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Nagaland sets ambitious target of producing athletes for 2028 Olympics

Nagaland News

Advisor Zale Neikha says Boxing Academy at Dimapur will be shifted to IG Stadium Kohima
Kohima, June 19: Nagaland is making all out efforts to produce boxers, archers and wrestlers for the 2028 Olympics, according to the Government.
Under the Khelo India mission, the State is making all efforts to train young boxers, archers and wrestlers to be part of the Indian team for the 2028 Olympics, said Nagaland Advisor for Youth Resources and Sports, Zale Neikha while interacting with media persons here.

Under the Khelo India Centre for Excellence, Nagaland is focusing on these three disciplines, he said.
Neikha informed that coaching for around 20 boys and girls have already started at Dimapur Boxing Academy.
Senior coach, Neeta, who is from outside Nagaland, is currently unable to come to the State because of the COVID-19 pandemic but is imparting online training with the assistance of State coach Tsungchetrenla, he said.
He also informed that the Boxing Academy at Dimapur would be soon shifted to IG Stadium Kohima, which has been transformed into Khelo India Centre for Excellence for the State.
Informing that archery training is in full swing at KICE Kohima, he said that there are around four senior archers – two male and female each.
He also said that the Department of YRS is contemplating to rope in 2012 Naga Olympian Chekrovolu Swuro to train the local archers.

The proposal to attach her to the Department has already been put forth to the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, he said.
Expressing that the present State archers have been performing well and represented India at various levels of competitions, he said the Department wants to morally boost them by bringing in the Olympian, Swuro.
For wrestling, he said efforts are on to incorporate State coach Chisazo Dawhuo to train the Naga wrestlers. (Page News Service)