Manipur boxer Laishram Sarita to make her pro debut on Jan 29 at Imphal

IMPHAL, Jan 12: History beckons Indian Boxing. Former world and Asian champion, L Sarita Devi, boxing icon from Imphal, will mark her plunge as India’s first woman boxing professional when she takes on seasoned Hungarian Zsofia Bedo in her first bout in Imphal on January 29, organisers announced today. A new chapter to the combat […]

IMPHAL, Jan 12: History beckons Indian Boxing. Former world and Asian champion, L Sarita Devi, boxing icon from Imphal, will mark her plunge as India’s first woman boxing professional when she takes on seasoned Hungarian Zsofia Bedo in her first bout in Imphal on January 29, organisers announced today. A new chapter to the combat […]

Sadar Hills Half Marathon 2016 Galllery

Sadar Hills Half Marathon 2016 was held on 16 January, 2016 in order to raise funds and awareness for Dr CG Crozier Community Park, Kanggui which is an environmental awareness project for greener Kanggui  and GREENER MANIPUR. The event was co-sponsored by European Manipuri Association – a Manipur diaspora group based out of London. Lien

Sadar Hills Half Marathon 2016 was held on 16 January, 2016 in order to raise funds and awareness for Dr CG Crozier Community Park, Kanggui which is an environmental awareness project for greener Kanggui  and GREENER MANIPUR. The event was co-sponsored by European Manipuri Association – a Manipur diaspora group based out of London. Lien

Felicitation of Thaovi V, Gold Medallist World Martial Arts Council Games 2015

A grand felicitation programme was held in appreciation of the four state players including the lone world champion from the district who got gold medal in the World Martial Arts

A grand felicitation programme was held in appreciation of the four state players including the lone world champion from the district who got gold medal in the World Martial Arts Council Games, 2015, an open championship and festival, Bangkok, Thailand that had started since 12 till 22 March.

Hundreds of supporters comprising of public leaders, politicians, students, villagers, well-wishers, friends from Senapati and the valley gathered at Tulihal Airport, Imphal to recieve them.
More than 30 vehicles from Senapati join the victory march from the airport to Senapati headqaurter.

Source: Herald Today

 

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Thaovi V in traditional attires. Fecilitation of Thaovi V -Gold Medalist  World Martial Arts Council Games Bangkok
Fecilitation of Thaovi V -Gold Medalist  World Martial Arts Council Games Bangkok
Fecilitation of Thaovi V -Gold Medalist  World Martial Arts Council Games Bangkok
Fecilitation of Thaovi V -Gold Medalist World Martial Arts Council Games, Bangkok

Manipur Lad Wins Gold at 1st World Martial Arts Council Games

A Manipur lad, Thaovei V Soto, from Senapati District Manipur, bagged gold medal in the 1st World Martial Arts Council Games Festival held at Bangkok, Thailand. The young lad struck

A Manipur lad, Thaovei V Soto, from Senapati District Manipur, bagged gold medal in the 1st World Martial Arts Council Games Festival held at Bangkok, Thailand.

Manipur lad Thaovei V Soto, from Senapati District, bagged gold medal in the 1st World Martial Arts Council Games Festival held at Bangkok, Thailand.

Manipur lad Thaovei V Soto, from Senapati District, bagged gold medal in the 1st World Martial Arts Council Games Festival held at Bangkok, Thailand.

The young lad struck gold in his first outing in the 65-70Kgs category after knocking out his Uzbekistan opponent in the final. He defeated opponents from Iran, Kazakhstan and Brazil in the earlier bouts to reach the final.

The young martial arts star had a hard time going to the games despite repeated success at national and zonal level for the last one year under his coach Khekho Moses, a former martial art medalist. State government’s apathy forced the young lad to meet his own expenses, and with some help from well-wishers and Senapati District Olympic Association Manipur (SDOAM).

The golden boy will be given a grand reception on his return, according to SDOAM. He will be received at Imphal International Airport on 21st March and victory march will be held till Senapati District Headquarters Indoor Stadium, where a grand reception will be held in the presence of Deputy Commissioner, SP, civil bodies, tribe Hohos, students, fans and well wishers.

