Medals galore for hill districts at Manipur Olympics

Our correspondent
Imphal, Aug 29 (EMN):
Senapati district managed to win 13 medals including three gold, four silver and six bronze on the fourth day of the 2nd Manipur 2022 Olympic Games underway at 16 venues across the state since August 26 .

On Monday, wushu players from Senapati District, Hrangaolou (48kg) won silver in the 48kg category while Willington and Loli Rakuyio Sanwibou Challai won bronze medals in the 65kg and 70kg categories respectively.

Earlier, the district won three golds in athletics – two golds by H Ngaopulou in 5,000 meters (15:47:26sec) and 10,000 meters (32:55:37sec) and one by Kushal Agustus in jumping in male length (6.53 m) .

The other three silver medalists from the district are H Hriipune (women’s long jump), Taiba Boniface (high jump) and Lovingson (men’s Japanese judo).

The other bronze medals were won by Rakheveio Limai (shot put), PS Kholourai (Mukna men 80 kg), Dupola Raong (Japanese women’s judo 46 kg) and Duni Joshophine (Japanese women’s judo 44 kg).

Ukhrul district has so far secured 16 bronze and 3 silver medals. The silver medals came from fencing and athletics while the bronze medals came from judo (2), shooting (6), karate (1), fencing (5), athletics (1) and boxing (1).

Although Churachandpur district men’s football team lost to Imphal East district team in a tie-break (1-3) in the last game of the Games which was played at the field artificial football near the sports complex of Khuman Lampak, a young girl Hatnunnem Haokip from the district of churachandpur won three medals including two silver (50m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke women) and one bronze (100m breaststroke women) in swimming.

This 13-year-old Class VIII student from Maria Montessori School in Imphal began her swimming career in 2019 after participating in the seasonal swimming course at the DM college pool.

The second edition of the Manipur 2022 Olympics will end on Tuesday.

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