Tokyo 2020 Manipuris are tough, says Mary Kom after sensational opening-round win

TOKYO, Jul 25 Mary Kom is hungry for more. The 6-time world champion and the London Olympics bronze medallist is looking to win the elusive Olympic Gold in Tokyo and she made her return to the Games after 9 years in a sensational manner.Mary Kom stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the Flyweight Women's category after beating Hernandez Garcia, a 23-year-old from the Dominican Republic 4-1. Mary outpunched her opponent in the 3rd and final round after opening her bout on a cautious note. The 38-year-old ..

National Sports Day

IMPHAL, Jul 25 : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is organising National Sports Day 2021 from August 14 to 21 to encourage grassroots sports activities in the country.A press release issued by the All Manipur Football Association requested all DFA..

Major General Alok Naresh greets Mirabai Chanu

IMPHAL, Jul 24Major General Alok Naresh, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) has congratulated star weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for winning the first silver medal in weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the 49 kg category.The General officer ..

Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh lead India march

NEW DELHI, Jul 23Boxing great MC Mary Kom and Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh led the Indian contingent out as they marched through Tokyo's National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympics. The number of athletes who walked out for India was reduced to 19 due to Covid-19 restrictions. The athletes were clad in blazers with the name of the country on it. All the members of the contingent waved small Indian flags themselves in addition to Mary and Manpreet carrying the ..

Wishes to State's Olympic athletes pour in

IMPHAL, Jul 23Wishes and prayers to State athletes representing India at the Tokyo Games continued to pour in from various sections of the society.It may be worth mentioning that MC Mary Kom (boxing), Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (weightlifting), Likmabam Sushila (judo), Pukhrambam Sushila (hockey) and Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma (Hockey) will be competing in their respective events at the mega sporting event hosted by Japan.The Netaji Memorial Club in a message not only extended best wishes to the athletes ..

MPSC congratulates Ng Bala

IMPHAL, Jul 23Manipur Police Sports Club (MPSC) heartily congratulated Ngangom Bala on being named as the AIFF Women's Footballer of the year 2020-21.Ngangom Bala is currently playing for the Rangers FC in Scotland and had also received the award two years in a row in 2014 and 2015, noted MPSC's secretary in a press release.Bala is a member of MPSC and was with the MPSC team before she joined the Rangers FC last year, the release said.The club also wished success in all her endeavours and expressed ..

AMGA greets Ariha on becoming India's top aerobic gymnast

IMPHAL, Jul 23The All Manipur Gymnastics Association (AMGA) has extended its heartfelt greetings to Ariha Pangambam on becoming India's No 1 aerobic gymnast and being placed 17th in the World Ranking for the year 2021.Ariha, 17, was  born to Pangamba..

MOA performs prayer, wishes Olympic athletes

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Jul 21: The Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) has extended best wishes to 5 athletes in the Indian contingent for Tokyo Games 2020.A mass prayer led by the MOA president and members along with guardians of the State athletes was held today seeking blessing for the athletes at the association's office at Khuman Lampak.The association wished that MC Mary Kom (boxing), Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting), Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (Hockey), Sushila Likmabam (Judo) and S ..

3rd MK Classic Open Intl Taekwondo C'shipKangla Taekwondo Academy Thangmeiband bag 29 medals

IMPHAL, Jul 21The Kangla Taekwondo Academy Thangmeiband has fetched a total of 20 medals including 20 gold and 9 silver at the 3rd MK Classic Open International Online Taekwondo Championship 2021 held from July 16 to 19.The players who won gold medals in the poomsae and speeding kicking events of the championship, as per a press statement of the Kangla Taekwondo Academy Thangmeiband are as follows:Speed Kicking: Moiching Sahiruddin (Senior), Gaitri Khaidem (Senior) and S Malemnganba (Senior), Thangjam ..

National Webinar on India in Tokyo Olympics, 2020 organised

PIBIMPHAL, Jul 21 : A National level webinar on India in Tokyo Olympics, 2020 was jointly organised today by PIB, Imphal, the Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Imphal, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt of India and Department of Physical Educ..

AMFA congratulates Suresh Wangjam, Ngangom Bala

IMPHAL, Jul 21The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has congratulated Ngangom Bala Devi and Suresh Wangjam on being named as the AIFF Women's Footballer of the year 2020-21 and Men's Emerging Footballer of the year.While congratulating Bala who curr..

Wishes to State athletes at Tokyo Games pour in

IMPHAL, July 20 : National Sports Academy Khuman Lampak Sports Complex and Democratic Students' Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) have extended best wishes to all athletes from Manipur who will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics.May MC Mary Kom (women's boxing ..

