Nobin Jomoh Credit: EastMojo image

Itanagar: International karate champion from Arunachal Pradesh, Nobin Jomoh, has once again been selected to represent the country in the forthcoming World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate-1 Series A Championship-2019 to be held at Salzburg, Austria from March 1 to 3 this year.

The WKF Karate 1-Series A is a world-class competition that provides karatekas around the world with more competitive opportunities to shine at the highest level. Presented in an open format thus allowing every athlete in the world to compete, the Karate 1-Series A is framed under the umbrella of the Karate 1 to bring together the best competitors in a series of open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.

Nobin, who is currently serving the Arunachal Pradesh Police as Inspector, has so far won five gold, four silver and two bronze medals in various international events.

He has also won 19 gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals at national events.

A world karate qualified coach licence holder and the first senior Commonwealth karate medalist from Northeast India, Nobin has participated in several world championships held in countries like Germany, several European countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE and Turkey.

Speaking to EastMojo, Nobin who is set to leave for Salzburg on February 25, thanked Karate Association of India president Likha Tara, general secretary Shihan Ambitkar and senior vice-president Hanshi Bharat Sharma for providing him the opportunity to participate in the competition.

He also extended his gratitude to his coach Guru Shihan Deven Sharma, Arunachal Karate-Do Association general secretary Sensei L Marik and his friend Aniket Gupta for their support.

Meanwhile, Tara on behalf of the Karate Association of India has wished Nobin success for the tournament.

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