Tuesday, August 1, 2000,
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Champion of karate at 8
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, July 31 He is just eight. He is a karate champion. Arjun Adhikari, a student of New Public High School, started learning karate at the age of 3. Today he is the winner of 13 gold medals. He won his first gold when he was just 4.

His father, Hari Prasad, who is working at the Satluj Club, said that Arjun puts in at least 4 hours of practice daily to make his dreams come true.

He leaves home at 5 am and comes back at 7 am. After attending school, and taking some rest, he again devotes time to his passion. He spends two hours in the evening also.

According to his coach, G C Mandal, Arjun is already a brown belt holder. The day is not far when he will graduate to black belt.

He won his first gold medal in 1997 in Jagraon. Since then he has not looked back. A series of gold medals followed for Arjun at all competitions like Peace Cup Karate, All India Full Contact and Karate championship, Sixth State Open Full Contact Martial Arts, 98, Inter District Veer Kwon, Do Martial Arts Championship, Second All India Modern Kick Boxing and Karate-do and so many.Back

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