Hyderabad : Mr. Viyyapu Sai Vamsi, a student of KL Deemed to be University, Hyderabad Campus has won a Silver medal in the esteemed Taekwondo-Indian Cup (Open International Taekwondo Championship) held in Goa, India recently. The large-scale event, supported by the Korean Culture Center and the Youth and Sports Promotion Association of India, witnessed a massive participation of 400 students from 5 countries and all states of India.
The third year, B.Tech CSE student at KL Deemed-to-be University had won the silver medal in the ‘Taekwondo
Poomsae’ category, after an intense competition, defeating 2 players in 4 rounds. The remarkable Indian success meant that the 18-year-old was recognized for his impressive performance by the jury in the parameters of speed, power, and techniques. In the semifinals, the young talent won against person from Nepal. In the immensely fierce finals, Vamsi competed against another person from India and scored 7.9 and 8.2 respectively.
Speaking about the victory and the grind that goes into attaining it, Mr. Viyyapu Sai Vamsi said, “I was trained intensively under Master Allam Subash, who taught me the gravity of discipline and hard work in martial arts. I was trained fervently for 4 hours a day, to build stamina and gain momentum. I am extremely grateful for the constant support I had received from KL Deemed-to-be University, my professors, and my trainer, who reinforced confidence in me through numerous tournaments”.
Furthermore, Vamsi was also recognized for parameters beyond those of the competition. He was accorded the 3rd prize for his movements, the fluidity and reach of which, surpassed the rest of the participants. Dr. G. P. Saradhi Varma, Vice-Chancellor, KL Deemed-to-be University commenting on the pupil’s success, said, “Vamsi’s victory is a significant milestone in the university’s vision of a holistic learning and development approach. Athletics has been a significant part in the university’s culture and we wholly encourage a fair balance of immersive education and passion in sports”.
The participants have stressed on the intensity of the competition this year and the increasing standards of excellence in the art.