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Union minister Kiren Rijiju with Arunachali MMA fighter Tashi Wangchuk Credit-Twitter/@KirenRijiju

Union minister of state for youth affairs and sports Kiren Rijiju on Friday congratulated mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Tashi Wangchuk for winning the 4th Amateur MMA National Championships 2021.

Wangchuk won in the light heavyweight category in the championship that was held at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh from February 19-21.

Rijiju said that his ministry will support the young MMA fighter in availing better training in the sport.

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The fighter won the championship after beating Tamil Nadu in the final round.

Wangchuk hails from the Gyankhar village in Arunachal’s Tawang district.

He is a self-trained MMA fighter, who received only one month of formal training in Ned Delhi before competing in the national championships this year.

“You can do anything when you put your mind to it! Tashi Wangchuk, a self-trained MMA fighter from Gyankhar village in Arunachal Pradesh is a symbol of that grit. He recently won the Amateur MMA National Champ 2021 in Light Heavyweight. We will support him for better training,” Kiren Rijiju tweeted.

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