Kashmira wins first medal for India at karate event

PTI| Updated: Dec 12, 2013, 21:25 PM IST

Mumbai: Kashmira Choksi grabbed the first medal for India in the sixth Karate-Do Gojukai World Championship by winning a bronze in the individual women`s Kata technique category here on thursday.

Kashmira, a student of Vispy Kapadia, defeated Australia`s Gail Marie in the first round, Hong Kong`s Li Yuk Wah in the second and Namibia`s Sabine Newman in the third to win the first medal for the hosts in the championship at the NSCI`s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Worli.

In the men`s category, Iran`s Kavirada Zeh won the first gold medal of the tournament in the individual Kata technique.

The silver medal in this category was also won by an Iranian, Mohmadi, while Brazil`s Sabricio D`souza took home the bronze medal.