LPU’s BSc (Phy Edu) martial arts student brought laurels to India by winning silver in Russia


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Kiranjot Kaur, a 3rd year martial arts student in the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at Lovely Professional University (LPU), recently won the silver medal in a difficult 2021 Hapkido Cup World Championship which took place ‘is held in St. Petersburg, Russia. With this applauding victory, Black Belt holder Kiranjot made India and the university proud of his strength and athletic skills fully utilized during global competition. Kiranjot employed everything the sport demanded of her, including the best of joint locking, grappling, throwing, kicking, blocking, punching and other striking attacks. Thanks to her ferocity of actions, she has no other than her Russian rival in the final fight. She fought four winning fights to lose the last in gold. She was the only Indian girl to have won a medal in Russia in competitions. Kiranjot is a brilliant LPU sportswoman, who has already won numerous gold medals at the national level. It was her first international tour where she once again showed her being of excellence. A simple rural girl from Sofipind near Jalandhar (Punjab), Kiranjot entered LPU with a sports scholarship and showed her perfection skills in sports and study. She still has an excellent GPA in all of her exams with regular attendance as well.

Her mentor at LPU describes her as a dedicated, dedicated and disciplined student in all her forms. LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal congratulated the globally bright student and wished she would continue to bring more laurels to the country and to the university. Extremely happy, Kiranjot’s mother, Mrs. Maninder Kaur, shares that it would not have been possible for us to let Kiranjot continue with both studies and sports, if LPU had not granted him 100% scholarship. “I am indeed very grateful to LPU for supporting my dream of having the best skills in education and sport. My studies at LPU and my international victory in Russia proved it thoroughly ”, exclaims jubilant Kiranjot. She was awarded a full scholarship of two lakhs ten thousand, or Rs 35,000 per semester for a three-year program. This year the competitions were held during the 75th year of continuation (1946-2021) of the championship. “Hapkido” is considered a Korean-Japanese collaborative martial art form of self-defense that was used extensively after World War II. The World Hapkido Council is supposed to be part of the Russian Union of Hapkido Federations, which is a full member of the Global Hapkido Association and the European Hapkido Union. The Hapkido Russian do Federation hosted the Martial Arts World Cup competition in Russia.

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Kayleen C. Rice

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