The Somaiya School students shine in Taekwondo Competition

Praveen Shaikh, Principal Somaiya School, beaming with pride says “ Taekwondo or indeed any martial art, teaches children self-defence, discipline, concentration and discipline. They learn to respect others. Students get physically fit and energised, and the best part is they learn all this while having fun.”

37 schools from Mumbai, 380 participants

from Standards 1-10th 

at The Taekwondo Games 2018

organised by Pil Sung Taekwondo Academy for children 

The Somaiya School students ranging from 6 years to 13 years lit up the medal chart with 6 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal! 

 

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Manuel Mendonca. 4th Degree Belt in Taekwondo from World Taekwondo Competition, Kukiwon trained the students and is now keen for them to go to the National level. He says “Taekwondo is for everybody, there is no age limit for anyone. Even at the age of 80-81 a person can do Taekwondo.

The student’s parents were thrilled as they were a witness to their achievement.

Praveen Shaikh, Principal Somaiya School, beaming with pride says “ Taekwondo or indeed any martial art, teaches children self-defence, discipline, concentration and discipline. They learn to respect others. Students get physically fit and energised, and the best part is they learn all this while having fun.”

Our girls continue to gain glory at the national level sports.

Sharvari Parulekar, a student of K J Somaiya Science and Commerce, represented Maharashtra at the 34th National Junior Athletics Championship. She bagged a silver medal with a jump of 11.99 meters in the Triple Jump event.

 

Sharvari Parulekar, a student of K J Somaiya Science and Commerce, represented Maharashtra at the 34th National Junior Athletics Championship. She bagged a silver medal with a jump of 11.99 meters in the Triple Jump event.

Sharvari’s main events are Long Jump, Triple Jump, 100M Hurdles and Heptathlon. She was selected to represent Maharashtra after her amazing performance at the State level meet at Satara.

She has also won the Gold medal at the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune.

Hearty congratulations to her and her support system. We wish her continued success.

Sharvari joined athletics at the age of 7 when she was in the 2nd standard. Her love for playing outdoor games led her into the sport. With the support of her parents, school teachers and friends she successfully faced the challenge of balancing academics and sports.

Her success is a result of diligent and committed training. Each day she trains for four hours in good sprint workouts followed by some strength and speed endurance workout. A focus on body balance, agility and functional training gets her prepared for the competition. Access to a synthetic athletic track at Somaiya Vidyavihar and guidance from her coaches has added to her training.

Besides continuing in her athletics, Sharvari plans to study Physiotherapy or Psychology in the future.