All Manipur Working Journalists’ Unions (AMWJU), Manipur bags all the medals in Badminton events in the 7th North East Media Sports Festival 2015 held today in the Harthigar indoor stadium, Guwahati.
Manipur team bags men’s team event, women’s single, men’s single winner & runner up in the Arobindo Buragohain Memorial Badminton Championship held today in the morning, the only two medals of the badminton event was taken by the Prag news of Assam & DDK, Guwahati.
Imphal Times player, Nongmaithem Reena Devi representing AMWJU beats Aruna Chanu of DDK, Guwahati 11 – 8, 11 – 9 to open the first medal for AMWJU. This is the first time that AMWJU woman has bagged any medal in women badminton event since its inauguration of the NE sports meets. Sonia of AMWJU lost to Aruna Chanu of DDK, Guwahati in the semi final and N. Reena beat Rima of prag news, Assam in the second semi final.
In the men’s event final of the Arobindo Buragohain Memorial Badminton Championship held today in the morning, AMWJU team defeated Prag news of Assam by 2 games to 1 game. I. Ibobi of AMWJU lost to Manab Bora of Prag news by 11 – 9, 11 – 3, 8 – 11 in the first final match. In the second match, N. Vikramjit beat Asip Chutia by 11 – 6, 11 – 9. In the deciding match of the team event, Manipur pair Ibobi and Vikramjit beat Manav and Chutia pair by 11 – 7, 13 – 11 to clinch the winner.
All together, 14 women from Assam and Manipur participated in the championship & 29 men in the men’s badminton events.
7th north east media sports festival 2015 is organized every year by the Assam sports journalists union. During this festival, Cricket, football, badminton & chess competitions will be held and the prizes will be distributed on 30th December 2015.
Chess competition is going to start from 28th December at Guwahati town hall.
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