Manipur amass 19 medals on Day 2 of 3rd North East Games

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 19 : Manipur finished second day of the 3rd North East Games hosted by Nagaland Olympic Association with a fine haul of 19 medals including 7 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals.
Manipur collected as many as 9 medals including 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze in Pencak Silat; 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in Archery and 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals in Athletics.
Rita, Rohit and Jeevan-Chingkhei win gold medals in Pencak Silat
Th Rita won a gold medal in the women's 45-50 kg tanding competition as A Rohit Meitei won another gold medal for Manipur in the men's Tungal competition. The third gold medal was claimed by S Jeevan and S Chingkhei in the men's Ganda competition.
S Jeevan, Chingkhei and Y Rohit in the meantime won a silver medal in the men's regu competition. S Jeevan also won a silver medal in the solo event.
Meanwhile the athletes who added bronze medals to State's tally are Th Dayalakshmi (45 kg women's tanding), N Lanchenbi (50-55 kg women's tanding), Th Dayalakshmi (women's solo) and Ch Dolly (women's tungal).
Pencak Silat competition hosted in Sovima will conclude on March 21.
Archers amass 7 medals
It was a blissful day for State archers as M Bikram and Laishram Yohenba respectively won a gold and a bronze in the individual men's compound round competition while Ksh Manglemsana and Paonam Lily Chanu secured top two places respectively in the women's individual compound round competition.
Takhellambam Sen Meitei meanwhile added the third gold medal in the men's individual recurve round competition wherein Nameirakpam Subhachandra finished second to win a silver.
Yumnam Anupama in the meantime won a bronze medal in the women's individual recurve competition.
Ashnichandra bags athletics gold
Meanwhile in the athletics competition underway at Kohima's IG Stadium, Manipur secured as many as three medals including one gold, one silver and one bronze.
The first gold medal for Manipur in athletics in this game was bagged by M Ashnichandra in the men's 100 m race with a time of 10.52 seconds.
Meanwhile, the men's 4x400 m relay team of M Alken, M John, O Sanajaoba and N Alex took 3 minutes 22 seconds to secure a silver medal before Kh Shyamson added a bronze medal to State's tally in the discus throw by recording third best 40.65 m.
Men's Football : Manipur suffer 0-4 loss
Manipur suffered a humiliating 0-4 loss to Mizoram in the men's football opening match (Group B League) at NAPTC, Chumoukedima this evening as Lalbiakhlua scored twice in the second half.
Malsawmfela (40+1'), Lalbiakhlua (42', 80+4') and Lallawmkima (72') were on target for Mizoram in this one sided encounter.
Mention may be made that Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya drawn in Group A while Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim and Assam are slotted in Group B.
Easy win for Manipur in Volleyball opener
Manipur kicked off group (B) campaign of the volleyball competition hosted at Shooting Complex, Sovima with a comfortable straight set win (25-8, 25-2, 25-19) over Meghalaya today.
Manipur will play Tripura in the next match tomorrow from 3.30 pm.
Wushu (Sanda) : 3 reach final
As many as 10 wushu athletes have reached the medal round in the competition being underway at Sovima.
The day saw three women athletes representing Manipur at the games -K Ichal (45 kg), L Kalpana Chanu (48 kg) and B Tamphasana (52 kg), enter finals in their respective category to assure at least three silver medals.
Meanwhile, Ng Hrangaolou (52 kg), M Wangba (56 kg), Y Arnold (60 kg), Th Malemnganba (65 kg), L Boyton (70 kg), S Rohit (75 kg) and K Bidyasagar (80 kg) entered semi-finals in their respective categories.