Deia Urs, a I PU student of Vidvardhaka Sangha Golden jubilee PU College, Kuvempunagar won silver medal in the Girls Open Grand Championship Kata category at the recently held 4th Zen Sports karate Championship at Koramangala Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.
In the quarter-finals she defeated Anika of Kerela 5-0 and in the semi-finals she defeated Harshitha of Bengaluru 5-0. However, she lost to Tamil Nadu’s Puneethavathi by a slender margin of 3-2 in the finals.
The Championship was organized by M.G. Prasad, Master Fitness Trainer and Coach, Indian National Karate Team and Head of Zen Sports and Fitness, Bengaluru. Around 700 prticipants from 15 States and also from Sri Lanka, Muscat nd Iran took part in the Championship. Deia is trained by her father B.S. Srinath Urs. Both practice under Sensei E.S. Kumar of Shako Kai Shito Ryo Karate Do of India and Shihan C.S. Arun Machaiah, President, All India Shito Ryo Karate Do Federation.