02-Aug-2014: 22:00 IST
Both the Laishram boxers from Manipur had to settle for SILVER medal after loosing their Final bouts.
Laishram Devendro put up a brilliant fight against Paddy Barnes of Northern Ireland, who is a seasoned and experienced world class boxer. In the tight bout, Paddy Barnes won the first 2 rounds, Devendro came back winning the third round in a split decision. But it was too late for the Manipur boxer and Paddy won by 2:1.
In the Women’s light category, Manipur’s Laishram Sarita has to settle for Silver Medal after she lost to Australian boxer Shelley Watts. But the fact that Laishram Sarita bounced back from motherhood (her son Tomthil is not even 1 yr old) to win Silver at such sporting event is no mean achievement. She was ‘Mother Courage’ personified.
Check out the tribute cartoon of Laishram Sarita (click here) from KO’s award winning Cartoonist Manas Masinam.
Hockey: India enters hockey final, beating new Zealand by 3-2 in the semi-final. 2 players from Manipur – Kh Kothajit and K Chinglensana are in the Indian team.
Out of the 11 players from MANIPUR representing INDIA in XX Commonwealth Games, so far 6 of them had contributed in MEDAL Tally for INDIA. 1 Gold, 4 Silver n 1 bronze.
Glasgow 02-Aug-2014: 02:10 AM IST
2 Boxers from Manipur, Laishram Devendro & Sarita, storm into the Finals of Glasgow 2014 XX CW Games.
19-July,2014: 20:30 (IST)
Manipuri boxer Laisrharm Sarita enters Quarter Final by defeating K.Obareh of Nigeria in Women’s Light (57-60 kg) round of 16. She was leading first 2 rounds with a comfortable margin and in the third round the she won the bout as the Nigerian boxer couldn’t continue.
Sarita to fight her quarter final bout on 30th July , at 21:00 IST.
28th-July,2014: 18:45 (IST)
Laishram Devendro through to Quarter Final, beating Madushan Gamage of Sri Lanka in the Round of 16.
28th July, 2014: Events to watch today –
17:45 (IST): Men’s Light Fly (49kg) Round of 16 – Laishram Devendro vs Madushan Gamage (SL).
17:50 (IST): Men’s Bantam (56kg) Round of 16 – Shiva Thapa vs Michael Conlan (NIR).
23:30 (IST): Women’s Preliminary WA Match – India vs Trinidad & Tobago
17:53 (IST): Judoka Sunibala Huidrom wins her women’s – 70kg repechage round. She will face Scotland’s S Conway for the bronze.
03.00 (IST): Hockey – India open their Commonwealth campaign with a 3-1 win over Wales.
Glasgow 25th Jul, 2014: Manipur’s Judoka Kalpana Thoudam won Bronze Medal in Women’s 52 Kg Category as she beat Christianne Legentil of Mauritius. Christianne picked up three penalties while Thoudam had two.
Manipur’s Judoka Sushila Likmabam won Silver Medal in Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games
Manipur Judoka Sushila Likmabam won Silver Medal in the women’s 48kg category defeating Aussie rival Chloe Rayner in two minutes and 23 seconds. Sushila got a couple of Wazaris which is equivalent to an ‘Ippon’ which finished the bout.
2 Manipuri Lifters won Gold and Silver in women’s 48Kg, Opens first Gold Medal for India in Glasgow2014 Commonwealth’s Games
Glasgow 25th Jul, 2014: Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu of Manipur bagged a gold and silver, respectively, in women`s 48kg weightlifting in a display of overwhelming domination to open India`s medal account on the opening day of the competition in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.
Sports-persons from Manipur in the Indian squad for the ongoing Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Game:
Laishram Devendro (Boxing)
Laishram Sarita (Boxing)
Sunita Yanglem (Cycling)
Kh Kothajit (Hockey),
K Chinglensana (Hockey),
Sushila Chanu Pukhrabam(Hockey),
Th Anuradha (Hockey);
Jina Chongtham (Judo),
Sunibala Huidrom (Judo),
Kalpana Thoudam (Judo);
Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu (Weightlifting),
Saikhom Mirabai (Weightlifting);
Ramananda Konggrailatpam (Diving);
Officials from Manipur:
Dr S Santikumar (Team Manger Gymnastics) and Nameurakpam Kunjarani (Team Coach weightlifting).