9 October 2022


A two day 9th GTA Cup Open National Taekwondo Championship being organized by Emerald Martial Arts at the Gymnasium Hall of Panjab University, Sector 14 ended here today.

The championship was held under the leadership of 5th Dan Black Belt Master Shiv Raj Gharti and 2nd Dan Black Belt Kavita Rai in which players from 2 to 30 age groups of different age groups are taking part.

Award ceremony was organized in which the top players in the championship were felicitated with gold, silver, bronze medals and by giving mementos. While the overall trophy was given to the best performing team in the championship. Apart from these, coaches, referees, volunteers and event sponsors were felicitated on the occasion.

In 3-7 age group (PV category) girls Arshiya Goswami, Uhana Malik won gold, Namrit, Keshvi won silver and Tanya Kashyap and Shagun won bronze, while in the same category, Rudra, Parth Kataria, Viaan won gold, Gunav, Miraan Rai won Silver and Rachit Anand won Bronze.

Aradhya Shourie, Heenal Karwasra won Gold, Anika Thakur Ibadat Kaur, Shanya won Silver, Ritu, Amyra Arora and Ishaya Arora won Bronze medals in 8-11 Age Group (Sub Junior Category) Girls. In this category, Vihaan Choudhary, Hitanshu Soni got Gold, Viraj Garg and Kushagra Verma got Silver and Atharv got Bronze.

In the 12-14 age group (Cadet Category), Sambhav Garg, Aviral got Gold, Manavjit, Ishan Bhatia and Sahil got Silver and Jeet Singh, Ansh Panwar, Aryan got Bronze. In the 15-17 age group (Cadet Category) girls Shivanshi won Gold, Jaishna Mohan bagged Silver medal.

Gayatri Kaushal won Gold, Shubha Aggarwal, Simran won Silver medal in above 18 age group (Senior Category) girls. In this category, Rohit Thapa got gold, Kritesh Thakur got silver medal in boys.

The championship was held in 3 categories which include Koryo, Poomsae, Speed Kicking, in which the players displayed their talent. Another competition of Challenge Cup was also organized under the championship.

The head of Emerald Martial Arts Academy and the organizer of the championship, 5th Dan Black Belt Master Shiv Raj Gharti and 2nd Dan Black Belt Kavita Rai said that for the last 8 years they have been organizing such grand championships in the tricity.

He informed that in the 9th GTA Cup Taekwondo Championship, more than 800 players from different states across the country are participating. Master Shiv Raj Gharti said players from different states of the country are participating in the championship.


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