Nine MMA athletes, aged between 13 and 28 years of Academy of Martial Science (AMS), won 4 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals for the State at the MMA India Open Championships held in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, in December last.
The event was hosted by Sports Association of Mixed Martial Arts of MP and sanctioned by MMA INDIA. More than 250 participants from across India participated in the Championship. They are all trained at the AMS by Kru Vikram and coaches Kavya, Samarth and Kiran.
1. H.R. Theeksha Bharuni – Gold medal, 51 kgs, Youth C Div.
2. J. Ashwin – Gold, 65 kgs, Youth C Div.
3. Praful Raghavendra – Gold, 85 kgs, Youth C Div.
4. N. Aryan Raj – Bronze, 57 kgs, Youth B Div.
5. Samarth Vikram – Bronze, Bantam weight, Juniors (18-21 yrs).
6. U.K. Skandan Bangar – Bronze, Feather weight, Juniors (18-21yrs).
7. Zaid Mohammed – Gold, Welter weight, Juniors (18-21yrs).
8. B. Akshatha Shanbhogue – Gold Medal, Atom weight, Seniors (21yrs and above).
9. G.R. Sridhar – Bronze, Bantam weight, Seniors (21yrs and above).