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13 year-old Manipur climber bagged medals at Asian Youth Championship 2015
IMPHAL: Another feather in the cap for Manipur in terms of sports. This time a 13-year-old climber Maibam Chingkheinganba from Manipur made the country proud after winning two medals (gold and silver) at 2015 Asian Youth Sport Climbing Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia on December 6.
He was part of the six-member Indian contingent who bagged four medals in the championship organised by International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC).
Maibam scaled the 55-feet-high speed wall in a mere 13.27 seconds, against tough competitors from China and Japan to emerge at the top spot in the Youth C (10-13 years) speed category of the event announcing his arrival at the international circuit in style.
After dominating the speed category, Maibam also came close to bagging his second gold but eventually settled for a silver medal in the bouldering discipline.
In October, he also grabbed 3 gold medals at the 21st North East Zone Sports Climbing Championship 2015 held in Agartala, Tripura. An avid football fan and wishes to qualify and compete in the Olympic games for India in the near future.