Programme for the reception event includes words from the gold medallist and dignitaries.

 

Source: The Hornbill Express

AIFF`s Women Footballer of the year: Ng Bala

By Samarjit Yen The state women football team is undergoing hectic preparation under the watchful eye of Coach, Langam Chaoba for the ensuing 35th National Games in Kerala this month.

By Samarjit Yen

The state women football team is undergoing hectic preparation under the watchful eye of Coach, Langam Chaoba for the ensuing 35th National Games in Kerala this month. Imphal Free Press requested Ngangom Bala Devi, the 25-year-old skipper of the team for a brief chat, to which she happily agreed. She recently got the coveted title of `Best Footballer of the Year 2014`™, awarded by the Asia International Football Federation. Born to Ngangom Manihar and Ng (O) Memma Devi of Irengbam Mamang Leikai of Bishnupur District, Bala has three siblings.

It is almost the same story with other women footballers of the state. Bala started playing football among the boys of her locality from an early age. Currently an employee of the Manipur Police Department, amidst her demanding schedule as a sportsperson, she has completed her graduation from Oinam College of Nambol in science stream.

Her first foray into the game at the National level was taking part in the Under-19 Women`™s Championship held in Assam in 2002. There she was declared the best player of the championship. Being a striker of the team, Bala plays swift attacking football. She was awarded with the same title in the following year as well, held in Uttaranchal in 2003.

There has been no looking back for Bala. In 2003, Bala was the best scorer in the U-17 Women National Championship. Her first international play was in Korea republic in AFC`™s U-17 held in 2005. She was declared the `Best Player`™ in the 1st South Asian Football Federation Women`™s Football Championship held in Bangladesh in the year 2010. This was Bala`™s first international title.

She also achieved the `Best Player`™ title in the 15th Senior Women`™s Championship 2007 held in Orissa. Again in the same year, Bala was the `Best Goal Scorer`™ in the 20th Senior Women`™s Championship held in Assam by scoring 29 goals in 7 matches.

IFP: How`™s the preparation going on?

Bala: We are confident of winning the gold medal in the National Games. Though we haven`™t got enough time for coaching and practice, it could have been better the camp is conducted for at least three months. In that way we can be more equip on the tactical part of the game as well the dynamics of the team. But we are ready to give excellent performance.

IFP: We wish you good luck. Tell us; under whose coaching did you started playing in the state and the national level?

Bala: Thank you. Well, I started playing under coaches like Jogeshwor and Shyam for the state level tournaments. For the national level, I played under coach Ekendro. They have been helping me in shaping up my football career.

IFP: And what about family support?

Bala: I should say I have been lucky to a have a family who encourage me so well in taking up sports as a career. On top of that my father was also a footballer. He has been encouraging me to play football since I was young.

IFP: Could you share your view on women football in the state?

Bala: To be frank, the state is now facing shortages of women footballers. I think one of the important reasons is there is less number of football tournaments for women as compared to man. It is true that Manipuri women dominate in Indian football, but on the other hand we need more tournaments to groom the youngsters. To simply put, we need more encouragement in various aspects. Women footballers are not getting enough encouragement as compared with male.

IFP: A few tips to the upcoming women footballers`¦

Bala: Dedication, discipline, and respect for the game. One should always try to learn from the instructors and the seniors, if not it is hard to succeed.

Manipur’s Jennifer Luikham wins singles championship at ITF Grade 4 tennis tournament at Chennai

Jennifer wins singles championship at ITF Grade 4 tennis tournament at Chennai   Gurgaon’s budding tennis prodigy 14 year old Jennifer Luikham has won her second carrier ITF U18 Singles

Jennifer wins singles championship at ITF Grade 4 tennis tournament at Chennai

 

Gurgaon’s budding tennis prodigy 14 year old Jennifer Luikham has won her second carrier ITF U18 Singles title at YMCA TTT – ITF Juniors Grade 4 tournament at Chennai on August 30th 2014 by defeating Nandini Sharma 6-3 1-6 6-2 in finals

