Tuesday, October 4, 2022

7th Nagaland Street fitness in Kohima


The 7th edition of the Nagaland Street Fitness was held at Sokhriezie Park, BOC, here on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters, one of the organizers, Yanpvuo Kikon said this edition had witnessed more participation in comparison to the previous years as over hundred attended the one-day sporting event.
He said that the event was all about the fitness community promoting each other, which also was a get together of fitness lovers from across the state.
Kikon hoped to continue inspiring and motivating the youth of Nagaland to live a healthy lifestyle through the event.
While there was no age or weight category, competitions included arm wrestling, free squats, tug of war, and push-ups.
28-year old Imliyanger Aier who won the men’s free squats category, recalled how he started his fitness journey way back in 2016 when he was in the final year of college.
Since then, he said, there was no turning back for him. Following his dreams so far, he said that he started a gym at his native village earlier this year.
Speaking about the importance of fitness, he said “After starting my fitness routines, I have realised that both in my personal and public life, working out has given me peace of mind. And I believe that working out gives you, not just good physical health but also your mental well-being too”. 51 year old Merenla, winner of push ups (women) also said that fitness was important. Daughter of a body builder, the mother of two recalled following her father’s footsteps in fitness.
As being fit has helped her, she said that she would continue to follow the fitness lifestyle even in the days to come.
Body builder Keneilelie Sorünuo, popularly known as Kenei Sorü, who was one of the judges for the Best Physique contest said that it was motivating to see many fitness enthusiasts turn up for the event.
Following the pandemic, he said that fitness had become a necessity for everyone and that it was no longer a luxury but a priority.
In the women’s squats category, Peiheitele emerged as the winner while Julia Khing secured the runner up position. In men’s squats, Imliyanger Aier won the category followed by Atsi Viyie.
In the push-up (women), Merenla emerged as the champion while Peteheile secured the second position.
In the men’s category, Atsi with 93 push-ups emerged as the winner followed by Medovizo Belho (91).
As for the men’s arm wrestling Vethozo Lohe emerged as the winner of both right hand and left hand categories while Kuvumerü emerged as the runner up in left hand while Huluyi was the runner-up in the right hand category.
In the Women arm wrestling category, Razucilu Lohe emerged as the winner while Loreni Tsanglao secured the second position.
In the Best Physique competition Talimoa from Star gym was adjudged the winner followed by Solomon from Wolves gym.
In the tug-of-war (strongest gym competition among seven gyms), Battleground Unisex Gym emerged as the champions while Star gym secured the second position.