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by joash ee de silva
Khavin Raj poses for a pic after winning the gold medal in the boys’ cadet kumite below 52kg event at the Asian Junior Championships in KL on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: It was a brilliant start for the Malaysian karate team at the Asian Junior Championships when they managed to bag a gold and three bronzes on the opening day.
Khavin Raj was the hero at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium (KLBA) on Friday. He downed Japan’s Minami Yunosuke 2-1 in the boys’ cadet kumite below 52kg final to give Malaysia their first gold of the tournament.
“I am very happy as I have made my family, masters and dojo (training centre) proud,” said Khavin, who trains at the Suba Karate Dojo in Cheras.
“I felt scared and was under a lot of pressure before the fight, but after going two points up I was more confident. At the same time, I told myself to stay calm and focused,” he added.
The win has certainly ignited the fire in the 15-year-old’s belly.
“I am still not satisfied though. My next aim is to win at the World Junior Championships next year,” said Khavin.
Malaysia’s three bronzes were contributed by Ooi San Hong (boys’ kadet individual kata), Ariana Lim Jun Yi (girls’ cadet individual kata) and Madhuri Poovanesan (girls’ cadet kumite below 47kg).
At last year’s championships in Dubai, Malaysia returned home empty handed.
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