V.THARUN BAGS HANDFUL OF GOLD MEDALS in STATE and NATIONAL LEVEL KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
V.Tharun, the bright young karate star could be India’s next bet for Olympic gold! Tharun’s ambition is to become a Major in the Indian Army and serve the country.
India abounds in a profusion of talent in every arena possible. Chennai based V. Tharun is one of those to watch for. studying in class ten at Alpha CBSE School, Chennai, he has bagged plenty of medals and awards for his exceptional talent in karate. He hails from a humble pot-maker’s family but dreams big. Tharun wants to participate in the Olympics and Asian Games and make India proud.
His ambition is to become a Major in the Indian Army and serve the country. Milestones in karate. Tharun started his journey in karate in 2014 at the All India Kenshukai Isshinryu Karate Club. He was trained by Kyoshi Rajkumar, the Chief Examiner and Technical Director of Kenshukai Isshinryu Karate. His skillful mastery of the martial art earned him the opportunity to participate in the first State Karate Championship which was organized by Learn to Win-Martial Art School.
He won a silver medal in Kumite (fighting) and this was his maiden achievement. The same year, he also participated in the State Level championship organized by the Zen Isshinryu Karate Association and won a silver medal in Kumite(fighting) and bronze medal in Kata. The next milestone was participating in the National Level Karate Championship in 2017 which was organized by TKFI (The Karate Federation of India) and the Government of India, where he bagged a silver medal. Following this, he put in a lot of sweat and determination and participated in five State Karate Tournaments organized by the Government of India and won 3 gold medals in Kumite(fighting) and 2 gold medals in Kata.
This was followed by the coveted black belt from his trainer Kyoshi Rajkumar in 2018. He also received the Best Performance Award for Kumite in the black belt camp. 2018 took him a notch further and he won a gold at the District Karate Championship for Kumite and a silver for Kata. Tharun moved on to the State Level Karate Championship and won 2 gold medals. In the same year, he participated in 2 National Level Karate Tournaments and won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal. In December 2018, he was selected for the Indo-Sri Lankan Open Karate Championship -2018 which was held in Kerala and won a silver medal in the Cadet Kumite. It was affiliated by: The Japan Karate Association of India, Recognised by the Government of India (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports), WKF (World Karate Federation). 2019 proved to be a turning point in his life. He participated in a State Level Karate Championship which was held in Cuddalore and bagged 2 gold medals. It was organized by the Indian Karate Federation.
He was then selected for the Indo-Malaysia International Karate Championship 2019 which was held in Tuticorin and won a gold medal in Cadet Kumite and a silver medal in Kata organized by the Government of India and KAI (Karate Association of India). Later, he was selected for the International Karate Championship where 9 countries – India, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, England, Malaysia, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nigeria took part. It was held in Visakhapatnam and he won a gold medal in Kumite and a bronze medal in Kata. This was the biggest karate tournament he had participated in. It was approved by the Karate Association of India (KAI). It is recognized by: Indian Olympic Association and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, International Olympic Committee (IOC). V. Tharun also won Gold Medal in Kumite in the 1st WSKF South Asian karate championship – 2019 held at jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Chennai on 4th and 5th May, 2019 organized by The world shotokan karate do federation of India affiliated to The world shotokan karate do Federation Japan, karate association of india, Indian Olympic Association, World karate Federation, Asian karate Federation.
Recognized by Government of India( ministry of youth affairs and sports), international Olympic committee. Tharun is now a member of the World Karate Federation and Sport Accord and International World Games Association. Tharun’s father Velan is a small time vendor come up in his life from very low level and mother Lavanya is a house wife are working hard for the success behind Tharun pouring their entire motivation. This rising star is bound to make India proud, now residing at No.30/55, 4A Sreenath Tower, Lake View Road, West Mambalam.