Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh won 14 medals, including four golds in the North East Zonal Khello India Wushu Women’s League recently held in Imphal, Manipur.
Arunachal, with 36 points from four gold, three silver and seven bronze medals, also emerged as the second runner-up in the event with host Manipur the winner, followed by Assam.
All eight Northeastern states competed in the NE zonal qualifying event.
While Yarna Rosni won two gold medals, Gyamar Kana and Nomi Tamut each won gold in the major event.
Takam Chumchi and Lucy Miuli won silver medals, while Takam Chumchi, Tai Yamak, P Martina Wangjen, Gyamar Yatup, Gida Kamir, Mercy Ngaimarg, Mepung Lamgu and Toko Apung each competed with bronze medals.
The state’s wushu team was led by All Arunachal Pradesh Wushu Association (AAPWA) president Tach Tadar along with coach Tai Yamak and manager Tai Yatang.
Bamang Ampa and Tai Kaya also represented the state as civil servants.
The Arunachal contingent had also managed to win 10 medals in various events of the 31st Senior National Wushu Championship held at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir from October 28 to November 2.
While Nyeman Wangsu had won three gold medals in the Gunshu, Chang Quan and Daoshu events, Onila Tega had managed to win gold in the Sanda competition.
The other medalists were Mepung Lamgu (2 silver in Taiji Quan and Taijijian), Mercy Ngaimong (1 silver in Jianshu and 1 bronze in Taijijian), Realu Boo (1 bronze in Taijijian) and Gyamar Yatup (1 bronze in Sanda).
The team was also named the 2nd runners-up in the Taolu event.
AAPWA general secretary Abo Lukham and treasurer Taring Liyak led the team as coach and manager respectively in the Sanda event.
Arunachal’s Wushu players train under M Premcandra Singh.
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