4-Day Online Umpiring Crash Course from July 22

IMPHAL, Jul 20 : The Manipur Cricket Association is set to conduct a "4-Day Online Umpiring Crash Course' for 2 hours in the mornings and evenings from July 22 to 25.The course for the existing MNCA Umpires as well as for fresh candidates is set to be con..

W Manihar condoled

IMPHAL, Jul 20 : The All Manipur Volleyball Association (AMVA) has condoled the sudden demise of W Manipur Singh, former volleyball player due to Covid.An online condolence meeting was convened today, said AMVA in a press release.He represented Manipur in..

State players bag 9 medals in E-Kata National Karate Championship

IMPHAL, Jul 19Manipur players managed 9 medals including 4 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze in the E-Kata National Karate Championship which was organised by the International Shito Ryu Karate Federation India (ISKF-India) from July 14 to 16.The organisers rec..

AMSU extends best wishes to State athletes

IMPHAL, Jul 19The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has extended best wishes to the 5 State athletes who will be competing in various events at the Tokyo Olympics.5 players from Manipur making it to the Indian Contingent despite its small geographical are..

Aztecs Sports Manipur leads in producing professional boxers

IMPHAL, Jul 15As many as three pugilists groomed by Aztecs Sports Manipur have successfully participated in the 'ALL STAR PROFESSIONAL BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP' held at Marine Center, Mumbai on July 9 last.The event was organised by 'MARINE PRO-BOXING' which is recognised by the Professional Boxing Commission (PBC) and International Boxing Association (IBA), said a press release of Aztecs Sports Manipur.The three boxers who featured in the said professional boxing event are Raju Ke-isham, Bonjovi Nongmaithem ..

YAS Minister flags off 'blessing rally' for Olympic-bound athletes

Imphal, Jul 10 (DIPR)Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, Letpao Haokip  flagged off the ‘Blessing Rally’ for 5 (five) athletes from the State and also 1 (one ) athlete from Mizoram who will be participating in different fields in the..

Wrestling coach N Nonibala condoled

 IMPHAL, Jul 6: The Manipur Wrestling Association and the Community Recreation Centre Cum Library (CRCL), Ningomthong have condoled the untimely demise of Ningombam Nonibala Devi- a wrestling coach at SAI Akhara, Langhin in Assam on July 4.N Nonibala..

Manipur's Madhusudan elected KKFI vice-president

IMPHAL, Jul 5The present chairman of Manipur Amateur Kho-Kho Association (MAKKA), M Madhusudan Singh has been elected as the vice president of Kho Kho Federation of Indian (KKFI).The annual general council meeting and the election of the office bearers of the National federation was held at its office in New Delhi, said a statement of MAKKA.Madhusudan, who is a chief organiser at BASU, Khangabok is also the secretary of the East Zone Kho Kho Federation, it said.Madhusudan had been a joint secretary ..

Likmabam Sushila 5th from Manipur to get Tokyo Games ticket

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jun 23 : Judo player Likmabam Sushila has become the fifth Manipuri player set to represent India in the Tokyo Games 2020 as she qualifies for the biggest sporting extravaganza thanks to continental quota.The National Olympic Committee was informed about Sushila's qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Judo in the -48 kg category by the International Judo Federation on June 21.Sushila and a Punjab player were in contention for the continental quota  but Sushila ..

MOA celebrates International Olympic Day

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jun 23 : The Manipur Olympic Association has today celebrated 'International Olympic Day' with a simple function at its office.The programme organised with strict adherence to Covid SOP was attended by association's senior vice president, Dr GA Ibopishak Sharma, senior vice president Konsam Baruni and secretary, Sunil Elangbam as presidium members.Formation of International Olympic Committee, inception of modern day Olympics and its popularization with the growing number ..

Assign a celebratory day for Sagol Kangjei, appeals KDS

IMPHAL, Jun 23The Khangabok Development Society (KDS) has appealed the State Government to do the needful to help 'Sagol Kangjei' get a dedicated celebratory day in its name.The society in its press release shared that it does not need further explanation..

Athletes from NE India who have made it for Tokyo Olympics

NEW DELHI, Jun 22 A brief look at all the athletes from States in North East India who have made the cut for Tokyo in various sports Mary Kom, Tarundeep Rai and Mirabai Chanu By C.C. Chengappa Updated: 22 Jun 2021 1:04 PM From Judo to Boxing and Archery to Hockey, several Indian athletes hailing from States in North East India will be representing India at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Here is a brief look at their individual profiles. 1) Tarundeep Rai (Archery) : The Indian men's archery team ..

