As part of the Manipur State Olympic Games 2022 held at different parts of the state, Thoubal district hosted the matches for Volleyball and Kabaddi at Heirok Part II, along with Kho kho and Mukna at Khangabok on Saturday.
Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) president and Heirok assembly constituency MLA Thokchom Radheshyam visited the Volleyball and Kabaddi games held at Heirok Part III, Thoubal, and encouraged the players to play with the true spirit of sportsmanship.
In the women’s’ volleyball game, Senapati district defeated Imphal West in 2.0 sets, Ukhrul defeated Bishnupur district in 2.0 sets, and Kangpokpi district team defeated Tamenglong district team in 2.0 sets as well.
And in the men’s’ volleyball game, Chandel district team defeated Tamenglong team by 2.1 sets, Thoubal district defeated Senapati district by 2.0 sets, Bishnupur defeated the Churachandpur district by 2.0 sets, and Imphal East defeated Ukhrul team by 2.1 sets. Further matches could not be conducted due to heavy rainfall.
While, in the men’s’ Kabaddi match held at YSC Ground at Heirok Part III, Kakching district team defeated Imphal East team by 53-35, Imphal West team defeated Thoubal team by 31-23, Imphal East team defeated Ukhrul by 35-18, and Imphal West team defeated Bishnupur team by 26-16.
And in the womens’ Kabaddi game, Thoubal district team defeated Imphal East team by 37-26, and Imphal West defeated Ukhrul 41-9.
Meanwhile, Kho kho and Mukna games were kicked off at BASU Ground at Khangabok, Thoubal district. The event was attended by Khangabok assembly constituency MLA Okram Surjakumar as the chief guest, Thoubal district deputy commissioner A Subash as the president, along with SP Jogeshchandra Haobijam, North East Zone Kho Kho Federation president Rajiv Prakadh Baruah, Khangabok Zilla Parishad president Kh Rajmohon, and MOA vice presidents Kh Baruni and M Chourjit.
On the occasion, MLA O Surjakumar extended delight at Thoubal district hosting the four sports of the State Olympic Games. He credited the sports association and organisation of the district for making the feat possible.
During the first day, Tengnoupal district defeated the Imphal West team by 12-10 in the men’s Kho kho game, while in the women’s Kho kho game the Imphal East team defeated the Thoubal district team by 7-5. The Kho kho game was divided into four pools.
In the Mukna game of under 48 kg category, N Sanathoi of Kakching district scored gold, K Mukesh of Thoubal district secured silver and K Nongpok of Imphal East secured the bronze medal. For the Mukna game for above 48 kg to 52 kg category, Y Damen of Bishnupur district scored gold, Kh Rakesh of Thoubal district secured silver and N Iranjit secured bronze medal.