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Tura teen clinch gold medals at Bhutan Int’l Taekwondo Championships

First Published: 30th July, 2022 17:06 IST

Casarina Public School is known for encouraging martial arts training with regular practice sessions taking place on a weekly basis

In a moment of pride for the entire region, a 14-year-old-student of Casarina Public School in Tura in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills, Chean Lachaim D Shira, has won two gold medals for the country in the recently concluded Bhutan International Taekwondo Championships, 2022.

14-year-old Shira has been training under the guidance of former gold medalist Eugene Marak.

Casarina Public School is known for encouraging martial arts training with regular practice sessions taking place on a weekly basis. It has helped students inculcate self-defense techniques as well as better physical attributes.

Earlier this year, in the month of June – July, Shira won 5 gold medals along with 6 silvers in the National Sikkim Taekwondo Championship held in Sikkim. For his tremendous performance, he was also given a citation by the Association.

When asked, young Shira said that he will continue participating in tournaments to gather more experience in the sport and his dream is to win an Olympic gold medal for the country in Taekwondo.

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