3rd NE Games : Manipur secure 10 medals including 6 gold in Wushu, 15 boxers in medal round

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 20 : Holders Manipur intensified their campaign for the overall team champions collecting as many as 49 medals till the third day of the 3rd North East Games being hosted by Nagaland Olympic Association.
With medals coming in from Wushu, Table Tennis, Pencak Silat, Archery, Badminton and Sepaktakraw, Manipur contingent have so far won 20 gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze medals.
Wushu : Manipur amass 6 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze
State Wushu team (Sanda) won as many as 6 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals on the last day of the competition held in Sovima.
 K Ichal (45 kg), L Kalpana Chanu (48 kg) and B Tamphasana (52 kg) all struck gold medal in women's competition as Y Arnold (60 kg), Th Malemnganba (65 kg) and L Boyton (70 kg) finished on top in the men's competition.
In the meantime, S Rohit (75 kg) and K Bidyasagar (80 kg) suffered final defeats to settle for silver medals as Ng Hrangaolou (52 kg) and M Wangba (56 kg) lost in semi-finals to settle for bronze medals.
Victor, Pari and Sophia bag gold medals in Pencak Silat
The third day of the games saw P Victor Meitei (55-60 kg) and S Pari (65-70) winning gold medals in the men's Tanding competition as S Sophia secured women's Tanding gold for 60-65 kg category.
Y Kiran in the meantime secured a silver medal in the men's 50-55 kg Tanding event as A Sarjubala (65-70 kg) and N Premita (70-75 kg) bagged bronze medals in the women's Tanding event.
In all, Manipur has won as many as 6 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals in the Pencak Silat competition which will conclude tomorrow.
Sepaktakraw : Manipur register two gold medals
Manipur swept gold medals in the men's team and doubles event as regu team reached final today.
In the team event, Manipur defeated Assam 15-6, 15-11 in first regu; 15-12, 11-15, 15-12 in the second regu to seal the gold medal as doubles team beat Mizoram 17-16, 15-4 to win the other gold medal.
Manipur's regu team will play Assam in the final tomorrow.
Badminton: Manipur win women's team event gold
The day also saw Manipur win the women's team event gold medal as men finished team event runners up to win a silver medal.
Manipur defeated Assam 3-0 to win the women's team event title as the men's team suffered 0-3 loss to hosts to settle for a silver medal.
Manipur win 2 silver, 1 bronze in athletics
Manipur won two silver and 1 bronze medals in athletics at IG Stadium in Kohima today.
Kh Romajit sealed a silver medal finishing second in the men's 10000 m race. He took 32:09.04 (32 minutes 9.54 seconds) to finish behind Sikkim's Damber Kumar Basnet who clocked 31:55.68 to seal the gold medal. Nagaland's Wede Tmero finished third taking 32:11.29 to secure the bronze medal.
Oinam Sanajaoba in the meantime secured a bronze medal in the men's 400 m race with a time of 50.43 seconds. Assam's Munna Kumar Brahma (49.12 seconds) and Sikkim's Sumiran Chettri (49.40 seconds) secured the gold and silver medal in this competition.
The other silver medal was bagged by Takhellambam Johnson, Moirangthem Ashnichandra, Md Duad Khan and Mayengbam Alken in the men's 4x100 m relay who took 44.09 seconds to finish second.
Nekhoto Tinyi, Rongsenmeren, Kevichutuo Lhoungu and Neiketloulie Belho of hosts Nagaland took the gold with a time of 42.77 seconds as Meghalaya team of Repol Dkhar, Henry Yoga, Kyrshanlang Shylla and Renaldi Dhar sealed bronze medal with a time of 44.23 seconds.
With this Manipur has won as many as 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in Athletics.
State TT athletes bag 1 silver, 3 bronze
Manipur Table Tennis team won as many as four medals including a silver medal in the competition held at Multidiscipline Sports Complex in Sovia.
The women's team of Chanambam Narashini, Laishram Sumila, Ankita Sanjenbam and Huirongbam Senerita bagged the silver medal with a heartbreaking 0-3 final loss to Assam today.
Meanwhile the men's team comprising Ksh Senegal, Yengkhom Khelendrajit, Ningthoujam Coleman and Laishram Vikram went down 1-3 to Mizoram in the semi-final to win a bronze medal.
Ch Narashini and H Senerita also bagged a bronze medal with a 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 4-11 loss to Assam's pair of Anushna Das and Richa Sharma in a women's doubles semi-final clash.
Khelendrajit-Senegal pair also suffered a 0-3 semi-final loss to Assam to win the other bronze medal.
Boxing : 15 assured of medals
As many as 7 men and 8 women boxers have entered semi-finals in their respective weight category to assure at least 15 medals for Manipur in the boxing event.
The day saw Thoicha beat Veronika of Meghalaya 5-0 to seal a place in the women's 48 kg semi-final as Rosemary sealed a semi-final berth in the women's 52 kg competition with a walkover win. Sovi Jajo in the meantime secured an RSC win in the first round against her Sikkim rival in the 60 kg category and Shilky earned a walkover win against her Mizoram rival.
Archers add 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze on Day 3
State archers also won one gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals today to swell State's tally in Archery to 4 gold, 3 silver silver and 3 bronze medals.
L Rosy won the gold medal in the women's individual Indian Round event. Compatriot W Maheshwory finished third in the same competition to seal a bronze medal.
Meanwhile, L Shilheiba bagged the silver medal in the men's individual Indian Round event.
Volleyball : Manipur extend winning run
Manipur extended their winning run to two games in the group (B) competition of the volleyball event with a 25-14, 25-19, 25-12 win over Tripura today. Manipur will play Mizoram in the last league match tomorrow.
Basketball : Manipur register second win on trot
Manipur men's basketball team have registered two victories in the competition being underway at Tetso College in Sovima.
Manipur defeated Sikkim 71-63 in the first match before securing a comfortable 78-43 win over Arunachal Pradesh in the second match.