3rd NE Games : Manipur sweep 7 gold medals in Sepak Takraw


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By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 21 : Manipur swept 7 gold medals in 8 Sepak Takraw events to post as many as 28 gold, 19 silver and 21 bronze medals till Day 4 of the 3rd North East Games being hosted by Nagaland Olympic Association.
Having won the men's team and doubles titles yesterday, Manipur clinched men's quadrant and regu competition titles today. Women's team also excelled to win three goals, one each in the team event, doubles and quadrant before settling for a silver medal in the regu event.
Athletes add 1 gold, 1 silver on Day 4
The fourth day of the games saw Manipur winning one gold and one silver medals in Athletics to make it a total haul of 2 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals in the discipline.
N Alex won Manipur the gold medal for the day finishing top in the men's 800 m race with a time of 1 minute 58.18 seconds as Kh Romajit who secured a silver medal in the men's 10000 m race won another silver medal by finishing second in the men's 1,500 m race with a time of 15 minutes 44 seconds
Priyadarshini, Charlie, Bope win gold in Taekwondo
Taekwondo players also contributed as many as four medals on Day 4 of the games with Mayengbam Priyadarshini (46 kg) and Salam Charlie (53 kg) clinching gold medals in women's events and P Bope adding a gold medal from the men's 63 kg event. Kharibam Chanchan in the meantime won Manipur a bronze medal in the women's 63 kg category event.
Eight enter boxing finals
As many as 8 boxers- three women and five men, cruised into the finals today to boost gold medal hopes in this edition of the NE Games.
The women boxers who assured themselves at least a silver medal by registering semi-final victories are Bhumabati (50 kg), Bindiya (63 kg) and Shilky (75 kg).
The men boxers who made it to the final are Chinglemba (51 kg), Jackson (54 kg), Kingson (57 kg), Chinglemba Moirangthem (63.5 kg) and Rahul (85 kg).
Five more medals in Pencak Silat
Manipur concluded the Pencak Silat campaign at the games with a rich haul of 6 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze medals.
The last day of the competition saw Manipur's A Ruhit (80 kg) and Y Sumanta (90 kg) bagging silver medals as Premkumar (85 kg), Basantakumar (95 kg) and N Opesh (100 kg) settled for bronze medals in Tanding events.
Volleyball : Manipur reach semifinal
State volleyball team made it to the semi-finals of the volleyball competition despite a straight sets loss (17-25, 14-25, 21-25) to Mizoram today in a crucial Group B group competition.
With the result, Manipur finished group runners up and will play Group A winners Assam in a semi-final clash tomorrow.
Football : Manipur secure 1-0 win over Assam, book semi-final berth
Manipur earned their place in the men's football semi-final  with a 1-0 win over Assam in a crucial Group stage match to finish runners up.
The lone goal that helped Manipur seal the victory was scored by W Sadananda in the added time of the first half.
Badminton : Ksh Maheshwari enters women's singles final
Manipur's Ksh Maheshwari will face off against Assam's Shantipriya Hazarika in the women's singles final.
Maheshwari reached the final with a 21-10, 21-7 win over Laldingpuii of Mizoram in a semi-final clash today.
Earlier in the day, Jomi Singam suffered a 10-21, 10-21 semi-final loss to Saitluangpuia Sailo to settle for a bronze medal.
Mixed doubles team of L Unil Kumar and Ksh Maheshwari also settled for a bronze medal with a 12-21, 25-23, 14-21 loss to Mizoram pair of C Lalremsanga and Lalrempuii in a semi-final match. Men's doubles team of H Rohen Kumar and RK Alen also bagged a bronze with a 16-21, 21-18, 11-21 loss to Nagaland's Teichang Herie and Peramrisi Zeliang in a semi-final clash.