Ricky Hinglak emerged as the champion in the Men’s Singles category after defeating Visasier Kevichusa in the final match of the 26th Nagaland Inter-District & State Table Tennis Championship 2023 which concluded on Thursday evening at the Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Mokokchung.
In the Women’s Singles category, Avitoli K Yepthomi clinched the championship title by defeating Kesinuo Dzuvichu.
The four-day tournament witnessed thrilling matches and showcased the prowess of Nagaland’s table tennis enthusiasts.
In the Inter-district team events, Kohima secured the women’s championship title, with Niuland finishing as the runners-up.
Mon emerged as the champions in the Men’s team event, and Kohima secured the runners-up position.
The closing ceremony was graced by Col. Rahul Gurung, Kirti Chakra, Commandant of the 12th Assam Rifles, serving as the Valedictory Patron. In his address, Col. Rahul Gurung expressed his optimism about the future of sports in Nagaland. He congratulated the winners and encouraged those who did not win not to be disheartened and urged the winners not to be complacent but to consistently work harder and aim for greater heights in the game. Drawing inspiration from legends like Milkha Singh and Mary Kom, he emphasized the keys to success: sincerity, willpower, dedication, and hard work.
The vote of thanks was offered by Aosunep Ozükum, the convener of the Organizing Committee, expressing gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and supporters who made the championship a success.
A total of 118 players from 14 districts of Nagaland participated in this year’s championship, including Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon, Kiphire, Phek, Tuensang, Shamator, Zunheboto, Wokha, Kohima, Dimapur, Niuland, Tseminyu, and Chümoukedima.
The tournament was hosted by the Mokokchung District Table Tennis Association (MDTTA) under the aegis of the Nagaland Table Tennis Association (NTTA).
26TH NAGALAND INTER-DISTRICT & STATE TABLE TENNIS WINNERSHIP 2023
DATE: 23rd-26th October, 2023
|Men’s Team Event|
|Women’s Team Event|
|Men’s Singles Open|
|Men’s (Doubles) Open|
|Winner||Vickey Kumar & Ricky Hinglak|
|Runners-Up||Seyievilie & Kelhouravi Vivian Rutsa|
|Women’s Singles Open|
|Winner||Avitoli K Yepthomi|
|Women’s Doubles Open|
|Winner||Kesinuo Dzuvichu & Thejavinuo Rio|
|Runners-Up||Pekrusenuo Yiese & Letsonuo Kire|
|Boys Under 19 (Singles)|
|Boys Under 19 (Doubles)|
|Winner||Ricky Hinglak & David Hinglak|
|Runners-Up||Mhasivi Miachieo & Vilavoyuo Linyii|
|Girls Under 19 (Singles)|
|Girls Under 19 (Doubles)|
|Winner||Pekrusenuo Yiese & Letsonuo Kire|
|Runners-Up||Tania Kachari & Elita A Sangtam|
|Boys Under 15 (Singles)|
|Girls Under 15 (Singles)|
|Winner||Elita A Sangtam|
|Veteran 40+ Men’s Singles|
|Veteran 50+ Men’s Singles|
|Winner||Dr. Juthsutho Phoji|
|Veteran Men’s Doubles|
|Winner||Lhoulievi Belho & James Liezietsu|
|Runners-Up||Vitho Neikha & Dr. Juthsutho Phoji|
|Veteran Mixed Doubles|
|Winner||Ihubuing & Avitoli K Yepthomi|
|Runners-Up||Imsutongzuk & Satemmongla Yaden|