By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, May 22 : Central Wushu Institute (CWI) had a bright start to their campaign as they were able to clinch 25 medals including 11 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze today in the taolu events for sub-junior boys and girls at the 19th State Level Sub-Junior and Junior Wushu Championship which is underway at Wushu Hall Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Imphal.
Imphal East District Wushu Association (IEDWA) were able to clinch a gold and a silver medal respectively through N Nikhil and W Bikesh Meitei who secured 7.80 and 7.69 points in the Changquan event for Group C Boys while Jupiter E of CWI was able to grab the bronze medal with 7.68 points.
However CWI swept the Changquan Group C Girls events as Ng Kajal, M Britain and H Keya of the said unit finished first, second and third respectively with 8, 7.70 and 7.40 points in their names.
In the Nanquan event for Group B Boys, G Devesh Sharma of CWI secured 7.80 points to win the title while Th Jollyson of SAI-RC who recorded 6.90 points finished second.
The title for Group B Boys Changquan event went to A Tapas of CWI by collecting 7.90 points while his compatriot finished second with 7.70 points. IEDWA's Th Kerin was able to secure the bronze medal scoring 7.30 points.
Meanwhile in the Changquan event for Group B Girls, Y Ichantombi of IEDWA recorded 7.40 points to win the gold while SAIRC's L Tania Devi (6.80 pts) and N Jessica (6.50 pts) finished second and third.
Taijiquan 42 Steps
Nganba Aheibam (7.50 pts) and Angom William (7.30 pts) of CWI were able to clinch the gold and the silver medal in the Taijiquan 42 Steps competition for Group B Boys while W Bhumeshor Meitei of IEDWA finished third with 7 points. In the same event for Group B Girls, O Malemnganbi of CWI fetched the gold with a 7.50 pts mark while SAI-RC's Carolina Ch (6.70 pts) and Tomthingnanbi H (6.50 pts) finished second and third.
Olicia of IEDWA was able to win the Taijiquan 24 Steps event title for Group C Girls with a score of 7.40 points while CWI's Jonaprince K (7.30 pts) and Joanna Jeropova (6.50 pts) respectively grabbed the silver and bronze medals.
H Renold and Jupiter E of CWI secured 7.40 and 7 points respectively to claim the gold and the silver medal in the Group C Boys Daoshu event while W Bikesh of IEDWA finished third with 6.90 points.
CWI's Ng Kajal on the other hand clinched the Daoshu gold for Group C Girls while her compatriots M Britain and L Lingthoinganbi secured 7.10 and 6.80 points to win the silver and the bronze medals.
Th Kerin of IEDWA won the Group B Boys Daoshu gold with 7.20 points while Thounganba A of CWI and L Jibison of SAI-RC finished second and third for the silver and the bronze medals. Y Ichantombi on the other hand claimed the Group B Girls title by securing 7.30 points.
Jupiter E of CWI registered yet another medal in the Group C Boys Gunshu event by finishing first with a score of 7.40 points. W Bikesh of IEDWA and H Renold of CWI were able to grab the silver and the bronze medals in this event.
CWI's A Tapas and L Nelson bagged the gold and the silver medals in the Group B Boys' Jianshu event with 7.50 and 7.20 points while L Tania of SAI-RC claimed the Group B Girls title by posting 6.70 points.
Surjalal G of CWI was able to fetch the Group C Boys Jianshu gold by registering 7 points while Imphal West District Wushu Association bagged the silver medal with 6.80 points.
H Keya of CWI and her compatriot L Pinky were able to grab the gold and the silver medals for the Group C Girls category with 7.20 and 7 points respectively.