SATA members bring home 5 gold & 2 bronze medals from sub-Jr nationals

Gangtok, 02 Apr:

The young team of Sikkim Amateur Taekwondo Association [SATA] has returned with a rich haul of seven medals from the 34th edition of the Sub-Junior National Kyorugi & 8th Sub-Junior National Poomsae Taekwondo Championship 2018. The four-day long tournament was organised by the Taekwondo Federation of India [TFI] from 22-25 Mar at Pune in Maharashtra.

The State team bagged five gold and two bronze medals for Sikkim.

Kritika Pradhan won a gold each in Pair Poomsae and Girls Team Poomsae and Chittiz Pradhan won a gold medal in Pair Poomsae and a bronze in Individual Poomsae.

Likewise, Anushka Subba and Yangzey Tamang secured a gold medal each in Girls Team Poomsae and Gokarna Chettri won a bronze medal in U-44 kg Kyorugi.

The 26-member State team was accompanied by Suman Tamang and Phurba Sherpa as coaches in Kyorugi and Pradeep Mukhia and Pritam Thapa as coaches for Poomsae.

The team was also accompanied by Kumar Pradhan and Sunumaya Tamang as managers in Poomsae and Nima Sherpa and Karma Ongmu Bhutia as managers in Kyorugi.

At a function held here at White Hall this evening, SATA felicitated the medal winners and coaches for bringing laurels to the State.

SATA joint secretary, Rajen Subba, congratulated the medal winners and members of the State team for their performance and encouraged the young martial artists to continue with their committed practice to improve their skills further and to do well in future competitions as well.

Team coach Suman Tamang mentioned that although most of team members were freshers, they gave an outstanding performance in their debut performances in the national championship.

“All these young martial artists are promising and have potential to do well in the national and international levels if they go with the same form and level of performance,” he said.

Likewise, team manager, Karma Ongmu Bhutia, appreciated the performance shown by the State team members. She also urged the young team members to practice more in order to do well in the upcoming championships.