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Guwahati win team title in karate meet

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 9 � Guwahati won the best team title with 28 gold, 22 silver and 21 bronze medals in the TG Baruah Memorial Youth-Veteran and U-21 State Karate Championship which concluded at the Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium here last evening.

Jorhat took the second spot with six gold, 11 silver and eight bronze medals while Dibrugarh came third winning 21 medals.

Mehnaz Yasmin (10-13 yrs girls, of Sonitpur) and Jyotirsman Kashyap (10-13 yrs boys, of Guwahati) were adjudged as the best fighters in the children group while Janki Devi (14-17 yrs girls, of Guwahati) and Ashwini Teron (14-17 yrs boys, of Guwahati) won the best player titles in the youth category. Ramesh Chetry of Cachar received the best fighter crown in the veteran section defeating defending champion Uday Kumar Shah of Guwahati.

Altogether 200 karatekas from 16 districts took part in the two-day championship which was organised by United Karate-Do Association, Assam.

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