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Ishworchandra flexes way to top

Imphal, July 14: T. Ishworchandra Singh grabbed the championís title of the senior category of the first Imphal West Body-Building Championship, 2014, organised by Body-Building Association, Imphal West, held at Ibudhou Khamlangba Shanglen, Moirang Leirak.

Ishworchandra Singh, representing PAMKHAL, beat five other competitors to win the senior title while L. Ranadeep Singh of Royal Gym and Nara Singh Kh. of YPISM, Uripok, were in the second and third spots.

In the junior category, Rk. Roshan Singh of YBBC, Yurembam, beat seven other competitors to win the junior Imphal West title. Malemnganba K. and S. Debit Singh also of YBBC, Yurembam, walked away with the second and third spot.

In the master category, participated by four body-builders, M. Ranjit Meitei of Power Gym fetched the championís title while H. Rajesh Singh of Sangai Gym, Khagempalli, and H. Mahadeba of PFC, Singjamei, had to settle for the second and third spots.

Table Tennis: Manipur Table Tennis Association honorary secretary Th. Nandakishore Singh will lead an eight-member team as manager in the 28th Open Golden Racket International Table Tennis Tournament to be held at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from July 17-20.

Programme: A 15-day grassroots development programme organised by DSA Tamenglong got under way at Tamenglong Lower ground today. In the grassroots section, there are 25 participants in the age group of 6-8 years while in the under-12 and under-14 categories, there are 75 players, including five girls, in the programme.