The Nagaland Downhill Championship was successfully conducted where 20 hardcore downhillers from the state with balls of steel competed for the coveted title – “The Fastest Naga DH Rider” The event was solely organised to promote, motivate and reward riders from Nagaland
The 1st Nagaland Downhill Championship organized by Trail Hounds Cycling Club at Mokokchung was won by Benny Metha, a 17-year old, representing Xtreme Tribal Brothers (XTB) racing team from Kohima and bagged the title of “Fastest Naga Downhill Mountain Biker”. Benny clocked 4 minutes 13:75 seconds to win the coveted title.
The second place was bagged by Tzudiyong Jamir representing THCC clocking 4 minutes 25:50 seconds while Kevilebo Zhotso from Xtreme Tribal Brothers came third after clocking 4 minutes 37:56 seconds. Petesedeyo from Eccentric Cycling Club Kohima came fourth (4 minutes 45:09 seconds) and Alemba Thonglui representing team Native Station, Kohima was fifth (4 minutes 45:56).
In junior category, Moanuksung, Purzulu and Kilangmoa from THCC came first, second and third respectively.