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Venuzo defends CAWA wrestling title

Correspondent Kohima Jan 21 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/21/2020 9:52:02 AM IST

Reigning champion Venuzo Dawhuo defended his title for the third consecutive time after defeating Besuhveto Cümu in the final bout of 28th Chokri Area Wrestling Association (CAWA) Championship held at Thenyizumi village local ground under Phek district on Tuesday. 

Venüzo Dawhuo of Thenyizu village defeated his opponent in two straight bouts to take the title and walked home with a cash prize of Rs 80,000 sponsored by the host village.

The first runner-up Besüveto of Phüsachodü village received Rs. 60,000 sponsored by Veswupoyi Theyo, 

Vekuyi Medeo (Phüsachodü) and Medozho Kapü (Thenyizu) in third and fourth position received 

Rs 50,000 sponsored by Thejongoyi Theyo and Rs 40,000 sponsored by CAWA respectively.

In the under-16 category, Ozho Kezo of North Kikruma emerged as the champion after defeating Vesayi Tetseo of K. Basa in the final. Vehüto Keyho (Chetheba) and Mhasezo Chuzho (Thipuzu) secured the third and fourth positions respectively. 

Khriehu Liezietsu, MLA graced the tournament as chief guest while the Zhothisa Dawhuo, director of Nagaland State Lotteries was the guest of honour.

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