State Wushu teams for Sub-Junior National Championship announced
By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 6 : The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports has announced names of players who will be representing Manipur in the 22nd Sub-Junior National Wushu Championship scheduled to be held from July 9 to 15 a Luhnu Sports Complex, Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh.
The players who will be competing in the Kung-Fu/Traditional event are Mayanglambam Sanathoi, Paikhomba Nongmeikapam,, Bikash Leitam, Keya Hanjabam, Luhenbi Maibam, Christina Kangjam while 12 athletes- Khumukcham Hulison, Renold Hanjabam, Chingkheihunba Salam, Henthoiba Khundrakpam, Laitonjam Tomthinganba, Yaingakpa Thangjam, RK Lanchenbi Chanu, Toijam Priyanka Devi, Lanchenbi Khagembam, Thokchom Yaiphabi Chanu, Nameirakp-am Ahenbi and Nameirakpam Athoibi will be featuring for Manipur in the Taolu Group C events.
In the Taolu Group B events, 9 athletes viz- Wangthoi Thangjam, Nong-maithem Nikhil, Sapam Lanchenba Singh, Yaiphaba Khuraijam, Jupiter Elangbam, Leimapokpam Pinky, Linthoingambi Laitonjam, Britain Mangsatabam and Dellina Pechimayum will be representing Manipur.
Y Sapana Devi and Pebam Thoibi Devi will be leading Kung-Fu, Taobu Group B and Taolu Group C teams as team manager and coach respectively.
In the meantime, 11 sub-junior boys (5 U-12 and 6 U-14) will be competing in the Sanda events. The athletes in the U-12 team are Nongmaithem Malemnganba, Kekenaobi Nongmaithem, Nongmaithem Pamheiba, Wahengbam Niraj and Ningthoujam Tejkumar Singh while Kakchingtabam Suraj Sharma, Mayanglambam Rohit Singh, Khwairakpam Jetish, Mayanglambam Telheiba and Laishram Rahul are in the U-14 boys team as named in the list.
Meanwhile 6 girls- Laishram Devnita, Aliza Heisnam, Tongbram Silvia, Hijam Elina, Shelly Naoroibam and Nongmaithem Priyabati will be representing Manipur in the sub-junior girls (U-12) Sanda event as Athokpam Gracy, Waheng-bam Bidyaluxmi , Shougaijam Sanjita and Khundrakpam Dollylex were named for U-14 girls Sanda competition.
Both the girls and boys Sanda teams will be led by M Rameshchandra Singh and Naorem Niroda Devi as manager and coach.