Himachal Boy To Represent India For International Kickboxing Championship

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Lokesh Bhanot, a student of the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, Solan is all set to represent the country in the World Kickboxing Championship to be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 5-10, 2018. The championship is being organized by the World Kickboxing Federation.

Lokesh Bhanot to represent India for the International Kickboxing competition

Fourth-year student of B Sc Forestry at the University’s College of Horticulture and Forestry (COH&F), Bhanot had bagged a bronze medal in the senior category (90-100 kg) in the National Kickboxing Championship held at Patna in 2016 and a Gold Medal in the 65-75 kg category at the National Championship held at Ghaziabad in 2012-13. In addition, Bhanot has won several medals at the state and district level championships in different weight categories.

Hailing from Solan, Bhanot had previously represented India in Italy in 2013 where he became a black belt in the sport. In 2017, he was selected to participate in the World Kickboxing Championship in Sudan and Brazil, but could not participate due to his exams.

Not only has Bhanot excelled as a player, but in 2017 also became a World Kickboxing Federation accredited International referee in the sport by clearing the official exam. He is also an accredited national referee.

While congratulating Bhanot for bringing laurels to the university and the College, Dr HC Sharma, UHF Vice-Chancellor said , “ the University has been encouraging sporting activities along with academics. this achievement will also motivate other students of the university”

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 12 years of experience behind him. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI new agency. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism awar. He has intensively covered the Tibetan Government in Exile and regularly reports on varied issues which include sports, tourism and others. Arvind Sharma lives in Dharamshala in Himachal.

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