Mokokchung, 26 March (MTNews): Twin brothers from Nagaland, Shiusuthong and Shiuthong continued their domination in the Taekwondo arena by securing gold and silver at the ongoing 36th National Taekwondo Sub-Junior Championship 2023 at JN Indoor Stadium, Cuttack, Odisha.
According to SportsLIVE Nagaland, with 25 states participating in his weight category of U-23kg, the younger twin Shiusuthong managed to outclass his entire opponents to win gold for Nagaland team while his twin brother Shiuthong clinched a silver medal after losing in the final bout of the U-25 kg. With 27 states participating in the 25 kg division, it was a whisker that he lost in the final failing to equal his younger brother’s feat of securing a gold medal in the national championship.
The 8-year old twins hail from Kiusam village under Kiphire district and are currently training at Sports Academy, IGS Kohima.
Earlier, in the month of July last year, the duo struck gold for U-22 kg and U-24 kg in Pee Wee category (U-8) at the Open India Kukkiwon championship held in Assam from 1-3 July, 2022.
A total of eight players from the Nagaland Taekwondo Association are representing the state at the ongoing nationals. The team is led by Coach Santsuthung Ngullie and Manager Keneingulie.