Arunachal Pradesh karatekas shine at the 7th South Asian Karate Championship

7th South Asian Karate Championship
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A wave of joy is spread over Arunachal’s sports arena as karate players from the state emerged victorious at the recently concluded 7th South Asian Karate Championship. The Championship was hosted in Kathmandu, Nepal, featuring 249 participants from 6 SAARC nations.

With three gold and one bronze medal, Arunachal’s karate contingent has shown its exceptional skill and determination which left a mark on the international sporting scene.

The three gold medals came from the outstanding performances of Pala Dodum in the 67 kg kumite event, Lipin Ete in kata event and Khyoda Talik in the junior individual kata event.

Adding to the triumph was Machi Liyak in the 45 kg cadet category, who battled through a tough competition in the individual kumite event to secure a well-deserved bronze medal.

The Arunachal Pradesh Karate Association (APAKA) lauded the karatekas for their exceptional achievement. The Association credited the team’s success to the mentorship of coach, Dr Marli Ete, whose “strategic guidance played a crucial role in shaping the athletes’ stellar performances.”

The president of the association, Yarda Niki, and its general secretary, John Bagang, have expressed sincere congratulations to all the players for their outstanding achievements.

Their resilience and fighting spirit were an inspiration to their teammates and a symbol of the indomitable Arunachali spirit. Their victory has not only brought glory to the state but also showcased the immense potential of Arunachal Pradesh in the sporting arena.

Their dedication and perseverance are an inspiration to us all. The entire state of Arunachal Pradesh is basking in the pride of its karatekas’ achievements

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