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Rishabh Kiran Dixshit strikes gold in 11th World Taekwondo Culture Expo

August 06, 2017 Sumeet Mishra

Rishabh Dixshit who is just 13, recently won a gold medal in 11th World Taekwondo Culture Expo which was held in Korea last month. The competition began on 13th July and ended on July 18th. The boy who is pursuing his education from Delhi Public School is currently studying in STD 8th.  He travelled to Korea and came victorious from there.

Beside this the teenager has also won 2 gold medals in Poomsae (imaginary fight with opponent) an sparring (combat fight) where 41 countries participated. He is also silver medalist district level competition and currently is training at STA academy at Sindhi Society Gymkhana under the guidance of his coach Rajan Singh.

Sharing his experience about the competition Rishabh said, “It was a great experience for me to play an international tournament. I missed my family when I was away from home but I am glad that I have won two gold medals. The whole experience in Korea was a great.

Talking about the competition he said, “It was neither easy nor difficult. When I left India I was very confident. I cleared the initial matches quite easily but when I reached the knock out round I was nervous but that happens when you are playing a big tournament and representing your country.  

The teenager practiced really worked hard on his fitness before going to Korea, as fitness is the key is such sports. “I specially used to make time for training. It was an important tournament for me and I wanted to make the most of it,” said the 13 year old boy.

Besides taekwondo his other interest are football. He is a huge fan of Ronaldo. He love everything about the man and considers him as his Idol. He also loves to play guitar.

His mother Jiniya Dixshit on Rishabh's achievements said, "I am very happy about my son. If Rishabh is interested in doing a particular thing then he will give his whole heart for it but if you force him to thing which is not of his interested in doing then he will not put his 100% effort in it. Initially he was not keen in playing Taekwondo but gradually he developed interest in the sport and the result which has come out is very pleasing. He has been doing Taekwondo for five years and Rajan Singh has been with him since the beginning.

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