MH delegate organise blessing ceremonies

IMPHAL, Jun 22A delegate of Manipur Hockey (MH) led by Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam and Manipur Hockey president Basudev Singh visited residences of Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma and Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam today and extended best wishes to ..

Nilakanta Sharma makes it to 16-member Indian men's hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics

BENGALURU, Jun 18India on Friday named 10 Olympic debutants in its 16-member men's hockey squad for the Tokyo Games.Amit Rohidas, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay are the 10 players who will make their Olympic debut in Tokyo. The squad includes six seasoned campaigners - goalkeeper Sreejesh; midfielder Manpreet; defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, and Surender Kumar; and forward Mandeep Singh. ..

CM, hockey assns greet Nilakanta, Sushila

IMPHAL, Jun 18Manipur's Nilakanta was named among the Indian National Men's hockey team for the Tokyo Games a day after Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam made it to the women's squad.Manipur Hockey, in a press release congratulated both of the players for making t..

Sushila Chanu among 16-member women's hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics

MUMBAI, Jun 17Hockey India, on Thursday, announced a 16-member India women's hockey squad for the Tokyo Olympics, which begins next month.The squad strikes the perfect balance between continuity from the Rio Olympics 2016, and adopting a fresh approach for Tokyo. Eight experienced veterans have been named in the squad, while eight new players have been handed the chance to make their Olympic debut for Team India.The final squad includes Rani, Savita, Deep Grace Ekka, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, ..

Manipur Hockey greets Sushila

IMPHAL, Jun 17Manipur Hockey has expressed profound happiness over the selection of Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam in the  National women hockey team for Tokyo Games 2020.Manipur Hockey general secretary, in a press statement also congratulated all the oth..

AMFA updates bank details

IMPHAL, Jun 17The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA )has informed all clubs who are applying for inter district transfer or loan to make fee payment to the bank account of the association opened at SBI-Paona Bazar Branch (Ac no: 10383416076; IFSC : S..

NEROCA mourn demise of K Gope

IMPHAL, Jun 17NEROCA FC has condoled the demise of its former member Khomdram Gope Singh of Laipham Khunou Maning Leikai on June 16.NEROCA, in a condolence message, not only recalled the contributions of the former member but also prayed for his soul to r..

Review opening of KICs : Manipur Hockey secretary

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jun 16 : Secretary of Manipur Hockey, Seram Neken has drawn the attention of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister and the Chief Minister to look into the matter of opening of 16 Khelo India Centres, one each for one sports discipline in every district of the State under the Khelo India Scheme.Speaking to media persons on behalf of players and officials of apex controlling bodies of Archery, Athletics, Hockey, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling ..

Online refresher course from June 21

IMPHAL, Jun 13: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is set to organise an online refresher course for coaches with C License certificate from June 21 onwards, as a part of the revalidation process for coaches.The coaches to be divided into batches of..

Manipur Judo Assn condoles demise of coach Surchandra

IMPHAL, Jun 12The Manipur Judo Association has convened a virtual meeting to condole the untimely demise of Asem Surchandra today at 2 pm.A precious gem is lost with the demise of Asem Surchandra who was a reputed National coach and a referee, said Manipu..

Condolences pour in over demise of boxing legend Dingko

IMPHAl, Jun 11Condolences continued to pour in from sections of the society over the demise of boxing legend Ngangom Dingko yesterday.The Social Sporting Club, Sekta, in its condolence message mourned the demise of the late Asian Games gold medalist, reci..

MVCA mourns demise of RK Bidur

IMPHAL, Jun 11The Manipur Veteran Cricket Association convened a condolence meeting this morning at 8 am to pay tribute to its former advisor, RK Bidur of Nongmeibung Wangkheirak-pam Leikai who passed away on June 8 last.The members of the association obs..

Tuleswor among Indian team for ITF Senior World Championships

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Jun 10 : Thongbam Tuleswor Singh has been among the list of senior tennis players recommended to represent India in the 2021 ITF World Seniors Team Championships (50-55-60) to be held in Croatia from August 29 to September 3.Tuleswor, along with Gurdarshan S Ramana, Narayan Murthy Kothyala and Tikam Singh Panwar were recommended in the Indian team for the Fred Perry Cup (50+).Players for Austria Cup (55+) and Von Cramm Cup (60+) were also announced...

Review identification of KICs, appeals MOA

IMPHAL, Jun 9The Manipur Olympic Association has appealed to the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports to review the identification of Khelo India Centres (KICs) in 16 districts of Manipur.An emergency meeting of the executive council of the Manipur Olym..

