of 34 medals including 13 gold, 13 silver and 8 bronze medals in the 1st Khelo India School Games held at New Delhi under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The State team was led by T Thouba, Assistant Director, Youth Affairs and Sports as chef de mission and Tomba, District Youth Affairs and Sports Officer, Tamenglong district as deputy chefde mission.
Meiraba wins gold in badminton
The last day saw Meiraba Luwang beat Akash Yadav of Uttar Pradesh to fetch a gold medal in the badminton event for boys. Meiraba lost the first set before fighting back to win 18-21, 21-16, 21-18.
Judo: 2 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze
Th Tababi won the second gold medal for the State in the 44 Kg girls judo event today. Ch Rebina fetched a gold for Manipur yesterday in the 57 kg category.
M Bidyashwari won another silver medal in the 44 kg category for girls today. Yesterday, Th Abungcha won a silver in the 66 kg category for boys.
Th Joyshree Devi (52 kg), Ch Julia (70 kg) and L Sanathoi (70) bagged bronze medals for the State in Judo discipline.
Football: Manipur go down 4-5 to win silver
Hopeful girls team from Manipur had to settle for silver with a narrow 4-5 loss in the hands of Haryana today in a high scoring final match.
Manipur started the game with a positive note opening the account in the very first minute through Th Babysana who scored another in the 23rd minute.
Samiksha of Haryana was the first to score for her team and equalised the score in the 15th minute. Three minutes after Th Babysana of Manipur scored her second goal, Renu of Haryana struck her first goal to level the score at 2-2. The latter part of the first half was controlled by Haryana and it were Samiksha and Renu who took their turns to score one each in the 40th and 45th minute and went into the half with a 4-2 lead.
After the restart, Manipur resumed their onslaught and it was L Babydolly who struck the third goal for the State. Y Luxmi then took charge of the team and she found the back of the net in the 55th minute equalising the score at 4-4. Manipur gained confidence after the equaliser and they were consistently trying to break into Haryana’s defence. They got a couple of chances but could not create an impression as their shots were too feeble or went off target.
Haryana who were on the other side concentrating more on counter attacks finally turned the table when Mona added a superb goal in the 84th minute.
With few minutes to go Manipur tried hard to restore parity but their efforts went abegging in front of Haryana’s defence set up to finish the game 4-5.
Boxing: Sanathoi and Ashalata clinch gold medals
Sanathoi Hemam and Ashalata Chanu outclassed their opponents in the final bouts of the 54 kg and 57 kg categories to win one gold medal each.
Tinmila Doungel (48 kg), Babyrosisana Chanu (52 kg), Alena Devi (60 kg), Menaka Devi (63 kg), Sanamacha Chanu (70 kg) and Ambeshwari Huidrom finished second to settle with silver medals. M Puja of the State settled for a bronze yesterday.
Nongdamkhomba (60 kg) and N Bobosana (63 kg) were two boys who finished second to claim the silver medals.
Arambam Anita Devi clinches gold
Weightlifter Arambam Anita Devi bagged another gold medal for Manipur in the above 69 kg category. She lifted a total of 175 kg (Snatch-75 kg, Clean and Jerk- 100 kg) to lay her hand on the gold medal.
Archer Suchitra wins bronze
Suchitra Tourangbam added bronze medal in the State’s tally in the compound individual for girls by striking a total of 142 points.

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