Nagaland wins 15 medals in Open International Taekwondo Championship

Coach Visabiu Peseyie along with managers and the medalist at New Delhi on December 3.

Coach Visabiu Peseyie along with managers and the medalist at New Delhi on December 3.

Kohima, December 4 (MExN): The Nagaland Taekwondo team has won 15 medals (12 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze) at the 3rd India Open International Taekwondo Championship-2023, which concluded on December 3 evening at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India.

An update from the coach stated the following medalists won in the respective categories:  Peewee category - gold medalist are David M for U-25 kg, Shiusithong for U-27 kg and Shiuthong for U-29 Kg; sub junior category - gold medalist are Hatsukum for u-33 kg, Pauziechangbe herie for u-45 kg; cadet category, Lensethong for u-41 kg and Wongpangthong for u-45 kg; junior category gold medalist - Manong AT Konyak for u-45 kg, N Tenloi Phom for u-48 kg, T Kiutsu for u-59 kg, and Nnumhei for U-63 kg; In senior category, Hinglakpo -gold medal in u-54 kg.

The silver medalist was Vilabizo Nagi for U-63 kg in the senior category, bronze medalists were P Athongti for U-45 kg in the Sub-Junior category and Humuyo Chizo for U-35 kg in the Freshers Sub-junior category. 

The team was led by Coach Visabiu Peseyie with Keneingulie and Khrieto as the managers. The three-day event saw Egypt, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Republic of Congo, and India participating in the championship. According to the event, the competition was under the concept of ‘Taekwondo for all,’ allowing participation of all genders and ages from those under four to those over 60 years old.