Kohima, April 9: Defending Nagaland Wrestling Association champion, Venuzo Dawhuo today added another feather to his hat lifting the title of ‘ultimate champion’ of the 13th Open Naga Wrestling Championship organized by Nagaland Wrestling Association (NWA) at Kohima Local Ground here.
The 24 year old grappler hailing Thenyizu village from Phek district, Venuzo Dawhuo is the son of Nezohu Dawhuo stands at 5.10 feet and weighs 95 Kgs.
In the final bout of the ultimate championship Dawhuo defeated former champion Dzieselatuo Keretsü, s/o Lt Rev Khriezetuo of Kohima village, Kohima in the final bout.
Dawhuo also defeated defending champion of Open Naga Wrestling Championship, Menuosetuo Yiese, s/o Lt Khrielatuo Yiese of Kohima village in the semi-final. Yiese managed to bag the third position while Kevizhakho Suokhrie was placed fourth.
Winning the ultimate championship Dawhuo bagged Rs 1.70 lakh while runners up Keretsu got Rs 1.20 lakh, third Yiese got Rs 1 lakh while fourth Suokhrie received Rs 70,000.
Earlier, the ultimate champion also won the weight category event in above 80 Kg category knocking Keretsu in the final, while Yiesie was placed third and Atuo Tevo, s/o Kemese Tevo of Kidima village won fourth position.
In the below 80 Kg category, Kevizakho Suokhrie emerged champion defeating Medozho Kapü, s/o Neswuyi Kapü of Thenyizu village in the final. Ruokuovituo Lese, s/o Vizo Lese of Mima village bagged third position and Kekhriekuolie Khawakhrie, s/o Lhuovilie Khawakhrie of Mezoma village was placed fourth.
In the weight categories, the champion Rs 50,000 while runners-up got Rs 30,000; 3rd place received Rs 20,000 and 4th place got Rs 15,000 respectively.
Earlier, Advisor for Youth resources and Sports Zale Neikha declared the championship open as the inaugural guest while Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Neiba Kronu gave away the prizes to the winners as special guest. (Page News Service)