5 Dec : The Semi finals and finals of the Hornbill Festival Wrestling Championship took place today at the Naga Heritage Village Kisama. The Hornbill Naga Wrestling Championship 2008 was sponsored by Tourism Department and organized by Nagaland Wrestling Association.
The final wrestling championship match was played between Khrietuo Nisa (Jotsoma village) and Thupukhayi Cukhamu (Sakraba village) where the former was declared as the Champion. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th places were bagged by Thupukhayi Cukhamu, Keyigum Dwaswang (Ngwalwa village) and Diethoneituo Lhoungu (Dihoma village) respectively.
An exhibition Korean style wrestling was demonstrated by Lee Hunsee and Shin Wongook with Kin Jon Won as the wrestling referee and also Naga style Wrestling was demonstrated by kids below tenyears. Further an exhibition Wrestling bout between Korean Wrestlers and the Naga Wrestlers also took part. Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism and Art & Culture, Yitachu gave away the prizes to the winning Naga wrestlers.