All India Inter SAI Karate Championship STC Naharlagun dominate day 2, sweep 10 medals to take comfortable lead


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By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 7 : SAI Training Centre (STC)- Naharlagun (Arunachal Pradesh) dominated the kumite events on the second day of the All India Inter SAI Karate Championship being hosted by SAI NERC Imphal at STC Khuman Lampak to add 10 more medals including 5 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze to their tally.
With today's haul of 10 medals, STC Naharlagun have amassed 13 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals to take a big lead against second placed STC Imphal which managed only 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals today to make it 8 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze.
 Athletes from STC Shillong (Meghalaya) and Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) also produced impressive performances to add 7 medals each ( same 4 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals) to their tally today.
STC Naharlagun's Mesu Mangkhya and Anju Pangia sealed the cadet girls' -42 kg and -59 kg category gold medals respectively today as their compatriot Neelam Yamin got the better of STC Imphal's W Saya for the -48 kg category gold medal.
Suni Londa also won a gold medal for the Arunachal Pradesh centre in the cadet girls' -53 kg category defeating Ananya Singh of Jabalpur in the final while N Nishita of STC Imphal settled for the bronze medal.
STC Naharlagun's July Tabbri clinched the centre's fifth gold medal by defeating P Yohenba of STC Imphal in the cadet boys' -50 kg final.
In the meantime, Ujjwal Kaushik of STC Jabalpur clinched the cadet boys' -61 kg category gold beating Mayank Deshwal of STC Meghalaya in the final while Harbia Tana of STC Naharlagun grabbed the bronze medal.
Jarem Aiak  of STC Shillong claimed the cadet boys' -68 gold before Inlumlang of STC Shillong sealed junior girls' -42 kg title beating Apoorva Tiwari of STC Jabalpur in the final.
Daphshisha of STC Shillong won another gold medal for the centre beating STC Jabalpur's Riya Sondhiya in the junior girls' -48 kg category final while Lokham Dobi of STC Naharlagun settled for the bronze medal. Kynjaiwn L Mawna of STC Shillong also won a gold medal defeating Kipa Yaya of STC Naharlagun in the junior girls' -53 kg final.
The day also saw STC Jabalpur's Vishnu defeating S Toni of STC Imphal for the junior boys' -53 kg title before his compatriot Jaythepe beat STC Naharlagun's Ram Langu in the -68 kg category final.
The lone gold medal for STC Imphal was earned by Bloodlee who defeated Harshit Sharma of STC Shillong in the junior boys' -61 kg final.
The championship will close tomorrow.