 

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Jennifer Luikham

Jennifer sailed smoothly to finals without loosing a set. She beat Arushi Kakkar 6-3 6-3 in round 2, Tanushri Vale 6-4 6-4 in pre quarters, Chinese YeXin Ma 6-3 6-3 in quarters and former U16 national champion Vanshika Sahanai 6-1 6-1 in semi finals

 

This win will help her move to below 350 rank in ITF Juniors worldwide. Jennifer had earlier won her first ITF Junior title at grade 5 tournament at Indore in April 2014

 

Jennifer, student of class 9 at Little Angel Sr Secondary School at Sonipat is training under India’s most prolific coach Aditya Sachdeva at Team Tennis’s high performance academy at Siri Fort in New Delhi

A tribute to Glasgow Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Laishram Sarita !

Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games – Manipur’s Laishram Sarita has to settle for Silver Medal after she lost to Australian boxer Shelley Watts in the Final of Women Boxing Light (57

Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games – Manipur’s Laishram Sarita has to settle for Silver Medal after she lost to Australian boxer Shelley Watts in the Final of Women Boxing Light (57 – 60 Kg) category. But the fact that Laishram Sarita bounced back from motherhood (her son Tomthil is not even 1 yr old) to win silver at such sporting event is no mean achievement. She was ‘Mother Courage’ personified.

Check updates about Manipuri players at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: http://kanglaonline.com/2014/07/manipur-in-glasgow-2014-commonwealth-games-live-updates/

 

Laishram Sarita - A mother and a Silver Medalist !

Laishram Sarita – A mother and a Silver Medalist !

 

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100 Crore Sports University to be set up in Manipur : Union Budget 2014

Indian government has finally stood up for the cause of Sports in India. FM Arun Jaitley pointed out that India has failed as a country to introduce sports in its

Indian government has finally stood up for the cause of Sports in India. FM Arun Jaitley pointed out that India has failed as a country to introduce sports in its main-stream academic activities. To remedy the situation, Modi government will set up national-level Sports Academies for major games in different parts of the countries.

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For accomplished athletes at junior and sub-junior-levels, academics with international-level training facilities will be set up in India. Sport Academies for Shooting, Archery, Boxing, Wrestling, various Track and Field events and Weighlifting have also been announced.

To nurture the sporting talent of Jammu & Kashmir, budgetary allocation of Rs 200 crore has been made. These funds will be used to build international-level sports stadiums for indoor and outdoor sports in the state. Northeast states have received a gift of a Sports University at Manipur in Union Budget 2014. Rs 100 crore has been allotted for the purpose.

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To promote unique sports traditions of the Himalayan Region, annual games events will be organized in J&K, northeastern states, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Bordering Himalayan countries like Nepal and Bhutan will also be invited to participate in such events.

Rs 100 crore has especially been allocated to train sportsmen and sports women of India for upcoming Asian and Commonwealth Games. Jaitley has also announced a Centre for Disability Sports to empower differently-abled persons to live a life of dignity in a more inclusive society.

Source: http://www.prepsure.com/news/union-budget-2014-education-sector-jaitley-announces-national-sports-academies-sports-university-at-manipur/

Mary Kom, Sarita Win Gold At 6th Asian Boxing Championship

New Delhi: Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi of Manipur, on Sunday, clinched gold medals in the 6th Asian Boxing Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, helping India finish a…

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New Delhi: Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi of Manipur, on Sunday, clinched gold medals in the 6th Asian Boxing Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, helping India finish a…

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Mary Kom, Sarita In Semi-final of 6th Asian Women Boxing

NEW DELHI, March 22 (PTI): Five-time world champion Mary Kom today entered the semifinals of the 6th Asian Women Boxing Championships, defeating Nandinsetseg Myagmardul of Mongolia 14:11 on points in…

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NEW DELHI, March 22 (PTI): Five-time world champion Mary Kom today entered the semifinals of the 6th Asian Women Boxing Championships, defeating Nandinsetseg Myagmardul of Mongolia 14:11 on points in…

