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National E-Kata Karate Championship: 8 karatekas including 4 from Tata Centre to represent Jharkhand

Jamshedpur, Aug 9: Eight karatekas including 5 from East Singhbhum have been selected to represent Jharkhand in the National E-Kata Karate Championship to be held on virtual platform from 25th to 27th August, 2021. Jharkhand team includes 4 karatekas from Tata Steel Karate Training Centre, Jamshedpur who have shown their best performance.  

Ahead of the tournament to be held on the occasion of Sir Dorabji Tata Anniversary and National Sports Day, Jharkhand State Karate Do Association (JSKA) organized one-day selection camp in JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur in which 48 Karatekas from different districts of Jharkhand participated. The selection camp was conducted under 5 qualified judges of Jharkhand under KAI. The selected 8 Karetakas (4 Boys & 4 Girls) include- Ishaan Singh (East Singhbhum) for under-13 category, Pranab Paul (East Singhbhum) for 14 to 15 year category, Adarsh Kumar Singh (East Singhbhum) for 16 to 17 year category and Niraj Kumar (East Singhbhum) for above 18 year.

In girls- Vaishnavi (Ranchi) will represent the state in under-13 category, Bandana Singh (East Singhbhum) in 14 to 15 year category, Poonam Munda (Ranchi) in 16 to 17 year category and Somari Hembrom (West Singhbhum) for above 18 year.

Karate Assocation of India (KAI) is organizing National E-Kata Karate Champion on Virtual Platform from 25th to 27th August, 2021 in which 240 Karatekas (120 Boys & 120 Girls) from 30 states of India will participate.

The tournament will be held as per the guidelines and rules and regulations of World Karate Federation (WKF) and Asian Karate Do Federation (AKF) under qualified Judges of World Karate Federation and Asian Karate Do Federation who are members of KAI.

This championship is being organized by Karate Association of India (KAI), hosted by Jharkhand State Karate Do Association (JSKA) and supported by Tata Steel Sports Division, Jamshedpur. 

“We expect to win medals in this championship as the selected karatekas have performed well and hope they continue the same show at the nationals,” said Shihan L. Nageshwar Rao, Hony. General Secretary of Jharkhand State Karate Do Association.

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