Bhubaneswar: Karate queens Valena Valentina and Payal Baral were felicitated by the State Karate Association for their victory at the recently concluded KAI Senior National Karate Championship-2018 at Utkal Karate School here today.

Valena and Payal had bagged clinched gold medals at Championships which was held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium of Eden Gardens, in Kolkata.

Reportedly, Valena had bagged the gold medal in KATA section, while Payal had won it in the Women 68 kg weight section.

These two internationally renowned karate players were felicitated by State Karate Association with flower bouquet and cash prize of 5,000 rupees each.

State Karate Association’s members Dr. Hari Prasad Patnaik, Sanjay das, Gauri Mohanty, Sekhar Das were present among others in the function.