In what is a very proud moment for India, Vivek Teja became the World Karate Champion (All Styles) at the Martial Arts World Championships in Sydney, Australia today. Vivek, an international martial artist first got the better of James Chatfield, a karate specialist from New Zealand. In the next round, he went on to defeat Anthony Raiyas, a kickboxer from England and eventually beat taekwondo star from Australia, Matthew Rose in the final.
The first Indian to have acquired expertise in all martial art styles of the world, Vivek has been a fighter for 14 years. He has participated in over 15 international tournaments and won 60 medals at state, national and international tournaments.
Let's take it upon ourselves and ensure he gets a chance to make our country proud in the future as well:
Vivek Teja becomes World Karate Champion at Martial Arts Championships in Sydney, Australia. Let this not be another case of negligence.— Shuvro Ghoshal (@shuvro_addict) July 31, 2016
More to follow.Published 31 Jul 2016, 19:49 IST