Padubidri, Dec.29th, 2017: Vaishnavi Salian, a 7th standard student from Lions English Medium School Padubidri, won the Grand Champion award in World Karate Championship competitions. The 16-nation compeition was held at Hyderabad Kotla Vijayabhaskara Reddy indoor stadium last week. Vaishnavi bagged gold medal in Kumite (fight) section and won silver in Kata section.
Vaishnavi is the daughter of Bhaskar Salian and Smitha Salian from Palimar and has been trained for the past three years by International Karate ahtlete Swathi Acharya and Karate head teacher Sathish Belman. She has won several state and national level Karate awards.