Bengaluru boy M P Jagruth has made India proud as he has now become the world's number two ranked karatekar. Jagruth won Silver Medal in the Karate1 Youth League 2018 held in Sofia, Bulgaria in under-14 years male Kata Category. By winning this prestigious medal, Jagruth has secured the Number 2 Ranking in the World. Now, Jagruth is the first Indian to win this prestigious award in the competition where 1,870 participants from across 74 countries had participated.
In fact, Jagruth's consistent performances have made the country proud by winning awards at the global events. Last year, Jagruth had won a Gold Medal (Kata) for India at the 10th World Karate Youth Cup-2017 at Umag (Croatia). He had also won a Silver Medal (Kumite) for India in the 10th World Karate Youth Cup -2017 at Umag (Croatia) by winning those two medals; Jagruth had scripted history as the first player to win medals in both the events last year.
Jagruth said, "I am happy that I have stood number 2 in the world. However, my dream is to go for Olympics and win a medal for my country. I want to popularise this martial art in India as this sports is not recognized in India." He also thanked his father Mr MG Prasad (who is a Master trainer of Zen Sports and Fitness and also an international karate gold medallist) for being a constant encouragement in his journey. M P Jagruth is the new hope for Karate among kids as he has won a series of awards in the recent past. Jagruth says that his passion for Karate was inspired by a number of Karate-based movies. Jagruth has won many laurels and awards consistently so far.