Nagaland Taekwondo team wins 14 medals at Kukkiwon cup

Correspondent Kohima, Jun 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/7/2019 12:55:23 PM IST

The Nagaland taekwondo team won 14 medals (10 gold, one silver and 3 bronze) at the three day long 3rd Kukkiwon cup, Indian International Taekwondo Championship 2019 championship held at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi.

Team coach Visabiu Peseyie informed that the team added eight more medals to the tally on the third day, while a gold medal was won on Thursday evening by Lhuvosayi Swuro in sub junior category.

700 participants from neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Afghanistan and Bhutan took part in the championship. 

The state team took part in pee-wee, sub junior, cadet, junior and senior category during the championship. 

In pee-wee category, both Lensethong Tikhir and P. Athongti won a gold medal each in under-21 kg and under-24 kg.

In sub-junior category, Lensethong (21 kg), Lhuvosayi Swuro (27kg), Thongti Thonger (35 kg) T. Kiutsu Yimchunger (44 kg) bagged a gold medal each while Manhei Konyak had to settle for a silver medal in under 25 kg.

In the cadet category, Tenloi Phom (33 kg) won a gold medal, Thinokhoto Nakhro (45 kg) and Hinglakpo bagged a bronze medal each. 

In junior category, Keyinchigongbe (55 kg), Vilabizo Nagi (59 kg) and Zakieneikho Peseyie (63 kg) bagged three gold medals while Repinkiu N. Tikhir (51 kg) won a bronze medal. 

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