KDBA elated

IMPHAL, Jun 8  : The Kakching District Badminton Association and badminton lovers of the Kakching district have expressed happiness over the allotment of Khelo India Centre for badminton to the district.The association, in a press release, welcomed t..

Sunil Chhetri brace hands India victory against Bangladesh

NEW DELHI, Jun 7India rode on a Sunil Chhetri brace to beat Bangladesh 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary joint round qualification round at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha.Courtesy the result, India moved to six points from seven matches, while Bangladesh are at two points seven matches. India next play Afghanistan in their last group league match on June 15.Sunil broke the deadlock in the 78th minute when he headed in Ashique Kuruniyan’s cross ..

Manipur Swimming Association extends wishes

IMPHAL, Jun 7 : The Manipur Swimming Association has congratulated Virendra Nanavati, executive director of Swimming Federation of India (SFI) on becoming the first Indian to be elected as a Bureau member of FINA (Fédération Internationale de Na..

MABA seeks clarification on basis of KIC allocation

IMPHAL, Jun 7The Manipur Amateur Boxing Association (MABA) has sought clarification from the authorities concerned over the basis of allocation of Khelo India Centres (KICs) across the 16 districts of  the State.The MABA in a press statement expresse..

IWDBA mourns

IMPHAL, Jun 2 : The Imphal West District Badminton Association (IWDBA) mourned the demise of its member Mongjam Pratap Singh on May 31, 2021.In its condolence message, the IWDBA said that Pratap participated in many State championships and represented Man..

88th Thang-Ta Revival Day

IMPHAL, May 30 : The Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association, Manipur in collaboration with Thang-Ta Maheikol, Yumnam Huidrom, World Thang-Ta Federation, Asian Thang-Ta Federation and Thang-Ta Federation of India observed 88th Thang-Ta Revival Day at Yumnam Hu..

TTA claims

IMPHAL, May 30 : The Table Tennis Association (TTA) Kakching has asked on what condition an approval was given to open a badminton centre in Kakching district under Khelo India, the national programme for development of sports. In a statement, the TTA sai..

Boxing Academy Nongada mourns

IMPHAL, May 28Members and players of Boxing Academy Nongada, in a press release expressed grief of the untimely demise of former coach of the Academy and Andro Boxing Academy, L Bijiya (Usharani) on May 26.The members and players of the academy also paid ..

AMVA condoles demise of E Khomei

IMPHAL, May 28The All Manipur Volleyball Association (AMVA) has deeply condoled the demise of National player Elangbam Khomei Singh from Thounaojam Yangdong in Kakching district due to Covid on May 26.Khomei was part of Manipur junior team which finished ..

AMFA informs

IMPHAL, May 28The All Manipur Football Association has informed ESU to nominate a person who will be responsible for club licensing matters for the women's team.AMFA informed the same to ESU which have qualified for the 5th Hero Indian Women League (IWL) ..

Mary Kom, Saskhi enter final of Asian Championships

DUBAI, May 27The Olympic-bound M C Mary Kom (51kg) and former youth world champion Sakshi (54kg) stormed into the Asian Boxing Championship finals after notching up gruelling victories in their last-four stage bouts here on Thursday.While six-time world champion Mary Kom prevailed 4-1 over Mongolia's Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg, two-time youth world champion Sakshi upstaged top-seeded Kazakh Dina Zholaman 3-2.However, Simranjit Kaur (60kg), also bound for Olympics, Monika (48kg) and debutant Jaismine ..

Manipur districts to have one Khelo India Centre each

IMPHAL, May 27As part of the Government’s vision to open 1000 new Khelo India Centres (KIC) in all States and UTs, with at least one KIC in each district of the country, the Sports Ministry has announced the approval of 143 new centres in 7 Indian States last week of which 16 will be in Manipur.The centres will be spread across Manipur’s 16 districts- Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal, Kakching, Chandel, Tengnoupal, Bishnupur, Churchandpur, Pherzwal, Kangpokpi, Senapati, Ukhrul, Kamjong, ..

Govt to open 143 Khelo India centres across seven States including Manipur

New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) The Sports Ministry has decided to set up 143 Khelo India centres across seven States with a total budget of Rs 14.30 crore in its bid to nurture talent at the grassroot level.These centres will be set up in Maharashtra, Mizoram, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.Each centre will be entrusted with one sports discipline.The Khelo India centres have been launched by the Sports Ministry in partnership with State Governments to ensure the availability ..

Renedy Singh’s crucial assist helps Covid-struck Manipur breathe

New Delhi, May 25Former India mid-field maestro Renedy Singh is working relentlessly to arrange oxygen cylinders and help Manipur win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.In his prime Renedy was known for his ability to put in inch-perfect balls for the strikers inside the box. His penchant for “assisting” when the chips are down has not changed even after a decade of having last played for the Blue Tigers.“It is a difficult time for everyone. Our frontline workers have been ..

