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Jaipur city girl wins a gold medal for Karate


Ms. Pooja Meena, a city resident of the Gautam Vihar colony in Vaishali Nagar locality has won a gold medal for the National Karate Championship organised by the Karate Association of India. The Karate Championship was held at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

Welcoming:

Ms. Meena was welcomed in Panchyawala by Mr. Hiranand Kataria and other nearby residents of the area.

Expected future championships:

Ms. Pooja is expected to play in the Kumite Asian Karate Championship which is scheduled to happen in the month of November, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Beaming parents and coach:

Her parents, Mr. Kishan Lal and mother Smt. Manhar Devi expressed their happiness over the victory of their daughter.

Her coach, Mr. Vivek Bhardwaj stated that after winning a gold medal in the junior category and has made the state proud.

Till date,nobody had won a gold medal in the junior category.

Pooja Meena’s profile:

  • Pooja Meena has won 14 gold medals and 21 gold medals otherwise in the previous three years.
  • Pooja never had an interest to learn karate until her graduation began.
  • Her brother was a teacher for martial arts and guided her for self-defence training for herself when she entered her college.
  • Slowly and gradually Pooja developed an inclination towards karate. Seeing her inclination develop towards karate, her coach further motivated her.
  • Pooja has also excelled at other extra-curricular activities like dancing, article writing competition, mehendi making competition etc.

Idol figure:

Mary Kom, the five time world champion for boxing has been a motivational idol for Pooja. Success has motivated Pooja above anything and she has a deep desire to represent India as a country at the international level.

Excerpts from her coach:

‘Keeping in mind the self-defence sport and other activities, Pooja chose karate as a sport too. Slowly and gradually her talent grew. She began to work hard and started paying heed to every minute detail of the game. Being her coach, I am extremely proud of her and her victory at the national level. Now we are aiming for the Asian Championship.’ - expressed Mr. Vivek Bhardwaj (Coach).

A brief of the medals won by Ms. Pooja Meena in various championships over the years:

 

YEAR

MONTH

NAME OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP

MEDALS WON

2013

October

All India Shotokan Championship

Silver

2014

April

Kai District Karate Championship

Silver

2014

May

Kai State Karate Championship

Gold

2014

May

Kai National Karate Championship

Participated

2014

July

Mitsukai Open Championship

Silver

2015

April

Kai State Karate Championship

Gold & Bronze

2015

May

Kai National Karate Championship

Bronze

2015

May

International Training Camp, Coimbatore

Participated

2015

September

8th Commonwealth Karate Championship

Participated

2015

October

6th Indian Martial Arts Karate Championship

Gold

2015

October

Warriors Karate Championship

2 Gold, 1 Bronze

2015

November

Jaipur Sports Karate League

Silver

2016

January

Inter University Karate Championship

2 Gold

2016

April

Kai District Karate Championship

2 Gold

2016

April

Kai State Karate Championship

 

2 Gold

2016

April

Sitorio State Karate Championship

2 Gold

2016

May

Kai National Karate Championship

Gold

 


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