4 Dec : The Hornbill Naga wrestling championship 2008 with 16 participants began at 10 a.m. today with the pronouncement of invocation prayer by Vevo Phesao, Pastor Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima. Heirang Lungalung President Naga Wrestling Association administered oath to the participants where the tournament was declared open by K. Puroh, Vice President, Wrestling Federation of India.
In the 1st round 7 wrestlers were selected as quarter finalists and the winners in the quarter finals were again selected for the semi final and final which will be played tomorrow at same venue, Kisama Heritage Complex,.
The wrestlers who will go to the semi finals and final tomorrow are Diethometuo, Khrietuo, Thepukhayi and Keyigum. The winners will be awarded Rs. 30,000/- 20,000/-, 10,000/- and 5000/- respectively according to their positions they will be placed at. The referee in the tournament was Viletuo Miasalhou.
There will also be a Naga-Korean wrestling exhibition tomorrow at Kisama Heritage Complex.