Manipur felicitates Asiad medal winners
The Manipur government has felicitated boxer M.C. Mary Kom and other six medal winners,and participants of the Incheon Asian Games, at a grand reception here.
In the felicitation programme at the indoor stadium of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex Saturday evening, three gold medal winners, including five times world champion Mary Kom, received Rs.15 lakh each while four bronze medal winners received Rs.8 lakh each.
The other participants received Rs.2 lakh each. Governor K.K. Paul and Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh distributed the cash awards to the sportspersons.
Besides Mary Kom (boxing), Kh. Kothajit and K. Chinglensana were the gold medallists who were honoured. They were in the Indian men’s hockey team, which got the gold medal by defeating Pakistan 4-2 through penalty shootout in the Games final.
The bronze medal winners from Manipur are Th. Chan Chan Devi and P. Sushila Devi (Women’s hockey team), Yumnam Sanathoi Devi (women’s sanda - 52 kg wushu) and L. Sarita Devi (boxing).