Mizo youths who participated in the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games being felicitated by the state government on Friday Credit: DIPR

Aizawl: A felicitation programme was held for participants from Mizoram in the just-concluded 3rd Khelo India Youth Games 2020 in the office of sports and youth services minister Robert Romawia Royte in Aizawl on Friday.

At the Khelo India Youth Games 2020, 77 Mizo players participated in 77 games — judo, table tennis, weightlifting, wrestling, football, boxing and hockey. Mizoram achieved 24th position with 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.

In boxing, Franky H Lalruatpuia got a silver medal in the 46 kg category, while two bronze medals were won by Laldinsanga and Lalhruaitluanga in the 50 kg and 70 kg, respectively.

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In judo, Chinlunmawii got a gold in the under-21, 52 kg category. Jeho Himnakulhpuingheta and Alberto LR Ruata won gold in table tennis doubles. Jacob Vanlaltluanga and Silvana Beihrothatlo won a bronze in weightlifting while the Mizoram football team won a gold in the Under-17 category.

Mizoram sports minister Robet Romawia Royte giving a speech at the felicitation programme on Friday

Speaking at the function, Sports Minister Robert Romawia Royte said that the SYS hostel which is currently under construction at Lunglei will soon be completed and the two years course will be changed to a four years course so that sportsperson can attend the academy course till the age of 19 years. He added that the state government is planning to introduce a new sports infrastructure with a greater plan for promotion of sports.

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