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11-year-old bags over 45 gold medals in Karate, now aspires to represent India in Olympics

11-year-old bags over 45 gold medals in Karate, now aspires to represent India in Olympics

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Published: 9 Aug 2019 7:05 AM GMT
An 11-year-old boy from Haryana who has bagged over 45 gold medals in Karate, aspires to represent India in Olympic Games and win a gold medal for his country. Getting to the Olympics Championship—let alone scoring gold—is no easy feat, especially at such a young age. Krishav Mahajan has been learning Karate since the age of five and he has a collection of over 45 gold medals and many certificates.
While speaking to ANI, Pawan Kumar, Krishav's Karate Coach said: "He came here at the age of five. According to me, he is the first child to win an international black belt in Karate, hailing from Asia. I haven't seen such a passionate child in my life. He was always passionate to learn Karate; he has never feared anything and anyone in the ring."
Krishav Mahajan "He has attended various tournaments till now. Krishav has also competed with several strong players in the ring. I train him for two hours each day. He started playing at the inter-school level and now he plays at the international level," Kumar added.
"I chose this game when I saw my coach performing Karate jumps. That was the moment when I decided to learn Karate. I have participated in various international tournaments in Malaysia and South Africa. I have won over 45 gold medals," explained Krishav, when asked why he decided to learn Karate.
Karate Krishav Mahajan "If my coach continues to pour his blessings over me then I'll become the best Karate Champion,"
he added. Recently, the 11-year-old bagged a gold medal in the 20th Milo International Open Karate Championship at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Over 16 countries and over 2,200 participants had participated in the tournament. Krishav's father said: "Krishav used to go to a nearby mall with us mundanely. There was a Star Karate Club in the mall, Krishav always used to notice that Karate club and since then he started insisting on learning Karate."
"His interest kept on increasing for learning Karate which has turned into a passion now. He can leave his other mundane activities but he will never miss his Karate practice. So, Karate means everything to him now," he added.
For a teen who aspires to win a gold medal for India, he is not only focused on taking up Karate in the future but this champion is equally concerned about his studies and school. After returning from school, Krishav attends his tuitions and goes for his Karate training after completing all his school work.
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