When Karnataka Government announced the Rajyotsava Awards this Tuesday, Kushi H was one of 64 other winners of the award. Kushi H had set a world record in Yoga by performing most back plank recline crunches in one minute. She hails from Mysore. She will be receiving the award on November 1.

After turning to Yoga for competing internationally, she has won 10 gold, four silver and two bronze medals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Karnataka Government announced the winners of Rajyotsava Awards on October 29 for 64 personalities across varied fields. 
  • Kushi H is one of the 64 winners of the awards and will receive the same on November 1 from the Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
  • Kushi H had set a world record in June 2017 by performing the most back plank recline crunches in one minute.
  • Since she turned to Yoga for competing internationally, she has already won 10 gold, four silvers, and two bronze medals.

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World Record For Most Back Plank Recline Crunches In One Minute

Kushi H had set a world record back in June 2017 for most back plank recline crunches in one minute. She made it to the Golden Book of Records, setting a world record by performing the toughest yogasana 15 times in a minute. She is the daughter of RBI Officer Hemachandra. Khushi stunned the representatives of Golden Book of Records who were present during her performance at the Niraalamba Poorna Chakrasana held in a community hall in Mysuru’s RBI Nagar. “I want to be a Yoga teacher and want to do more records. At the same time, I want to be an IAS officer in the future,” Khushi told Kannada Newspaper Vijay Karnataka, Times Of India reported.

“Khushi had some breathing issues but when she joined yoga classes, the breathing issues were resolved. And now she is a world-record holder,” Hemachandra said. According to him, Khushi performed this asana 15 times on stage while she was only able to do it 13 times during practice.

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Won 10 Gold, Four Silver, And Two Bronze Medals Internationally

After turning to Yoga for competing internationally, she has won 10 gold, four silver and two bronze medals. According to her father, Khushi started doing Yoga not very long ago. She clinched silver in the international yoga competition for below 17 years’ category in China in 2014. In 2016, she brought home two gold (solo artistic and rhythmic pair) and two silvers in four events in Vietnam.

“It is a privilege to receive the Rajyotsava award. I never expected to receive such a prestigious award, but now it makes me want to strive even harder to win medals for the country. I feel its hard work, dedication, and God’s blessing that have helped me reach great heights in Yoga.” she told Times of India.

Kushi H had set a world record back in June 2017 for most back plank recline crunches in one minute. She made it to the Golden Book of Records, setting a world record by performing the toughest yogasana 15 times in a minute.

“It is about striking a fine balance between studies and yoga. There is no substitute for hard work; performing yoga continues to be my passion. In the future, instead of resting on my laurels, I would love to win many more medals to make my country proud,” she adds.

“We never thought she’ll receive such an award when she first started performing yoga six years ago. We will continue to support her and hope that she achieves more feats,” Kushi’s parents told TOI.

Picture Credit: Times of India

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