Arunachal Pencak Silat player, P Nobin Jomoh bagged a silver medal in the 9th Senior Pencak Silat National Championship, 2021 in the 85-90 kg category in Srinagar (J&K) on Friday.
Jomoh gave his opponent a tough competition before settling for the silver with injured knees. He was lost by a single point in the final. He suffered the injury during the semifinal.
He reached the final after winning against five of his opponents. The bouts consisted of three rounds of two minutes each.
Jomoh, who is serving the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) as DSP, told over telephone that he dislocated both his knees and can hardly walk. He has been admitted in a hospital in Srinagar. He was injured as he was new to the sport and did not have proper training.
All the medal winners will play for the Asian Indoor Games to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, later in the year.
Jomoh thanked the APP Sports Control Board president DGP RP Upadhyaya and secretary Dinesh Kumar Gupta for giving him the chance and exhorting him to participate in the competition.
Jomoh is the first from Arunachali to win a medal in any national Pencak Silat championship. He also has several firsts in his sports career since 2003.
Jomoh, a 5 Dan black belt from Japan, is the first karate player from the state to participate in the Karate World Cup conducted by the World Karate Federation (WKF) and the first senior Commonwealth karate medallist from Northeast India to win medals three times consecutively in the Senior Commonwealth Karate Championships.