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Coimbatore girl shines in Asian yoga meet

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Coimbatore girl Vaishnavi shone in the first level yoga competition in Thailand recently by winning two gold medals in the junior category (13 to 15 years) and the overall championship.

Talking to reporters here, Vaishnavi said she had given over 1,000 performances and won more than 200 gold medals, including 60 in national-level yoga competitions held at Kochi, and among other places.

"My aim is to enter the Guinness Book of Records and the Limca Book of Records for my feats in yoga," she added.

Over 150 participants from and Thailand, apart from India, took part in the meet held in Bangkok.

A standard X student of Park Global School here, Vaishnavi has received various awards and titles including "Yoga Rani" and "Yoga Natchathra" and "Young Achiever Award" from Yoga Association and of Tamil Nadu.

Park Global School CEO Anusha Ravi lauded her achievement and said the institution was offering Vaishnavi free education and sponsoring gymnastics training and supporting all her endeavours.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 20:43 IST