Meiraba withdraws from third international tournament this month

IMPHAL, May 25 : Manipur's Maisnam Meiraba Luwang has withdrawn from as many as three major international senior badminton tournaments including Austrian Open to be held from May 27 to 30, in the wake of the COVID-19 second wave in the country.Ace shutler..

AMVA thanks for aiding former player

IMPHAL, May 25The All Manipur Volleyball Association has expressed gratitude to all who have extended monetary assistance to one ailing former National volleyball player.Friends and volleyball lovers of the State had contributed a sum of Rs 34,611 to aid ..

Bishnupur Dist Wushu Assn pays homage to late Master Bharat

IMPHAL, May 25The Bishnupur District Wushu Association has condoled the sudden demise of its former vice president Master Kh Bharat Singh on May 24.A condolence meeting was convened today in the presence of wushu players of the district and association of..

FIFA World Cup qualifiers 6 from Manipur selected for Indian team

Imphal, May 20 Six young football players from Manipur have been selected to be part of the Indian National team for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers in Doha, Qatar.In a memorandum issued by the All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) on Thursday, six players from the State are among the 28-member squad for India’s three forthcoming matches in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers slated to be played from June 3 onwards.The six players ..

MFA postpones annual general body meeting

IMPHAL, May 18The Manipur Fencing Association (MFA) has postponed its annual general body mlieting  which was scheduled to be held on May 25 until further notice.The meeting was postponed in view of COVID-19 pandemic, said MFA in a statement...

AMFA informs

IMPHAL, May 17 The All Manipur Football Association has informed all concerned to upload duly filled in Amateur Retention Form (Form 02) for the 'Amateur Players' in the first week of June for the season 2021-2022 without fail.The association in a stateme..

Manipur Kang Association condoles

Manipur Kang Association condolesIMPHAL, May 17The Manipur Kang Association (MKA) has condoled the demise of its former member S Tikendra Singh of Nambol on May 13.A condolence meeting in honour of the late soul was held at the Manipur Kang Association (M..

M Nilachandra condoled

IMPHAL,  May 14 : The veteran team players and officials of the Th Birachandra Singh Football Academy (TBSFA) have yesterday condoled the sudden demise of the academy's former veteran player Mutum Nilachandra on May 5.A condolence meeting was convene..

Applications invited for Hybrid Level-1 Coach Certification Course

IMPHAL, May 14The Manipur Cricket Association has invited applications from retired cricketers from Manipur for “Hybrid Level-1 Coach Certification Course” to be conducted by BCCI, NCA Teaching Faculty.The course will be conducted online for 6..

AMFA condoles

IMPHAL, May 13 : The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has condoled the demise of Laishram Engam Khuman @ Sana, an AFC-B License Coach of Uripok Khoisnam Leikai, todayHe was 48.In its condolence message, AMFA prayed for the departed soul to rest in ..

AMFA informs

IMPHAL, May 6 The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has informed all players and team officials intending to participate in tournaments/leagues organised by the association and its affiliated district associations to vaccinate all required doses of ..

1st Master Athletic Championship postponed

IMPHAL, May 6Masters Athletic Association Imphal West informed that the 1st Masters Athletic Championship, 2021 which was scheduled to be held from May 15-16 at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium has been postponed due to the second wave of the COVID-19  pan..

Ch Biren condoled

IMPHAL, May 5The Manipur Veterans Table Tennis Association (MVTTA) has condoled the sudden demise of Ch Biren Singh, former Internal Auditor and a senior veteran table tennis player on May 3.MVTTA, in a condolence note, recalled his simplicity and love fo..

Dr S Mani condoled

IMPHAL, May 4The staff of Sports Authority of India North East Regional Centre (SAI NERC), Takyel-Imphal mourned the demise of its former Director, Dr Salam Mani Singh.Dr Mani Singh succumbed to COVID-19 on May 2 at Bangalore.He was a prominent academician who not only served as a Professor at the Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) in Gwalior but also as the Registrar of the institute before he retired on December 18, 2001.Dr S Mani also served as the Director of the Department ..

AMFA informs

IMPHAL, Apr 27The All Manipur Football Association has informed 11 district associations to recommend 1 highest team of their top division for participating in the 24th Thangjam Birachandra Maipakpi Memorial Winners Cup 2021 on or before May 15.The associ..

