Northern Angami Sports Association (NASA) on Saturday were crowned as the overall champions of the 50th Angami Sports Association (ASA) sports meet by bagging a total of 70 medals.
NASA won 27 gold, 31 silver and 12 bronze. Southern Angami Sports Association (SASA) with 31 medals (11 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze) finished second followed by Western Angami Youth Organisation (WAYO) 7 medals- 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze and Chakhroma Youth Organization (CYO) 4 medals- 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.
On the closing day, in U-16 wrestling, Neikerhezo Zhünyü (WAYO) clinched the champion title by overpowering Menuolelie Chüpuo (NASA). Seyievizo Metha (NASA) and Kevizetuo Kuotsu (WAYO) finished in third and fourth positions respectively.
NASA also emerged as the winner, in the traditional trumpet blowing competition while in war cry, SASA bagged the first place followed by CYO and WAYO in second and third positions.
In folk tune competition, WAYO secured the first position while SASA and NASA finished in second and third places.
In the meet, Neiketoulie Belho, who won four gold medals bagged the Men’s individual champion award and in women’s category, Abeino Neihu emerged as individual champion in athletics with three gold and two silver medals.
600 participants participated from- NASA, SASA, WAYO and CYO participated in the week-long meet. Both outdoor and indoor events and traditional games were conducted during the meet which began on February 14.
Earlier, the wrestling event was graced by Khriehu Liezietsu MLA. Addressing the participants, he said that wrestling continues to be the favourite sport in Nagaland drawing some of the biggest crowds.
He said during ancestral times, Naga wrestling was not just a game back then, but also a way to resolve conflicts during the olden days and was also used to forge relationships between within tribes.
Earlier on Friday, the senior wrestling event was graced by chief minister, Neiphiu Rio.