SLSA paddlers dominate Kalikho Pul Memorial TT C’ship

Getit & Dilli win men’s & women’s singles titles

ITANAGAR, Oct 14: Getit Nopi and Neelam Dilli of Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) won the men’s and women’s singles titles in the first Kalikho Pul Memorial State Level Table Tennis Championship.
The paddlers from SLSA dominated the entire proceedings in the championship as they grabbed 30 medals from 10 events.
Getit won the men’s singles title beating Pawan Rana of Changlang 4-2.
The 14-year-old paddlers from SLSA also won the sub-junior and junior boys’ singles titles beating Tarak Maph and Nalo Komut respectively in the finals.
Getit pairing with Bralo Miso also won the sub-junior boys’ double title. They beat Nalo Komut and Tarak Maph 3-2 in the final.
The junior boys’ doubles title was won by the pair of Nalo Komut and Tarak Maph. They beat the pair of Getit and Bralo 3-0.
In women’s singles, Dilli beat Eme Mili 4-1 to win the title.
She also won the sub-junior girls’ singles title beating Eme 4-3 in the finals.
Nungki Siboh won the junior girls’ singles titles. She defeated Haril Rahi of Capital Complex 4-2 in the title clash.
The women’s double title was won by the pair of Eme Milli and Nungki Siboh. They beat Neelam Dilli and Abhime Mihu 3-1 in the final.
The pair of Nalo Komut and Tarak Maph won the men’s double title beating Getit Nopi and Bralo Miso in the final.
Bronze medals were awarded to all the semifinalists.
Earlier, addressing the closing function at MLA Cottage indoor hall here on Sunday afternoon, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Dr Mohesh Chai said Arunachal has huge potential in every field of sports and games.
“The state government is ready to provide all required support to the deserving sportspersons,” he said.
The minister called upon all the 39 state level sports associations to pull up socks and start working for the welfare of the deserving sportspersons.
Echoing the minister, Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) chairman, Bamang Tago also assured all support from the SAA.
The main aim of the championship was to promote the Table Tennis, particularly among the youths of Arunachal Pradesh, said TTA senior vice president Penya Bagra.
Among others, wife of late Kalikho Pul and Hayuliang MLA Dasanglu Pul, Arunachal Pradesh Football Association President president Takam Sanjoy, Director Sports Tadar Appa, Sports Authority of Arunachal Director Gumnya Karbak and the family members of late Pul witnessed the finals.
Ninety paddlers from 12 districts participated in the champioship, which was conducted under the supervision of International Blue Badge umpire Ksh Mahendra Singh, national umpires, Y Amos Singh and N Rupadharti Devi and a technical team from Manipur.
The championship was organized by Table Tennis Arunachal.