The players of host Lucknow won four gold medals on the first day state Senior, Cadet, Junior and Under-21 Karate Championships started in Lucknow.
Lucknow: Prashant Singh, Nidhi Raj and Avadh Bihari Gupta of Lucknow won gold medals by beating their rivals on the first day of State Senior, Cadet, Junior and Under-21 Karate Championships. Apart from this, Lucknow won gold medal in Girls Team Kata (14 to 15 years).
Under the aegis of Karate Association of Uttar Pradesh, the gold medal winning team of Lucknow included Bhavni Sharma, Sneha Maurya and Padmanshi Verma in this championship, which started in the multi-purpose hall of KD Singh Babu Stadium. On the first day of the championship, host Lucknow is leading with four gold medals and two silver medals. In the championship, Varanasi is running second with two gold medals.
Earlier, the championship was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Shri Ram Ji Das (Senior Advocate) along with the Chairman of Karate Association of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Kunal Silku (IAS) and Ajay Kumar Sethi (Regional Sports Officer, Lucknow Division) after getting acquainted with the players. By doing After the inauguration, a souvenir of the Karate Association of Uttar Pradesh was also released.
During this, the players also gave a captivating performance in various competitions of Karate. Manoj Chandel (Convenor Lucknow Book Fair) and others were present on this occasion. The inaugural function was presided over by TP Hawelia, President, Karate Association of Uttar Pradesh. Association secretary Jaspal Singh expressed gratitude to the guests present.
The medal winners of the first day are as follows:-
Boys Individual Spun (14 to 15 Years):- Gold: Avadh Bihari Gupta (Lucknow), Silver: Harsh Maurya (Varanasi)
Girls Individual Spun (14 to 15 Years):- Gold: Shashikala Maurya (Varanasi), Silver: Ishika Gupta (Lucknow)
Girl Child (Below 47kg, 14 to 15 Years):- Gold: Nidhi Raj (Lucknow), Silver: Sonia (Aligarh)
Girl Committee (Below 54kg, 14 to 15 Years):- Gold: Arpita Negi (Ghaziabad), Silver: Muskan Singh (Varanasi)
Girl Child (Below 40kg, 14 to 15 Years):- Gold: Soumya Kushwaha (Prayagraj), Silver: Divyanshi Srivastava (Lucknow)
Boys Committee (below 45 kg, 14 to 15 years):- Gold: Prashant Singh (Gold), Silver: Harsh Maurya (Varanasi),
Girl Committee (Above 54kg, 14 to 15 Years):- Gold: Vanshika Singh (Varanasi), Silver: Shivani Paswan (Varanasi)