Proving indomitable and fiery spirit within, many LPU students have brought laurels to the university by exhibiting the best of Judo skills at Commonwealth Championships in the United Kingdom (UK). LPU student Krishna Foujdar bagged International Gold Medal in 2019 Commonwealth Judo Championships held at the University of Wolverhampton (England). Similarly, Shiva Kumar has also won Gold Medal in the 2019 Commonwealth Judo Championships held at the University of Birmingham, in the UK.
Along with International, LPU students have also made many glorious wins at national competitions also. The amazing part of this illustrious winning is that the winners are not only from the physical education and sports departments but also belong to hard considered professional programmes like engineering, medical, technology and so on.
Nationally, Antim Yadav has bagged Gold Medal at the Junior National Judo Championships held in Lucknow. Another LPU student Anmol won the silver medal in All India Inter-University Judo Championship held at Kanpur; Unnati Sharma won silver at the Senior National Ranking Judo Championships 2019 held in New Delhi; and, Jagtar Singh also won silver medal at National Sub-Junior and Cadets’ Judo Championship held in Manipur. Another woman competitor Rekha has won Bronze Medal at the Junior National Judo Championships held in Uttar Pradesh.
Expressing her extreme joys, Gold winner Krishna shares: “To stand tall on the winners’ podium by wearing Gold Medal, and listening to the tune of one’s national anthem is every sportsperson’s true dream. Now, I am feeling much proud that I have won it for my country and the university on the international level. I am really grateful to my coaches at LPU for training me tough and guiding me to achieve big.”
Extending congratulations to the students who have proved their mettle illustriously, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informs: “All of these winners at LPU ensured their victory by practising powerfully and hard with their mentors, coaches and by also availing the top-notch facilities at internationally standardised Indoor Stadium at Shanti Devi Mittal Sports Complex of the University.”