Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, June 25:
Valena Valentina, the prominent woman karateka from Odisha, won a gold medal defeaing Tamang Bimala of Nepal in the final round of the women’s kata event in the South Asian Cadet, Junior and Senior Karate Championship at Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi today.
Earlier, Valena had defeated Madhu Shaki Trimokha of Sri Lanka in the semi-final while in the first round she had defeated Ahasan Ishat of Bangladesh.
The three-day event that began from June 23, is being organised by South Asian Karate Do Federation in association with Karate Association of India.