Chief minister N Biren Singh congratulated five Jeet Kune Do players who clinched gold medals in the recently concluded international championship Jeet Kune Do held at Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 27 to 30.

In his congratulatory message on August 2, the CM said that the whole state feels proud of the three Jeet Kune Do players for their feat in the championship. Such achievement has once again proved to the world that Manipur is the sports powerhouse of India and the state can be rightfully claimed to be the sports capital of the country.

Expressing hope that the Jeet Kune Do players would bring more laurels to the country and the state, the CM conveyed his best wishes for their future career and competitions.

Ningshung Hungyo, Mashungngam Horam and Nimreiso Khodang from Ukhrul won gold medals in senior weight category while Keisham Lanchenba Singh and Omnivash Oinam from Thoubal won gold medals in sub-junior weight category.

Around 600 athletes from nine countries participated in the championship. India was represented by 8 players of which 5 were from Manipur. The team from Manipur was led by M Ibomcha. All the 5 players from Manipur won gold medals in the championship.

Ningshung Hungyo is presently working as a coach for Wushu and Jeet Kune Do and is also a certified national referee for the said disciplines.

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