Manipur lands four more gold medals at National Games
Imphal, October 1 (EMN): Manipur won four gold medals and two silver and bronze medals on day three of the current 36e National Games in Gujarat today. Manipur stands at 6e position in the medal tally with 6 gold, 3 silver and bronze until this report was filed.
The cycling gold medal was won by Brassjam Ronaldo Singh in the men’s 1km time trial, while the second gold medal was won by Bindyarani Ddevi Sorokhaibam in the women’s 59kg weight class . Bindyrani lifted a total of 194 kg – 83 in snatch and 111 kg in clean jerk. Second place in women’s weightlifting 59kg was won by Popy Hazarika from Assam, while third place was won by Davinder Kaur from Punjab. On her performance, weightlifter Bindyarani said that she started performing in 59kg as there was no category for 55kg in national games this time.
“After I came back from training camp in the United States, I really didn’t have enough time to train. But I will go to the necessary training for the next world championship in December,” she added. Two more gold medals were brought by Ch Ranju Singh Skateboard Street (Roller Sports) and Kh Rejiya (Cycling-3km Individual Pursuit), while foil fencing players L Anita won silver and her colleague N Mina managed to get a bronze medal.
On the other hand, cyclist Ronaldo also let it be known that he was happy with the result of the day’s time trial.
“I will be concentrating for the world championship in Paris which starts on October 12,” said cyclist Ronaldo, who recently made history by becoming the first Indian to win a silver medal in the Asian championship.
The state’s second silver medal was won by cyclist M Sonali Chanuin in the women’s 500m time trial, while bronze was won by T Manorama Devi in the women’s 10km race .
However, state weightlifting coach L Monika expects a minimum of 5 medals including two weightlifting medals. Likewise, fencing coach W Ibomcha of the state is also expecting 6 medals as two of the players competed in the final of the foil events today.
On the second day of competition on Friday, weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Devi won her home state Manipur’s first ever gold medal in the women’s 49kg weightlifting competition. Her compatriot from Manipur state Kh Sanjita Chanu won silver, while Sneha Soren from Odisha settled for bronze.
With over 300 athletes, coaches and officials, Manipur competes in 21 sports disciplines in the 36e National Games in Gujarat from September 29 to October 12, 2022.