SHARATH KUMAR JANGO

Champion in Zen Sports & Fitness
Coach : M.G. Prasad, Zen Sports & Fitness, Bengaluru

 

Olympics! It is every athlete’s dream…..and so too for Sharath! It has been a long and arduous journey from the age of 12 to now where he stands on the brink of being the only Indian Karateka to have a chance of representing India in Karate at the 2020 Olympics.

To achieve this dream, Sharath needs to take part in various World Karate Federation championships for the coming two years to achieve the ranking required to qualify for Olympics. He needs financial support from Corporates to participate in the pre-qualifying championship and do India and his sponsor proud.

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Profile

Sharath Kumar, India’s No.1 Kumite Player in Sports Karate and presently ranked No.11 in the World under -75 Kgs Category of Men’s Kumite by the World Karate Federation is in the probable list of representing India at the Olympics 2020. In the recently held Asian Games, 2018 at Jakarta, he was the sole representative for India in -75kg Kumite and was one of the only two athletes in Karate who were chosen to represent India. He is a National Gold medalist for the last 4 consecutive years, Commonwealth Gold Medalist during the year 2015 and South Asian Karate Championship -2016 Gold Medalist and has brought laurels to the country on many more occasions.

Sharath, aged 23 has been practicing competitive Karate from the age of 12. He has been a consistent performer and has a long list of achievements to his credit. His key achievements have been listed in chronological order below for your reference.

1

National

All India Shito- Ryu Karate Do Championship India

2011

Mysore, Karnataka

Gold medal

2

National

6th National Level Karate Championship

2012

Avadi Chennai

Gold medal

3

National

National Open Karate Championship

2012

Chennai

Gold medal

4

World

International Invitational Open Karate Championship

2012

Bangalore

Gold medal

5

State

Akila Karnataka Sports Karate Championship

2012

Bangalore

Bronze Medal

6

State

State Level Dasara Karate Championship

2013

Mysore, Karnataka

Gold medal

7

State

Akila Karnataka Sports Karate Championship

2013

Bangalore

Gold medal

8

State

Dhasara State karate championship

2013

Mysore, Karnataka

Gold medal

9

City

Bangalore District Karate Championship

2014

Bangalore

Gold medal

10

National

All India Shito -Ryu Karate Do Federation India

2014

Coimbatore

Gold medal

11

National

National Level Open Karate Championship

2014

Kundapura, Udupi dist

Open Champion, 1st Place

12

World

World Authority Shotokan Karate

2014

Pune

Gold medal and title of Champion of Champion

13

State

Dhasara State karate championship

2014

Mysore, Karnataka

Gold medal

14

National

Karate Association of India Sub-Junior/Cadet/Junior & Under 21 Yrs National Karate Championship

2014

New Delhi

Gold Medal

15

National

Karate Association of India National Senior Karate Championship-2014

2014

New Delhi

Silver Medal

16

State

Akila Karnataka Sports Karate Championship (State Championship)

2014

Bangalore

Gold medal

17

National

Zen National Level Open Karate Championship-2015

2015

Bangalore

Gold medal and title of Champion of Champion

18

State

Akila Karnataka Sports Karate Championship

2015

Bangalore

Gold medal

19

National

Karate Association of India Sub-Junior/Cadet/Junior & Under 21 Yrs National Karate Championship

2015

New Delhi

Silver Medal

20

National

Karate Association of India National Senior Karate Championship-2015

2015

New Delhi

Silver Medal

21

National

Chennai Open Karate Championship

2015

Chennai

Gold medal & Champion of Champion

22

Common Wealth

Commonwealth Karate Championship – 2015

2015

New Delhi

Gold Medal  in senior -67kg & team Kumite & Bronze Medal in Category (U-21)

23

World

South Asian Karate Championship

2016

Sri Lanka

Gold medal in Team Kumite.

Bronze in -75 kg Kumite.

24

World

Thailand Open Karate Championship

2017

Thailand

Bronze Medal in -75kgs

25

National

Karate Association of India Senior National karate Championship

2017

Goa

Gold Medal in-75kgs

26

World

South Asian Karate Championship

2017

Sri Lanka

Bronze in -75 kg Kumite and Gold in Team Kumite

27

National

Karate Association of India Senior National Karate Championship

2018

Kolkata

Gold Medal in -75 kg Kumite

28

World

World Shito-ryu Karate Championship

2018

Iran

Silver medal in -75kg Kumite and Bronze in Team Kumite

Roadmap to Olympics

  • Aim is to participate in the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo scheduled to start from 24th July 2020.
  • Sharat is currently ranked at 11 in the -75 kg Kumite in the Olympics standings of the World Karate Federation (WKF) list for the 2020 Olympics.
  • To qualify, athletes needs to be ranked in the Top 4 in WKF Tokyo 2020 list or ranked top 1 in Asian Karate Federation or within the top 3 in the Paris Tournament in 2020.
  • The WKF Tokyo 2020 rankings is based on the wins/participation in a published series of tournaments scheduled by the WKF over the next two years. The list of tournaments are provided below with weightage provided based on Tournament level.

Date

Tournament

Location

Tournament Level

06-Nov-18

24th WKF Senior Championship

Madrid

Tier1 (12)

7-Dec-18

Karate 1 – Series A

Shanghai

Tier 3(3)

25-Jan-19

Karata 1 – Premier League

Paris

Tier 2 (6)

15-Feb-19

Karata 1 – Premier League

Dubai

Tier 2 (6)

1-Mar-19

Karate 1 – Series A

Salisburg

Tier 3(3)

19-Apr-19

Karata 1 – Premier League

Rabat

Tier 2 (6)

17-May-19

Karata 1 – Series A

Istanbul

Tier 3(3)

7-Jun-19

Karata 1 – Premier League

Shanghai

Tier 2 (6)

21-Jun-19

Karata 1 – Series A

Montreal

Tier 3(3)

19-Jul-19

AKF Senior Championship

Vietnam

Tier 3(3)

6-Sep-19

Karata 1 – Premier League

Tokyo

Tier 2 (6)

20-Sep-19

Karata 1 – Series A

Santiago

Tier 3(3)

4-Oct-19

Karata 1 – Premier League

Moscow

Tier 2 (6)

29-Nov-19

Karata 1 – Premier League

Madrid

Tier 2 (6)

20-Apr

Qualifying Championship

Paris

Tier 1

Further details on Olympic Qualification, click here

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