India’s Aruna Tanwar, world No.four within the girls’s U 49 class, has been awarded a wild card entry for the Tokyo Paralympic Video games 2020. She thus turns into the primary Indian taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Paralympics.
This excellent news comes after India didn’t make it to the Paralympic qualifiers due to Covid-19 restrictions on Indians travelling overseas.
Aruna acquired the wild card based mostly on her exemplary previous performances. A five-time nationwide champion, she has constantly attained a podium end within the final 4 years at each the Asian Para Taekwondo Championships and the World Para Taekwondo Championships.
The Paralympic Video games can be held from August 24 to September 5 in Tokyo.
“It is such a terrific starting for India taekwondo. That is the primary taekwondo athlete from India that has certified for the Paralympics. This has opened the doorways for all of the aspiring athletes, particularly all the feminine athletes, that need to be on this place,” stated Namdev Shirgaonkar, president of India Taekwondo.
“We’re extraordinarily happy with Aruna and are looking forward to a podium end. India Taekwondo has really useful her identify for TOPS (Goal Olympics Podium Scheme) for prolonged needed assist to make the dream of Paralympic medal a actuality.”
Deepa Malik, president of the Paralympic Committee of India, stated that para sports activities is changing into a eager curiosity for abled our bodies federations.
“The mixing of abled our bodies athletes and para athletes is commendable owing to the collaboration and merge between PCI and India Taekwondo. Different federations must observe go well with of India Taekwondo to create such nice alternatives to athlete, particularly feminine athletes,” she stated.