Manipur will participate in as many as 23 disciplines in the upcoming 36th National Games, 2022 to be held at Gujarat from September 29 to October 12, 2022.
This was announced by Manipur Olympic Association general secretary Sunil Elangbam during a press conference at Olympic Bhavan, Khuman Lampak on Sunday evening.
“We calculated a 400 strong contingent from the state comprising 300 athletes and rest others from officials and media persons,” Sunil Elangbam said.
The Manipur contingent will be led by MOA vice president K Baruni Singh as Chief-de Mission, he said.
Of the 36 disciplines to be competed in the Games, Manipur will participate in Archery, Football (M and W), Yogasana, Rowing, Canoe and Kayaking, Skate Board, Lawn Ball, Shooting, Cycling Road, Weightlifting, Judo, Fencing, Wushu, Wrestling, Boxing, Triathlon, Squash Rackets, Athletics, Badminton, Gymnastic, Aquatic and Cycling Track, he mentioned.
The venues for the events are Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Delhi. The venue at Delhi will host a Cycling Track, he said.
The MOA secretary also added that the selection of Wushu players made by the Ad-hoc Committee for the Games had been cancelled as the Wushu Association of India had released a list of names, according to their national ranking, to participate in the National Games. So, the tangling issue of selection of players had been finally put to rest for the better, he added.
A total of 21 Wushu players had been cleared by the Wushu Association of India, which included five players selected by Ad-hoc Committee earlier. Six Wushu officials including Th Lalitchandra as Taolu Coach, S Sunildatta as Sanda Coach, K Surjit as Sanda Manager, M Bimoljit Singh as Sanda Coach, K Premibala Devi as Wushu Manager and K Tarunbala as Taolu Coach will accompany the team.
He further said, the coaching camp for the athletes will commence soon involving residential as well as non-residential.