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Nagaland wins 5 medals on day two in 23rd North East Games 2008-09
Correspondent Kohima, Feb 5 (NPN):
Published on 6 Feb. 2009 1:44 AM IST
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Nimpo Konyak gave the first medal for Nagaland on day two (Thursday) day at 23rd North East Games 2008-09 currently on in Agartala. She won a silver medal in 800 meters in women event. Nagaland added another two bronze medals in athletics events. Ghokhuvi bagged a bronze medal in 5000 (M) events and Zhovinuo stood third in women Long Jump event. Informing the results over phone from Agartala, Nizheto Awomi, chef-de-mission said, that in Boxing men events, eight pugilists from the state entered the semi-finals and now are assured eight more medals. In boxing event, according to the rules, both the losing semi-finals are awarded bronze medals. Nagaland women bagged silver medal in women’s Badminton team event, after losing to Assam 0-2 in the final. In men’s event Badminton Nagaland lost to Assam 1-2 in a thrilling final and settled for silver medal. Nagaland can still expect more medals in badminton in singles men’s and women’s event, a participant from Agratala told over phone. In Judo event, Nagaland won two and lost two, one each in men’s and women’s events respectively. The medal hopes in TT, how depends on the individual singles, while the team is out of medal contention. Talking over phone, Teisobou Sekhose, deputy chef-de mission, who is at Kailasahar and Dharmanagar, 200kms from Agartala, in-charge of football and weightlifting events of Nagaland, disclosed that in men’s football Nagaland lost to Mizoram 0-2 , while in women Nagaland lost 0-7 to Manipur. The results of Weightlifting are awaited till the report was filed. Ten events football, weightlifting, judo, table tennis, gymnastics, athletics, swimming, badminton, hockey and boxing will be held during the meet, with about 1,100 players from eight states of the North East have assembled in three town’s of Tripura - Agartala, Kailashahar and Dharmanagar - are participating in the four-day 23rd North East Games 2008-09.

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