Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 28:
A 27-member junior karate team from Odisha left for New Delhi today to participate in the National Junior Karate Championship being organised by the Karate Association of India at Talkotara Indoor Stadium beginning from May 30.
The Team: Kushal Bhatt, Pravin Kumar, Abhisek Bariha, Piush Kumar Sahu, Ayusha Mohanty, Sagarika Patra, Bonali Das, Mitali Madhusmita, Saranya Ray, Gitishree Prusty, Debasmita Dalabehera, Anirudha Pratap Singh, Mukesh Kumar Nayak, Udit Udam, Agnibesh Maharana, Payal Baral, Manasha Mahanada, Abhisek Patnaik, Amrita Parida, Suvam Bobuta, Debabrata Yadav, Bikash Digal, Smruti Ranjan Palo, Basudev Pradhan, Nihar Ranjan Swain, Pawan Kumar and Sauvik Mandal
The team is accompanied by AK Pundir (manager), Suresh Chandra Jal (assistant manager), Rajib Singh and Mahesha Baral (coaches).
The state team was selected on the basis of their performance in the 26th State Karate Championship held at Utkal Karate School here recently.