A CORRESPONDENTNORTH LAKHIMPUR, July 31: Dhemaji District scored the 2nd best team title in the 35th Assam State Taekwondow Championship held from July 25 to 29 in Dibrugarh at University campus. The Dhemaji District team, which participated in the event under the management of the Secretary of Dhemaji District Taekwondow Association, Purnananda Hazarika, Assistant Secretary Deep Chutia and adviser Lalit Dihinga, was potent enough to secure 35 medals in the tournament, out of which were 11 gold, 8 silver and 16 bronze.
SHUSEKI Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai, 9th Degree Black Belt Founder, Chairman and Chief Instructor of the International Karate Daigaku, successfully graded and advanced 95 karatekas of the Guyana Karate College (GKC).He was assisted by the College’s Vice-Chairman and Vice-Chief Instructor Sensei Jeffrey Wong 6th Degree Black Belt; Sensei Dr Guy Low 5th Degree Black Belt and Sensei Kenrick Cheeks 2nd Degree Black Belt.Students came from the GKC’s Carifesta Sports Complex and Cornelia Ida’s Dojos.Leading the promotions for this grading exercise was 2nd Degree John McGrath who turned in a scintillating performance to earn a 3rd Degree Black Belt or Sandan Ranking.He was followed by the sister and brother pair of Alyssa Kristy and Aiden Davendra Singh, Otho Harris, Deron Austin Samuel Austin and Jayden Hurry all of whom advanced from 1st Degree to 2nd Degree Black Belts or the Nidan RankingJonathan Ng-a-Fook, Diego De Nobrega and Taissa De Nobrega were also elevated from 1st Kyu Brown Belts to 1st Degree Black Belts or the Shodan Rank.Being promoted from 10th kyu to 8th kyu were Nathan Taitt, Janiya Lee, Kissiah Jordan, Jared Hurry, Jonathan Wong while Louis Alexandro Da Silva was promoted from 10th kyu to 7th kyu.The 9th kyu karatakas who were promoted to 8th kyu were Ameer Shariff, Amosdanial, Darnell Klass while Eli Jordan moved from 9th kyu to 7th kyu as well as Prosper Jacobus, Rizwan Mahadeo, Anusha Jodhan, Chinelo Enekwechi.The karatekas of the GKCMia Ritchie was promoted from 7th kyu to 4th kyu while promoted from 6th kyu to 5th kyu were Lemuel Wilson, Jerome Blyden, Rishabh Ramessar, Micaiah De Peazer, Omar Shariff and Joshua Aaron.Moving from 5th kyu to 4th kyu was Laurence Baptiste, while those elevated from 5th kyu to 3rd kyu were Angelina Campayne, Jared Bird, Daniel Gonsalves, Jadon Lee, Aretha Trisho Persaud, Najuma Gibbs and Jermain Holder.From 4th kyu to 3rd kyu was Randolph Scott while from 4th kyu to 2nd kyu was Jose Rodrigues.Moving from 3rd kyu to 2nd kyu were Mekhi Ritchie and Daniel Denny, whilst those elevated from 3rd kyu to 1st kyu were Sophia Mittelholzer, Joshua Gibbs, Somlata Bispat and William Grant Sr.Those who were promoted from 2nd kyu to 1st kyu were Damale Denny, Nalini Rampersaud, Brandon Yong and Paula Louis-Grant.Meanwhile, from the Cornelia Ida Dojo those moving from 10th kyu to 8th kyu were Sandeep Parsram, Mirta Cecil, Justin Persaud, Roy Khadoo, John Saugh, Pramod Hanoman, Chitra Devi Persaud, Jessica Seetahal, Amrita Teekaram, Layshtianna Hansraj, Smriti Devanand, Sanjana Persaud, Karuna Lall, Yogini Devi Dolai, Rehana Bascom, Navita Gunraj, Harshani Danpaul, Chitradevi Alli, Heimala Dookie, Yugdarnhani O’Brian, Kelly Bridgewater, Namrata Parsram, Jasmini O’Brian, Abbas Nazarallie.Moving from 7th kyu to 5th kyu were Sadiea Ajodah and Sharda Persaud.Moving from 6th kyu to 5th kyu were Amarnauth Madh, Said Jeffers, Raveena Persaud, Geetanjalee Motielall, Sharda Ranglall.Rising from 5th kyu to 4th kyu were Shalena Sookdeo, Sarah Persaud, Darchani Chetram, Rajmattie Chintaman. The sole person to go from 4th kyu to 3rd kyu was Sabreena Mohamed.Heading from 3rd kyu to 2nd kyu were Chameli Dahaniram, Gavena Doodnauth, Leah Bisesar, Vanita Chulie, Manoj Nachhman, Omadai Kukul, Danesha Doodnauth Jayanti Ram. Rajnie Brijmohan moved from 3rd kyu to 1st kyu.Master Woon-a-Tai is now in Suriname where he continues his journey to nine other countries in the region for more training sessions and grading exercises.