Youth World Boxing C'ship Gold medallists Naorem Babyrojisana and Thokchom Sanamacha return to rousing reception

IMPHAL, Apr 25Naorem Babyrojisana Chanu and Thokchom Sanamacha Chanu who clinched gold medals at AIBA Youth World Boxing Championship 2021 in their respective categories were given a warm homecoming reception by the Mary Kom Boxing Foundation (MKBF) and their family members at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, today.Adhering to the COVID19 protocols, a short felicitation programme was also held at the Mary Kom Boxing Academy, National Game Village, said MKBF in a statement adding that the event ..

NEROCA FC announces partnership with Max Sports Academy

IMPHAL, Apr 25NEROCA FC has announced the club's exclusive partnership with the Max Sports Academy.Announcing its partnership, the office secretary of NEROCA FC, Rojit said that NEROCA FC looks to expand its business to other major cities in India through the association with the Max Sports Academy.The club has been focussing more in Manipur before and it's time to reach out to other States, he said while adding the club could not have got better partner than Max Sports Academy to carry its legacy ..

I have to go beyond the Chinese lifters and win gold in Olympics: Mirabai Chanu

NEW DELHI, Apr 25Nothing less than a gold will do for India's champion weightlifter, Mirabai Chanu, in the Tokyo Olympics as she seeks to break China's dominance and aura of invincibility in the sport."I don't want a silver in the Olympics, I want gold," declared the world record-breaking lifter during an interview with PTI.She is determined to do better than traditional powerhouse China and claim the top spot at the Tokyo Games.With North Korea withdrawing from the Olympics, it is likely to be a ..

W Mobicha elected as new IWDFA president

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 25 : W Mobicha Singh has been elected as the new president of the Imphal West District Football Association (IWDFA).The annual general body meeting and election of the office-bearers of the association for the term of fou..

IEDFA : H Sulanjoy emerges lone valid candidate for presidential post

By Our Sports ReporterThe Returning Officer to the election of office-bearers of the Imphal East District Football Association has today announced names of the validly nominated candidates after scrutiny of their nomination papers held today at the office..

Indian women boxers lord the ring at youth world championships with 7 gold medals

Kielce, Apr 23Indian women boxers, featuring in seven of the 10 summit clashes, performed magnificently to secure seven crowns in the World youth boxing championships here on Thursday.Gitika (48kg), Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg), Poonam (57kg), Vinka (60kg), Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) and Thokchom Sanamachu Chanu (75kg) clinched gold medals.While Gitika prevailed 5-0 over Poland's Natalia Kuczewska, Babyrojisana defeated Valeriia Linkova of Russia by a similar margin after a close opening round.Later, ..

MLKTTCS, AMHLL pay homage to martyrs of Khongjom War

IMPHAL, Apr 23The Apunba Manipur Huyen Lanlong Lup (AMHLL) also observed the day at 7.30 am at its head office at Wangkhei Thangjam Leikai, Ayangpalli Road and across its all branches by offering floral tributes to gallant Paonam Naol (also known as Paona Brajabashi) and other freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for Manipur's independence in 1891 (Anglo-Manipur War).Lights will be offered at its head office and branch offices at night-time in honour of the brave souls, said the AMHLL in a ..

Prize distribution programme for 'TARANG' festival held

Our CorrespondentNONEY, Apr 23 : The prize distribution function of Khoupum Sports and Cultural Festival 'TARANG' was held yesterday at Khoupum Valley with a limited number of attendees and strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.The festival was organ..

AMFA informs clubs to upload Amateur Retention Form

IMPHAL, Apr 23The All Manipur Football Association (AMFA) has informed all clubs and academies who registered their players as 'Amateur' to upload duly filled in Amateur Retention Form (Form 02) on CRS 15 days before the end of any season (before 15 May) ..

DFA Moirang postpones 1st Divn League final match

IMPHAL, Apr 23The District Football Association Moirang has indefinitely postponed the final of the 2nd L Kerani Memorial 1st Division Football League final to be played between SYC, Sagang and AKSA, Kwakta.The postponement came in view of the COVID-19 si..

Babyrojisana, Gitika clinch gold medals at World Youth Boxing Championships

Kielce, Apr 22Indian boxers Gitika (48kg) and Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) clinched gold medals in the youth world championships in Kielce, Poland, notching up dominating victories in the finals on Thursday.While Gitika prevailed 5-0 over Poland's Natalia Kuczewska, Babyrojisana defeated Valeriia Linkova of Russia by a similar margin after a close opening round.Gitika opened the proceedings for India and she grunted her way to domination, outpunching her hapless opponent. Also striking was Gitika's impeccable ..

