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Manipur bag 8 gold medals

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, Feb 8 � On the eighth day of the ongoing National Games in Kerala today, Manipur�s Sadananda and Sanatombi Chanu bagged two more gold medals in wushu event in men�s Taiji Quan and women�s Taiji Quan.

On Saturday State archers struck two gold two silver medals and ranked 9th in the medal tally, according to Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) officials.

Meanwhile, the State�s women football team stormed into the final defeating host Kerala by 3-0 goals at Trissur�s Corporation Stadium on Sunday. Manipur will meet Odisha in their final on Tuesday.

Archery teams of Manipur won two gold medals in the mixed Indian round and Indian round team events. The gold medallist archers in the mixed Indian round team include P Sonia and M Sunder, who scored 140 points against 139 of Punjab team while Indian round team archers of Manipur, who won gold medal, are H Bijendranath, M Sunder, Th Lalngamba and N Arjun. They scored 214 point against their rival Bihar archers� 209 points in as tough competition at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Kaloor, Kerala.

With the day�s medals, Manipur jumped from 11th to 8th rank in the medal tally. So far Manipur bagged a total of 16 medals including 8 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals.

Earlier, Manipur lifters and rowers bagged two gold medals each while athletes of yatching and weightlifting earn two silver medals.

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