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Patna University Student Jabir Ansari Wins Gold in All India Karate Competition

  • 23 Jan 2023
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On January 22, 2023, Jabir Ansari, a student of Patna University, created history and won the gold medal in the 75 kg. weight category in the All India Inter University Karate Competition held at Atal Bihari Vajpayee University, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh).

Key Points

  • A five-day All India Inter-University Karate Women's and Men's Competition was held at BR Yadav Indoor Stadium Bahtarai from January 17-22, 2023 under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities and Atal Bihari Vajpayee University, Bilaspur.
  • 2500 players from about 200 prestigious universities of the country participated in this competition.
  • Renowned karate player Jabir Ansari is a resident of Tumbapahar in Jhajha block under Jamui district. He is currently pursuing his graduation from Patna University.
  • It is known that in the Bihar State Karate Championship 2023 held in Patna recently, Jabir Ansari created history by winning the gold medal for the seventh consecutive time. After winning the gold medal, Jabir has been selected for the national competition, which is to be held in Dehradun Uttarakhand from February 17 to 19, 2023.
  • Apart from this, Jabir also won a gold medal in the 75 kg. weight category in the 12th All India Open National Karate Competition held from December 22 to 25, 2022 in Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha.
  • On the basis of outstanding performance in the field of karate, the Bihar government has also honored Jabir with the National Level Sports Honor 3 times. On December 11, 2022, Jabir has been honored with Mahatma Buddha Samman organized by Sankat Haran Sahyog Samiti at Bihar Industries Association, Patna.
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