Monday, September 23, 2013

Ludhiana girl clinches second gold in national karate

LUDHIANA: Ludhianaa\'s 14-year-old Tanu Panwar won two gold medals in the Open National Karate Tournament held in Goa. Tanu is a student of class IX, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School.

Sharing her feelings Tanu said, \"It feels proud to be a gold medalist in a national level tournament. Though this is for the second time I have won the gold medal in a national level tournament, last year also I won a gold medal in the same tournament. Everytime, I feel the same excitement and enthusiasm and feel as if I am performing for the first time.\"

\"Last year, a sportsperson came into our school to motivate students to be a part of sports and karate. Karate is not just a game. I feel every girl should learn karate. It keeps you fit and ever ready for self-defense,\" shared Tanu.

Aiming for the perfect kick Mudit Sood, 12, a student of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School won the bronze medal in the All India school games competition. Mudit started taking Taekwondo coaching at the age of six, after he saw a few children being trained in the martial art form. \"I told my mother that I would like to get coaching in Taekwondo. She was supportive and sent me for coaching when I was in Class I,\" said Mudit.

At the tender age, Mudit is persistent and devoted. \"Though I won\'t be able be able to qualify for the international level tournament as I have won the bronze medal, I am happy. I will work harder next year,\" he said.
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