Bhaskar inches closer to Olympic 2020 berth

Photo : Bhaskar

Owing to his dream for the Olympic Gold and aspiring for the podium has led him to another significant win three weeks back at the Helsinki Karate Open, where over 600 competitors from all over the world were fighting for the top spot.
This is the first time an Indian has been on the podium in the prestigious Helsinki Karate Open which is organised by Finnish Karate Federation. The win in Helsinki brings him closer to securing an Olympic berth for the nation. He was also in attendance at the Salzburg Open this year, where he was placed 16th in his group, making him gain substantial Olympic points to compete in the next.

He is in course to become the first Indian Karate athlete to represent India in Olympics 2020 ,having attended the Second qualification stage in Austria on March this year, and Intensive training in Belgium under five-time World Champion this year also, he is on schedule to attend major intensive training for a number of sessions in Palermo, Italy in the next few months.

Last time,  Sporting India had talked at length about him having represented India at International Level since 2009 at championships ranging from World Championships to the Commonwealth, as also him being a three-time Commonwealth medalist and being 2015 and 2016 US Open Champion.
Lately, he has also single handedly led the UPB, Germany, contingent to 9th place at the National University Championships in Heidelberg, although belonging to a country where support for Sport like karate is utterly low.

It would certainly be a matter of pride for him to be featured at your website yet again, and make the young readers and enthusiasts take inspiration and feel proud from his journey of taking the tricolor to the Olympic podium.