Gurkha easily defeated his opponent in the final of light-contact kickboxing at the Presidents Cup. More than 100 players participated in various categories of kickboxing. About this she says- This is an important moment for me. When I got into kickboxing five years ago, I never thought I would win a state championship. It has done wonders for my confidence.
Dinkle is also fondly called Dinku Boxer. She says- After getting injured, many people had advised me not to do kickboxing. I was a bit disappointed, but I cleared all my doubts and started preparing for the state championship four months ago. Once I enter the arena, my focus is only on attacking the opponent and winning the game.
In 2009, when Gorkha was traveling in a bus with her mother Shobha, her leg was injured. His left leg was crushed above the ankle. His mother had both legs amputated and was forced to turn to bootlegging to support his family, but he soon convinced his mother to quit.
During the difficult times, the Bakshi Education Trust funded Gorkha and his sister’s kickboxing coaching fees as well as three years’ education expenses. The trust also donated a food stall to Shobha. About this she says- My focus is now on playing at the national level and then preparing for international tournaments. Gorkha’s coach, Siddharth Bhalegre said- He is fantastic. She works hard. It goes the extra mile to ensure that it outperforms its rivals. Gorkha has a bright future.
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