MP karateka Supriya Jatav bags gold in 9th Asia Cup

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Mar 2018 09:56:54


Staff Reporter

Madhya Pradesh State Karate Academy’s Supriya Jatav bagged gold medal in the 9th Silent Night Asia Cup Championship held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Supriya Jatav participated in the 50-55 kg category and defeated Asian Championship medallist Jayanthi Kumaran with score 7-6 and won the Asian Championship. Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Yashodhara Raje Scindia complimented Supriya Jatav and praised her performance. She said that we are proud of our daughters whose achievements have glorified the country and the State. Notably, the player of the academy Supriya Jatav is a champion in the category of 55kg for past seven years. At the same time she is currently the gold medallist in the South Asian Karate Championship and Commonwealth Championship. As well as, another trained kabaddi player Manoj Bali will receive training of kabaddi in National Training Camp going to be organised from March 15 to April 14, at SAI Centre Sonepat (Haryana) preparing for the 18th Asian Games to be held at Jakarta. Of the 25 players selected for national training camp for the Indian team, three players from Madhya Pradesh have been selected, including Manoj Bali from the State capital.

Manoj Bali, resident of village Polay Kalan in Shajapur district, brought gold medal to India in the invitational tournament held at Kathmandu, Nepal, last year. Manoj Bali, who has participated in seven national kabaddi championships, won bronze medal in Federation Cup Indore in 2016. Prior to leaving for the National Training Camp, Manoj Bali met with State Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje meets Scindia at TT Nagar Stadium on Monday. Sports Minister congratulated Manoj Bali and gave her best wishes. On this occasion, Director of Sports and Youth Welfare Upendra Jain was also present. Notably, Manoj Bali is being trained for kabaddi at the TT Nagar Stadium under the guidance of Chief Trainer Patiraj Singh Baghel and Assistant Trainer (MP team and NIS Coach) Alok Singh.