Babyrojisana, Sanamacha Chanu and 6 others enter World Youth Championships finals

KIELCE, Apr 21Eight Indian boxers, including seven women, stormed into the finals of the Youth World Championships in Kielce, Poland, an unprecedented achievement for India.Three others from India settled for bronze medals.Indian pugilists have done enough to ensure it betters its performance during the 2018 edition of the competition, in Hungary, when it won 10 medals.The ones who made the finals, to be held on Thursday after a rest day on Wednesday, were Gitika (48kg), Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg), ..

Al Bashid stars as Al-Ameen secure Thoubal District T-20 Tournament title

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 21 : Al-Ameen, Lilong Bazar defeated WYC, Wangkhem by 26 runs to secure the title of the Thoubal District T-20 Cricket League Cum Knock Out Tournament organised by the Thoubal District Cricket Association at Moijing playground today.In the final match of the 6 team tournament staged today, Al-Ameen won the toss and chose to bat first.Riding on half centuries by Bashir (57) and Al Bashid (55), Al-Ameen posted an imposing total of 159 runs for 4 in 20 overs and then ..

Kak 2nd Divn League: FSC, RFC secure final round berths

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 21 : FSC, Kakching and RFC, Hiyanglam secured full points today to make themselves into the final league round of the 2nd Sh Rakesh Singh Second Division Football League-2021 organised by DSA Kakching.The first match of the day saw FSC beat FC Kakching Khunou 1-0 courtesy Sukash (32') for the Group A runners up spot and a final league round berth.Earlier, LMLCC, with two of two wins, emerged group winners and secured the final round ticket.Later in the day, RFC rode ..

Mr Saphaba contest postponed

IMPHAL, Apr 21The 8th edition of Mr Saphaba Contest 2021 which was scheduled to be held on April 25 at Oinam under the aegis of the District Amateur Body Builders Association (DABBA) has been postponed due to prevailing COVID-19 situation.The DABBA in a m..

AMFA postpones 1st FUTSAL tournament

Imphal, Apr 21The All Manipur Football Association has indefinitely postponed the 1st FUTSAL Tournament 2021 which was supposed to commence from May 2 in the wake of resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic.A new schedule will be fixed later on with the permission..

3rd MNCA Luwangpokpa Trophy CHAMP cruise to second win as PTRC, Model Club, THAU open winning account

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 20 : CHAMP, Khagempalli extended their winning run to two by beating Al-Ameen as PTRC, Patsoi; Model Club, Chingamakha and THAU, Thangmeiband secured their first group stage win in the 3rd MNCA Luwangpokpa Trophy today at Luwangpokpa Cricket ground, Luwangsangbam and Model Hr Secondary School and Oriental College playground.In the Group A match played at Luwangpokpa Cricket ground, CHAMP stacked up a total of 119 runs for 8 in 20 overs and held Al-Ameen to 101 for ..

PAMYAL beat YWC-L 1-0 to post third win on trot

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 20 : PAMYAL, Patsoi pulled off a narrow 1-0 win against YWC, Langthabal for the three straight victories in the 21st S Birendra Singh Memorial Super Division Football League today at Chajing Kangjeibung.Having beaten NC C..

Players and Referee Status Committee constituted

IMPHAL, Apr 20Players and Referee Status Committee of the All Manipur Football Association has been constituted today in an executive council meeting held today.As per a memorandum issued in this regard by the All Manipur Football Association, S Amutombi ..

Kakching 2nd Division League LMLCC rout FC Kakching Khunou 3-0 to finish Group A winners

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 19 : LMLCC, Langmeidong continued its form today to thump FC Kakching Khunou 3-0 for the second win and to finish Group A winners in the 2nd Sh Rakesh Singh Second Division Football League organised at DSA Kakching playground.Having overwhelmed FSC, Kakching by 5-2 goals in the Group A opener, the Langmeidong team were in complete control throughout the game. Lack of luck however held LMLCC back until O Sanathoi of FC Kakching Khunou netted into his own net in the ..

Many sporting events in Manipur postponed due to COVID-19

IMPHAL, Apr 19In compliance with the State Government's directive issued in view on the rising COVID-19 cases, many sporting events including being underway in Manipur have been postponed until further notification.The events which are postponed for time ..

Manipur Weightlifting Association lauds Mirabai

IMPHAL, Apr 19: The Manipur Weightlifting Association, Imphal has congratulated Padma Shri Saikhom Mirabai Chanu who secured a bronze medal in 49 kg during the Asian Senior Men and Women Weightlifting Championship held at Tashkent, Capital city of Uzbekis..

