Madhya Pradesh karatekas dominate in National Games

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Ranchi, Feb 13 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh dominated thekarate-do ring clinching three gold medals, while Tamil Nadubagged two in the 34th National Games here today.

Eight gold medals were decided today in karate-do withOrissa, Sikkim and Delhi winning the three other yellow metalsin the competition held at Sheikh Bhikhari AdministrativeBlock at the Mega Sports Complex in Ranchi.

In kata men''s, Vikas Sharma of Madhya Pradesh won thegold beating Meghalaya''s Damang Syngkon, while Delhi''s AshishWakte and Anil Sharma of Rajasthan won the bronze medals.

Orissa''s Valena Valentia won the gold in kata women''sdefeating Linza Fenny of Meghalaya. Sandhya Chandrima ofMadhya Pradesh and Jharkhand''s Seema Kumar Sinha won thebronze medals.

The second gold for Madhya Pradesh was won by Shaba Khanwhile Orissa''s Valena clinched her second medal in the form ofa silver in the kumite 50kg women''s category.

Wandashesha Warjar of Meghalaya and N Harsha of TamilNadu clinched the bronze medals.

Savitri Jhariya of MP earned the third gold for her statebeating local girl Vimla Munda of Jharkhand in the kumitebelow 45kg women''s category where Reyna Gupta of Bengal andDhiksha Shetty of Maharashtra clinched the bronze medals.

In the kumite 61kg for women, S Sumithra of Tamil Naduclinched the top honours beating local challenge Seema Sinhaas Soiram Chandrika (Manipur) and Chunnu Sangno (Andhra)settled for the bronze medals.

Sikkim''s Sukhraj Mukhiya trounced Ankit Sonkar of MP forthe gold-silver in the kumite below 50kg men''s section thatsaw K Azhakesan of Tamil Nadu and Yasin Zabre of Maharashtrataking the bronze medals.

Delhi''s second gold of the competition came in the kumitebelow 61kg men''s category where Sewabrat Deuri trounced DilipKumar of Rajasthan in the final.

MP''s Gaurav Sindhiya and F Lathan Puiya (Mizoram) settledfor the bronze medals after losing in the semis.

Tamil Nadu''s second gold in karate-do came through GSabari Karthik who beat Paritosh Sharma of MP in the kumite67kg men''s category.

Sameer Das (Assam) and Likha Rajan (Andhra) bagged thebronze medals. (More) PTI TAP SHN

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