Maharashtra emerge champion
Karate Kokusai Independent Federation India recently organised ‘Kick Corona’ All India Online Karate Kata Tournament 2020 which was attended by participants from five states who made this tournament a huge success.
The main objective behind organising this tournament was to encourage young participant to practice karate during this pandemic to keep their bodies healthy. The participants in this online kata tournament were judged by Sensei Chandan Singh Jogi (Himachal Pradesh), Sensei Kumar Rajinder (Haryana), Sensei Atul Kalita (Assam), Sensei Eaish Gaurkhede (Maharashtra), Sensei Amet Tembhurne (Maharashtra), Sensei Akshay Chawre Maharashtra and Sensei Hema Pagare Madhya Pradesh. With a tally of 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals Maharashtra stood in first position, with 2 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze medals state of Assam stood in second place, with 2 gold 1 silver and 1 bronze Delhi bagged the third position with 1 gold 1 silver and 4 bronze Tamil Nadu and 2 gold and 1 silver medals were won by Madhya Pradesh.
In this unique tournament participants competed in several categories according to their age group. In under 8 years boys, Samay Rajput secured gold medal for Delhi, silver went to Master Parth Datta Assam and bronze for Jagrat Shrivastava Madhya Pradesh. In under 11 boys, Daksh Ramteke gold Maharashtra, Barnil Kalita Assam silver, Ankit Bharali Assam and S. Nariman Tamilnadu bagged bronze. In under 15 category Rasacj Kashyap Assam gold, Ishan Patil Madhya Pradesh silver, Shlok Barua Maharashtra and Sandip Chetry Assam secured silver. In above 15 years category Anjisnu Raha Tamil Nadu gold, T. Shaji Tamil Nadu silver, Kesava Naren Tamil Nadu and Deepak Datta Assam won bronze medals.
In girls category under 9 years Garvi Rangari Maharashtra gold, Kavya Rajput Delhi silver, Taani Sharma Delhi and Ridhanya Tamil Nadu won bronze. In under 11 years Aishu Datta Assam gold, Jaishree Sapate Maharashtra silver, Greshika Rangari Maharashtra and Prakriti S. Tamil Nadu secured bronze medals. In 15 years and below age group Kalash Gondane Maharashtra gold, Prachita Patil Maharashtra Silver, Janhvi Boldhan Maharashta and Khushi Gupta Maharashta won bronze medals. In 15 years and above Koshangi Sawarkar Maharashtra gold, Momta Chetry Assam silver, Madhu Sharma Assam and Puja Chetry Assam won bronze medals.
This online kata tournament had a special category for black belts for under 14 years in which Krishnav Bhatt Delhi won gold, Suryansh Gautam and Sukhad Gautam from Madhya Pradesh won silver and bronze medals respectively. Similarly, in the above 14 black belt category Vidhey Patil and RitikMaladhari from Maharashtra won gold and silver respectively, Bikash Pahadi from Assam and Nayan Raut from Maharashtra won bronze medal each.
All participants were awarded with participation e-certificates along with a unique experience and cash prizes. To make this tournament successful Sensei Ganesh Rajput from Delhi, Sensei Anubhuti Gautam from Madhya Pradesh, Sensei Selvam from Tamil Nadu, Sensei Sagar, Sensei Bharat Mure, Sensei Raju Sontakke from Maharashtra along with organisers Mr. M. Siddharth (Vice President KKIFI), Sensei Shrikant Meshram, Sensei Amit Shende and Sensei Ravikant Meshram Technical Director and chief of Karate Kokusai Independednt Federation India took immense efforts.