Meghalaya: Kick boxers bring laurels to state by winning 17 medals in National Kick-Boxing Championship
Shillong, September 29, 2017: The young kick boxers has once again made Meghalaya proud by winning a total number of 17 medals in the National Kick-Boxing Championship which was held at Sunam, Punjab recently.
The state contingent manage to win two gold medals, four silvers and 11 bronze medals.
What is remarkable is that the 16 young kick-boxers who took part in the National Championship are students of the Mount Hermon Secondary School, Rangshken, East Khasi Hills district.
Out of these 11 won medals – all girls, which included one gold, four silver and six bronze.
"All those who participated in the National Championship were representing the state for the first time," coach Samuel Hashah said.
The Managing Director of Mount Hermon Secondary School, Rangshken said that the school was founded on three objectives-to provide quality education to children of the area at par with the schools in Shillong, to provide education so as to make the children morally strong and to teach self-defence to the girl child.
"We started this sports so as to provide training to the girl child in self-defence," he said.
Moreover, two of the officials from the state – Johnny Ryntathiang was awarded the first degree black belt and Hashah himself first dan black belt by the Indian Associations of Kickboxing Organisations.
Meanwhile, Hashah also informed that Meghalaya will host the Indian Open National Kickboxing Championship in Shillong from December 28-31, 2018.