NC Club, SKYC share spoils

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 19 : NC Club, Khonghampat and SKYC, Sekmai shared a point each today in the 21st Birendra Singh Memorial Super Division Football League Tournament after the two sides drew blank today at Chajing Ground.The two sides had s..

CYCLONE, TCMDC extend winning run in 3rd MNCA Luwangpokapa T-20 Trophy

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 19 : TCMDC, Thongju and CYCLONE, Thangmeiband secured second successive group stage victories today at Luwangpokpa Cricket ground in the 3rd MNCA Luwangpokapa T-20 Trophy.TCMDC who have beaten PSC, Khuyathong in their ope..

3rd MNCA Luwangpokpa T-20 Trophy YWC-L, RCT, CRAU register win

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 18 : YWC-Langthabal, RCT-Malom and CRAU-Khamnam Bazar  emerged victorious in today's league matches of the 3rd Luwangpokpa T-20 Trophy organised by Manipur Cricket Assocition at two venues viz-Luwangpokpa Cricket Ground at Luwangsangbam and Model Hr Secondary School and Oriental College ground.In the Group A league match staged today at Luwangpokpa Cricket Ground, YWC registered second straight victory by edging past PSC, Khuyathong by 28 runs.YWC, riding on ..

Thoubal 1st Divn Football Legaue tourney kicks off

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 18 : HKSSA, Haokha Kiyam Siphai were held to a 2-2 draw by PALYC, Phundrei in the opening match of the 1st Division Football League Tournament organised the District Football Association Thoubal.The tournament is participated by 6 teams.The opening match was a neck and neck competition with both the sides sharing almost similar possession and scoring chances. With Donaldo finding the breakthrough in the additional time of the first half (40+2), the Haokha Kiyam Siphai ..

Suraj's brace guides TYDA to Bpr Second Divn League title

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 18 : TYDA, Toubul banked on Suraj W's brace to carve out a 4-2 win against LYLL to seal the title of the 15th Late N Balananda Singh Memorial 2nd Division Football League 2021 today at Mini Stadium Bishnupur.The tournament was organised by District Sports Association Bishnupur and participated by 11 teams clubbed into two groups.In the final, W Suraj scored a brace (3', 28') before K Langanglung (39') and K Rohit (69') added a goal each. LYLL's goals were on the other ..

Meiraba PC edge out Samadon Ayangba 4-3 as 1st IW Dist Polo Tournament gets underway

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 18 : Meiraba Polo Club saw off Samodon Ayangbam by 4-3 goals to move into the last 8 round of the 1st Imphal West District Polo Tournament which kicked off today at Awang Potsangbam Khullen Makha Lampak.The 13 team tournament (knock out basis) is organised by the Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association.The opening match saw Meiraba Polo Club starting the game with a bang with L Dhaneshor starring with four goals but had to face a nervy end as Samadon Ayangba made ..

Bikram wins men's singles crown in L Bihari Memorial TT tourney

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 18 : MPSC's Laishram Bikram has claimed the men's singles title in the 1st State Level Laimayum Bihari Sharma Memorial Table Tennis Tournament organised under the aegis of District Table Tennis Association Imphal East at UYO Community Hall, Bheigyabati Leikai.In the final, L Bikram subdued Yumnam Subashchandra of Imphal West 12-10, 11-7, 11-8, 11-5 to lay his hands on the gold medal.Meanwhile, the youth boy's singles crown of the tournament went to E Thomas of Imphal ..

Many congratulate Mirabai on her world record feat

IMPHAL, Apr 18With Mirabai setting world record in clean and jerk with a record lift of 119 kg en route to her bronze medal at the Asian event, many personalities including Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju; Chief Minister N Biren and ..

CHIKL hold YDO in IW Super Divn League

By Our Sports ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 18 : CHIKL, Lilong Chajing played out a 1-1 draw with YDO, Kwakeithel Lamdong today in the ongoing 21st S Birendra Singh Memorial Super Division Football League 2021.Playing at the Chajing Awang Leikai Ground, YDO started..

Th Helen Junior Boys Open Kabaddi Tournament from April 28

IMPHAL, Apr 18The Chirai Union Club (CUC), in a statement, has informed that the 1st State Level Th Helen Devi Cash Prize Junior Boys Open Kabaddi Tournament will be held from April 28 to 30, 2021 at its ground under the aegis of State Kabaddi Association..

Sub-Jr Girls Inter Club Football tourney rescheduled

IMPHAL, Apr 18 : The 3rd Wahengbam Iboton Memorial Sub-Junior Girls Inter Club Football Tournament 2021 which was supposed to begin from April 19 has been rescheduled and will begin from April 21 due to unavoidable circumstances.Revised fixture will be is..