Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wushu team prepped for 8th NE Open Martial Arts c’ship

GANGTOK, 14 May: A nine-member Sikkim Amateur Wushu Association [SAWA] team is all set to represent Sikkim in the 8th North East Open Martial Art Championship to be held at Imphal in Manipur from 17 to 20 May. The state team accompanied by Binita Rai as coach and OS Singh as manager will be leaving on Thursday for the championship.
The team has Som Bahadur Tamang in 65 kg, Badal Rai in 60 kg, Dinesh Rai in 56 kg and Ashu Lama in 60 kg of junior category, while the sub-junior category has Rakesh Singh in 48 kg, Yogesh Chettri in 36 kg, Ashish Gupta in 40 kg, Arjun Tamang in 32 kg and Royal Gurung in 40 kg.
Mr Singh informed that in the last edition of the championship at Kokrajhar in Assam, Binita Rai and Arjun Tamang had won Best Fighter trophies for the state and this time also all martial artists were all set to win more medals for the state.

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