2nd NE Games: State taekwondo players shine, win 11 medals to bring total to 80 – The Sangai Express

By our journalist
IMPHAL, Nov 13: State taekwondo players continued to dazzle at the 2nd North East Olympics hosted by Meghalaya Olympic Association in Shillong adding another 11 medals including 6 gold on Day 4 regional games.
The gold medals won today for Manipur in the senior division taekwondo events are Naoroibam Jina (46 kg), Sapam Nancy (53 kg), Loktongbam Yaiphaba (58 kg), Priyanka Leitanthem (62 kg), Soibam Jina (+62 kg) and Pebam Teyson (80 kg).
Meanwhile, Thokchom Inaobi (49 kg), Binita Laishram (57 kg), Moirangthem Poreihanba (68 kg) and Pukhrambam Johnson (74 kg) were able to win a silver medal each in Manipur while Moirangthem Sanahal (63 kg) won a bronze medal.
In judo, Roshibina won gold in the 44 kg event while Manipur Leima won silver in the 34 kg event. N Matou (40 kg), Th Rahil (40 kg), N Nanao (45 kg) and Jijin Lamkang (50 kg) were able to win bronze medals for Manipur today.
Swimming: Swimmers add 1 silver and 2 bronze
The mixed relay team consisting of Brassjam Jessica, Dekalu Th Panmei, Sarungbam Athouba and Laikhuram Ricky won silver in the 4x50m freestyle with a time of 1:59.34 while Sarungbam Athouba won bronze in the 50 m butterfly in 26.91 seconds. Dekalu Th Panmei also won a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly in 34.29 seconds.
Athletics: National athletics team records 13 medals
The fourth day of the games saw Manipur win 13 medals in athletics. The gold medals won in these events are M Alken (400 m race), N Chaoba Devi (1500 m race), Manaobi (5000 m race) and A Anjilla (long jump).
H Ngaopulou (10,000m race), Dauad Khan (100m race), S Arnold Meitei (800m race), O Alson (shot put) and T Russia (3000m race) also won a medal silver in Manipur while RK Tejkumar (100m), Ng Chingulembi (400m, 800m) and Y Tokyo (1,500) won a bronze medal each.
Shooting: State shooters bag 2 gold, 2 silver
Yaiphabi with Irengbam Reema and Sylvia Loukrakpam amassed 1599 points to claim another gold medal in the women’s team 10m pistol event. The men’s team of Kunyson Tonambam, Khagemba Loukrakpam and K Prem Singh collected 1634 points to settle for the silver medal in the men’s 10m team pistol event as the Assam team won the gold medal. In the men’s 10m 10m pistol individual event, Kunyson Tonambam clinched a silver medal with 550 points. In the Women’s Individual 50m Rifle Prone event, Shamurailatpam Tulky Devi shot 563 points to claim a gold medal before earning a bronze medal with N Sonia and Jyotika Laishram in the Women’s 50m Prone Rifle event.