On Rio Olympic Games

On Rio Olympic Games

On Rio Olympic Games

Written By: / Articles / Tuesday, 19 July 2016 17:00

By : Tarangchhen Sapam
The most awaited Rio Olympic Games which is going to start from 5th of August and will conclude on 21st of August.  The entire nation has begun their preparation to participate in the game and India is also giving special attention to that athlete who has been qualified for the Rio Olympic game. The entire nations are even started researched on the atmospheres condition of the Rio to succeed in the game. Around ten thousand athlete will participate in the 306 event in 26 different games from the 207 teams has been aiming to win the medals. The newly independence nation Casaba and south Sudan will be their maiden voyage in the game and will be an interesting for the audience. And there is interesting taste of the game is that there will be a Refugee Olympic Athletes team for war prone country.
The players of the Manipur are also representing India in coming Olympic game which is conducted every four years gaps. After debuting in 1984 by Manipur player the world has been recognised our supremacy. The Lao angel game of 1984 in which Pangambam Nilkamal was participated in Indian hockey teams as goal keeper and has been remain as unforgettable moment of us. Small state like Manipur’s player that able to participate is like knowing our sprite in sport to the world.  In upcoming games, 6 players player from Manipur are participating and this is the highest number of participation till now by Manipuri players. In 1984 – Nilkamal, 1988- Thoiba, 2000-Sanamacha, Dingku, Suresh and Brijishori, 2004- Kunjarani and Sanamacha, 2008- Bombela and Tombi, 2012-Devendro, Bombela, Sonia, Marry Kom and Kothajit were participated respectively in the game so far. In the year 2012, 5 players were participated and interesting is Marry kom brought Bronze medal in boxing event. 
In coming Rio game, 6 players from Manipur will be witness participating India in the event including Bombela in Archery, Mirabai in weightlifting, Sushila and Anuradha in women hockey team, Kothajit and Chinglansana in Man hockey team. A proud thing of us is that among 6 players, Bombela is representing consecutively 3 times in the Olympic in archery event. And one more proud of us is Sushila is representing as captain of India women hockey team. The India women hockey team is qualified in the game after almost 36 years of gap and give captain to a Manipuri player and is an indication of recornization of Manipuri player sprite. Many wishes are pouring from various section of the state and state government would announce incentive award and best wishes to the player. It is the high time for us when compare with other states. The quality of Manipur can be easily able to recognise by intellectuals even seeing population and geographical area.

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William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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