By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jun 7 : The fourth day of 4th Khelo India Youth Games hosted in Panchkula, Haryana saw Huidrom Bhumeshwory and Rahul Khwairakpam adding a gold medal each to Manipur's tally.
Huidrom Bhumeshwory won the gold medal in 1500 m race as she clocked 4:30 to emerge on top.
In the meantime, Rahul bagged his second gold and third medal in the youth games by finishing first in the Keirin (6 laps) today.
Rahul had bagged his first gold medal yesterday in the individual sprint event after bagging a silver medal earlier with Konthoujam Bishan and Salam Sanathoi in the team sprint.
With today's performances, Manipur now amassed 14 medals including 12 gold , 1 silver and 1 bronze.
It may be noted that Manipur has fetched a staggering total of 9 gold medals in different Thang-Ta competitions.
Winning gold medals for the State in Thang-Ta events are - Moirangthem Arbin (-60 kg phunaba ama), Vishal (-56 kg phunaba ama), Yumnam Pinky (-52 kg phunaba ama), Khundongbam Priyangka (-56 kg phunaba ama), Shagolshem Dijen (Thang- Haiba), Longjam Sophia (Thang-Haiba), Chandini Sunar (Thanglon and Khonglon-Khutlon), Kongjengbam Thaja (-52 kg Phunaba Anisuba) and Mutum Thoisana Singh (Phunaba Anisuba -56 kg).
Yendrembam Victor Singh on the other hand won a Greco-Roman bronze medal yesterday in the 65 kg category competition.
Meanwhile, the Manipur Judo team for the youth games left today for Haryana. Judo events start on June 9 and run till June 12.
The judokas who will be representing Manipur in the games are N Rohit (90 kg), K Bishal (66 kg), N Sheetal Singh (81 kg), Max Laishram (73 kg), NK Sanatomba Singh (90 kg), M Roshibina Devi (44 kg), I Kalpana Devi (63 kg), L Guguria (70 kg), Ch Linthoi Chanu (57 kg), H Matouleibi Devi (52 kg) and T Maloti Devi (48 kg).
The team was led by coaches, Deven Moirangthem and Chingkheinganbi Huirem. Judo referee Angom Surjit Meitei also accompanied the team.