Chhattisgarh bags second position in National Kickboxing Championship

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Sep 2017 10:22:45


Sports Reporter,


Down under host Chhattisgarh bounced back to grab second position in National Kickboxing Championship (Mukhyamantri Cup) with 27 gold , 13 silver and 37 bronze medal held at Sardar Balbir Singh Juneja indoor stadium here. Maharashtra with 45 gold, 43, 28 silver and 43 bronze medals emerged winner of the championship, while Haryana with 15 gold, 12 silver and 16 bronze medals bagged third spot in the championship. In the tournament bouts were held in 328 categories, which was jointly hosted by Kickboxing Association of Chhattisgarh and World Association of Kickboxing Organisation (WAKO) India.

On the concluding day, host player gave scintillating performance by winning 11 gold, three silver and five bronze medals to bring cheers on the face of their fans and finished overall second in the championship. The winners for the state on the last day were Kishan Kumar, Kapil Patel, Dhanush Singh, Rashi, Savani, Anirudh, Ronak Kumar, Sadhana Utkarsh Mishra, Preeti Chuahan, Shruti Mishra, Kyati Jain, Manjit Singh Deeraj and Navindeep.

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh who gave away prizes to the winners, while speaking at the occasion that after the seeing few final bouts said that it seems that this sports discipline requires speed, accuracy and perfect body balance, which can only come through dedication. He lauded the efforts of Kickboxing Association of Chhattisgarh and WAKO India for promoting the sports in the state through the hosting the championship. Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said that the championship has given new hope to kickboxing sports in the state. He hoped that in coming years Chhattisgarh will have more champions, who will don colour at the international level.

Present during the occasion were Sports Minister Bhaiyalal Rajwade, Woman and Child Development Minister Ramsheela Sahu and others.

Earlier, the championship was inaugurated by Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal on September 7, who praised the efforts of organisers for promote new sports in the state. Bharatiya Janata Party State President Dharamlal Kaushik during the inaugural function said that Chhattisgarh state has promoting such sports which help them for self defence.
Overall 2000 players from 27 states participated in the tournament which was held in various weight categories total 500 bouts was organised.