Chingkheinganba wins gold at Singapore

IMPHAL, 8th July: 15 year old state climber Maibam Chingkheinganba has done it again! And this time he has bagged gold medal in the Asian Youth Sport Climbing Championships held at Singapore in male youth B speed discipline.

Chingkheinganba scaled the 15 metre high speed wall in a mere 8.26 seconds, against tough competitors from Kazakhstan, Japan and Korea to emerge at the top spot in the youth B speed category of the event announcing his arrival at the international circuit in style.

Chingkheinganba is the lone climber from Manipur participated in the said tournament and made the country proud after winning gold medal in the speed discipline in junior category. Currently, he is studying at Kendriya Vidyalaya Lamphelpat-1 in Class 10. The young state climber has participated in many other international, national and state championships and come up with flying colours in such championships.

It may be mentioned that he had won two medals (gold and silver) at 2015 Asian Youth Sport Climbing Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia on December 6. Chingkheinganba start winning his medals from age of nine years in national, zone and state levels championships since 2011.

In the national championships, Chingkheinganba secured first position in the 20th national sport climbing championship-2014, Kolkata in sub junior (lead) in Sub junior category. He stood second positions, 18th national sport climbing championship-2012, New Delhi, 19th national sport climbing championship, Bangalore in 2013, 21st national sport climbing championship, New Delhi, 2015.

In North East Zone, Chingkheinganba bagged gold medal in 15th north east zone sport climbing competition, Imphal 2013, 16th north east zone sport climbing competition, Guwahati, 2014 and 21st north east zone sport climbing competition, Agartala 2015.

He got silver medals in 13th north east zone sport climbing competition, Imphal 2011 and 14th north east zone sport climbing competition, Imphal in 2012. The young climber has been secured topped positions in the state championships. He bagged gold medals in 16th Manipur state sports climbing competition, Imphal 2014 and 17 Manipur state Sports Climbing competitions in all disciplines speed, bouldering and lead in junior category.

Further, Chingkheinganba stood first positions in first home missions school Mizoram climbing invitation tournament in speed discipline and got third positions in lead discipline in same tournament. He stood third positions in the 3rd All India open sport climbing competition, Aizawl in 2014.

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