Facebook Twitter Google+ After No. 27 Syracuse’s final home match this season, Sofya Golubovskaya walked off the court with tears in her eyes. She cried neither because it was Senior Day for her doubles partner nor because her first collegiate season was almost over.She cried because she had a bad match.In a day filled with emotions, SU’s only freshman was frustrated with herself after her match went unfinished at 4-6, 6-2, 1-4. She walked off the courts at Drumlins Country Club and declined to talk to the media.But almost instantly, her teammates were there to comfort her.“I’ve had a lot of struggles this year,” Golubovskaya said, “but now I have a team to help me, and I love it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGolubovskaya, a native of Moscow, came to Syracuse for the first time on Jan. 10. In more than three months, she has dealt with a multitude of adjustments. One of her biggest culture shocks was being a part of a team rather than playing as an individual, Golubovskaya said. It was new to her. A team, an aspect of tennis she once questioned, has driven her to improve her game as a regular at third singles for the Orange.For all of her life before arriving at SU, Golubovskaya competed alone in tournaments in Russia and Europe. Playing on a team was a concept she didn’t understand.“Tennis (is) not a team sport,” Golubovskaya said. “It was really new for me. I wasn’t ready at first.”A couple of weeks into Golubovskaya’s transition, junior Gabriela Knutson said the freshman was hesitant to bond with her new team. During team practices, SU works on cheering for teammates at matches, mostly during changeovers and in between points. That was something Golubovskaya had to get used to.“The first day here she didn’t cheer (with us) at all,” Knutson said. “It was like she didn’t understand what was going on.”One thing that helped her was that three of her seven teammates speak Russian. Anna Shkudun, Golubovskaya’s doubles partner, and Libi Mesh speak Russian, and Maria Tritou can hold a conversation in Russian from time to time, Golubovskaya said. Interactions with them helped Golubovskaya forget about the language barriers in her new life.To ease Golubovskaya’s adjustment, SU head coach Younes Limam wanted to mimic some of the tactics he used with then-freshman Miranda Ramirez last season. Limam set up biweekly meetings with Golubovskaya and associate head coach Shelley George.The meetings focused on her biggest challenges. Of the wide range of acclimations, Limam pointed toward understanding her coaches, teammates and professors as some of the toughest. At times, Golubovskaya sought advice during those encounters, while other times she asked for favors such as getting a ride to the mall, she said.Most of the season, Golubovskaya played third singles behind Knutson and Ramirez. During a pivotal three-match stretch against ranked teams, Golubovskaya won three-straight matches against then-No. 44 Clemson, then-No. 16 Wake Forest and then-No. 48 Louisville.This is the first season Golubovskaya has worried about playing teams and not just individuals. She used to only rely on herself to reach her goals. Now, Golubovskaya has seven other players on her side.“All my life I was just taking care of myself and nobody else,” Golubovskaya said, “Now that I’m here, I see that my teammates can help me in life.” Comments Published on April 30, 2018 at 10:58 pm Contact KJ: firstname.lastname@example.org | @KJEdelman