Nlumrai Hegwang and Keduovilie Zumu with the international bronze medal.
Kohima, June 18 (MExN): Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) wrestlers – Keduovilie Zumu and Nlumrai Hegwang won bronze medals at the International Sports Festival – “Pearl of Kyrgyzstan” (belt wrestling) held in Cholpan, Ata Kyrgyzstan.
Informing this in a statement, NWA President Dr. Hiabe Zeliang and General Secretary Vilekho Bio said Hegwang competed in the under 80kg category and Zumu competed in the 80+kg category representing the Federation. Indian Traditional Wrestling and Pankration (AITWPF) at the International Sports Festival. , which ended today.
Both, who are also part of the Nagaland DGP sports team, earned bronze medals in their respective categories, the NWA said.
About 10,000 sportspeople from 30 countries take part in the sports festival which features more than 30 different sports disciplines with judo and belt wrestling as main events, they said.
Meanwhile, the NWA congratulated Zumu and Hegwang for their achievement in the discipline of belt wrestling at the VI International “Pearl of Kyrgyzstan” Festival Championship.
Additionally, the AITWPF Senior Vice President extended his warm congratulations to the two wrestlers and the NWA on behalf of the Federation for making the country proud.
The two medalists will arrive in Nagaland on June 21 and their congratulation program will be organized in due course, NWA informed.