Kezhaseluo-o Pienyü is D. Khel Wrestling Champion 2023


BY | Saturday, 28 October, 2023

The Dapfhütsumia Youth Organisation conducted the D. Khel Wrestling Heat-2023 at D. Khel Ground, Kohima Village on October 28.

The final bout witnessed two seasoned players out of which the reigning champion Kezhaseluo-o Pienyü retained his position leaving Menuosetuo Yiese to grab the second position. Seyiekhrietuo Yiese and Sedevizo Keretsü bagged the third and fourth positions respectively. Altogether, 32 wrestlers from the four Blocks of D. Khel, Kohima Village participated in the event. Kitsuoba Rhüba and Preilhobazou Rhüba emerged as the overall champions.

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In a new development, a running belt was also introduced during the event, which was sponsored by veteran wrestler Kezhalelie Keretsü. The D. Khel heat is the first round of events leading to the much coveted Naga Wrestling Association’s Championship to be held next year.

The inaugural session was graced by a senior member of the Khel, Medoselhou Keretsü who exhorted the gathering of wrestlers on the lifestyle of exemplary sportsmen. Neisedelie Sachü, President, DYO chaired the programme while Rev. Viwelie Khezhie invoked upon God’s blessings for the day. Neikuo Khezhie enthralled the crowd with a special number.

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