Nagaland Olympic: Kohima, Wokha and Dimapur shine in taekwondo

Abu Metha and Pele Khezhie with the taekwondo medalists during an awards ceremony at the D Khel Indoor Stadium in Kohima on Wednesday. EM pictures

Our correspondent
Kohima, Aug. 24 (EMN):
The 2nd taekwondo event of the Nagaland 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games held at D Khel Indoor Stadium in Kohima culminated on Wednesday evening.

Kohima (three gold, one silver and four bronze), Wokha (one gold, four silver and two bronze) and Dimapur (two gold, three bronze) led the tally medals in the two-day event.

Youth Resources and Sports (YRS) Additional Director Megulhou Dolie, who graced the closing ceremony as a special guest, congratulated the players and said they had the potential to excel at national and international level .

The District Sports Officer and Deputy Chief of Mission of Wokha District for Nagaland Olympic, K Libemo Jami also gave a short speech.

Earlier, Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) Secretary General Abu Metha also watched the event, said taekwondo is a game of discipline and advised players to work hard, be determined and be consistent.

He also highlighted the life story of Mirabhai Chanu and told the players to be inspired by Chanu saying that to get medals on the highest platform, you have to put in extra effort.

Nagaland Taekwondo Association (NTA) President Pele Khezhie gave the closing speech.

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