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Manipur Overall Champion In 57th U-17 National School Games Taekwondo Championship

GUWAHATI, Feb 5 – Manipur, with 35 points, won the overall championship in the 57th U-17 National School Games Taekwondo Championship which concluded at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium,…

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GUWAHATI, Feb 5 – Manipur, with 35 points, won the overall championship in the 57th U-17 National School Games Taekwondo Championship which concluded at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium,…

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Manipur State League: SSU Scripts Maiden Win

IMPHAL, Sep 14: SSU, Singjamei recorded its maiden victory in the 6th Manipur State League football tournament with a 3-0 demolition of winless YDO, Konjeng Lamdong at Khuman Lampak Main stadium…

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IMPHAL, Sep 14: SSU, Singjamei recorded its maiden victory in the 6th Manipur State League football tournament with a 3-0 demolition of winless YDO, Konjeng Lamdong at Khuman Lampak Main stadium…

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Manipur State League: SSU Scripts Maiden Win

IMPHAL, Sep 14: SSU, Singjamei recorded its maiden victory in the 6th Manipur State League football tournament with a 3-0 demolition of winless YDO, Konjeng Lamdong at Khuman Lampak Main stadium…

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IMPHAL, Sep 14: SSU, Singjamei recorded its maiden victory in the 6th Manipur State League football tournament with a 3-0 demolition of winless YDO, Konjeng Lamdong at Khuman Lampak Main stadium…

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Four Body Builders Selected For National Trial Of Asian Body Building Championship

Imphal,Sep 12 : Altogether four body builders of Manipur were selected by the Manipur Amateur Body Builders Association to take part in the national trial being conducted by Indian Fitness and Body…

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Imphal,Sep 12 : Altogether four body builders of Manipur were selected by the Manipur Amateur Body Builders Association to take part in the national trial being conducted by Indian Fitness and Body…

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DM College Arts And Manipur University Reach Inter-College Final

IMPHAL, Sep 6: DM College of Arts will clash against Manipur University for the title of the A Pratap Singh Memorial Inter College Football Tournament on September 8 at 1 pm. In seminal matches…

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IMPHAL, Sep 6: DM College of Arts will clash against Manipur University for the title of the A Pratap Singh Memorial Inter College Football Tournament on September 8 at 1 pm. In seminal matches…

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Manipur State League 2011: NISA Rout USA 3-0

IMPHAL, Sep 4: Former champion NISA, Thangmeiband maintained its winning streak in the 6th Manipur State League football tournament with a 3-0 rout of USA, Khurai in its fourth match of the…

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IMPHAL, Sep 4: Former champion NISA, Thangmeiband maintained its winning streak in the 6th Manipur State League football tournament with a 3-0 rout of USA, Khurai in its fourth match of the…

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FIFA Team Inspects Laying Of Artificial Turf In Imphal

IMPHAL, Aug 24: Apart from slow pace of drain works around the site selected for laying of artificial turf at the RAU ground near Lamlong bridge, the ongoing bandh/strike on both the highways have…

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IMPHAL, Aug 24: Apart from slow pace of drain works around the site selected for laying of artificial turf at the RAU ground near Lamlong bridge, the ongoing bandh/strike on both the highways have…

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Hockey Manipur Slams Manipur Olympic Association

Imphal, July 31: Hockey Manipur has come out strongly against the Manipur Olympic Association. The outburst came about after the formation of two hockey organisations — Hockey Manipur and Manipur…

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Imphal, July 31: Hockey Manipur has come out strongly against the Manipur Olympic Association. The outburst came about after the formation of two hockey organisations — Hockey Manipur and Manipur…

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Suranjoy Dedicates Arjuna Award To Late Mother

NEW DELHI, July 27 (PTI): Still regretful of the time he spent away from his late mother while she battled cancer, star Indian boxer Suranjoy Singh today dedicated his Arjuna award to her and said it…

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NEW DELHI, July 27 (PTI): Still regretful of the time he spent away from his late mother while she battled cancer, star Indian boxer Suranjoy Singh today dedicated his Arjuna award to her and said it…

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