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India-born Urmi Buragohain has just won two bronze medals for Australia at the ITF –Taekwondo World Championships, but this may be just the beginning…
If you ever thought Taekwondo is a sport not meant for women, then there are some like Urmi Buragohain who are turning that expression on its head. A black belt holder, she is just back from Rome after grabbing two bronze medals for Australia at the recently concluded ITF-Taekwondo World Championships held there. 
Urmi’s association with Taekwondo goes back to her roots, growing up in the north eastern Indian state of Assam, where martial arts and Bruce Lee films were quite an influence. However, it was much later in life that she took to the game consumed earlier by studies and a challenging career. But such was her perseverance that she took it to the world stage level surprising everyone, including herself.
It was her first world championships and Urmi, who works as a Strategic Planner for the City of Kingston, had no idea what to e…