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2 young kick boxers has made Darjeeling hills proud

DEEP MILAN PRADHAN 
MIRIK : Two young kick boxing champions has made the Darjeeling hills proud by their prowess at a national level kick boxing championship held in Bandipur, Jammy and Kashmir on June 22-24. Sachin Tamang won gold in the tournament in the 15-18 year age category, while Shiv Gurung won the silver medal in the under-15 category. In the tournament participated by kick boxers from 22 states, Sachin defeated his competitor from Punjab in the finals, while Shiv lost to his competitor from Haryana. Sachin and Shiv are close friends and schoolmates from Rainbow English Medium School in Panighatta. They said their hard work and support from their trainer Bishal Rai, school principle Amit Chettri, teachers Anmol Chettri, Prabhakar Thapa and Uttam Thakuri were instrumental in their win. The duo participated in the competition led by their coach Bishwanath Rai. They have already participated in different competitions, including one national level championship, two district level competitions and four state level tournaments. The two champions said they will now focus on international level tournaments along with their academics. Sachin and Shiv have dedicated their success in the championship to their respective families and the Darjeeling district.
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