2nd NATIONAL SAVATE CHAMPIONSHIP AT CHANDIGARH
Mr. Pruthwiraj Harichandan,
Savate Association of Odisha.
6th August 2018
SAVATE NATIONALS - ODISHA TEAM BAGGED 4 GOLD MEDALS
A 10 Member Team (08 Players & 02 Officials) from Odisha took part in the 2nd National Savate Championship held from 02 - 04 August 2018 at Chandigarh under the leadership of Mr. Pruthwiraj Harichandan, Founder & General Secretary of Savate Association of Odisha- SAO.
There were 18 States with around 200 participants and 27 Officials from all over the country. It is for the first time Odisha State took part in any National Savate Championship after getting trained and selected during 1st Odisha State Savate Championship at Bhubaneswar held in July 2018. These 08 Players had gone with a dream of creating a history of Savate for Odisha and they have proved themselves worthy of their own dedication and effort. No matter we had a small team in the Nationals but all the praise and eyes were only on these Odisha Players in the entire Nationals as they were technically and knowledge wise very strong among others said Ms. Sushmeet Kaur, Team Manager, SAO.
Now the History is already created as Savate Odisha has a cent percent record in this championship. All the 08 Participants have bagged medals as follows:
Slno. Name Medal Category Event
1. PRIYANKA TRIPATHY BRONZE Sub Jr. Girls ASSAUT
2. SHIVSADHAN HANSDA GOLD Cadet Boys ASSAUT
3. ASHUTOSH KHADANGA GOLD Cadet Boys ASSAUT
4. ANWESHA PALLAI SILVER Cadet Girls ASSAUT
5. HARSHITA PRADHAN GOLD Cadet Girls ASSAUT
6. ARPIT BEHERA SILVER Cadet Boys ASSAUT
7. AAFRINA JAHUR BRONZE Senior Girls COMBAT
8. STHITAPRAGYAN MOHANTY GOLD Senior Boys COMBAT
✓ Mr. PRUTHWIRAJ HARICHANDAN as National Referee/Judge
✓ Ms. SUSHMEET KAUR as Team Manager
✓ Ms. AAFRINA JAHUR qualified and became a National Certified Coach and Referee (Grade B) by successfully passing theory and practical exams.
Grand Master S. S. Harichandan, (Chairman, SAO & Pumas International) along with and Mr. Manoj Shukla, (President,SAO) , Mr. Bibhuti Bhusan Behera, (Vice President, SAO), Mr. Sivanand Ray, President, AOKA, Mr. Pradyumna Behera, (Gen. Secy., WAO) congratulated the medalists.