Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024
Taekwondo player Aruna Tanwar qualifies for Paris Paralympics

Taekwondo player Aruna Tanwar competent for the 2024 Paris Paralympics on Sunday soon after she secured a medal in the K44 U-47kg category of para-taekwondo at the Asian Paralympics Qualifier held in Taian, China.

This will be her successive Paralympics. In 2021, Aruna, who has deformities in both of those palms, became the very first-ever Indian Taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Paralympics when she been given a wild card entry.

In 2023, Aruna grew to become the initial Indian para taekwondo athlete to acquire a medal at the Asian Para Games when she received a bronze medal.

“We are further than thrilled to announce that NCOE Lucknow’s pretty personal Taekwondo celebrity Aruna Tanwar has formally competent for the Paris Paralympics 2024!” Athletics Authority of India (SAI) Lucknow centre posted on X.

India has so considerably secured 36 quota sites for Paris Paralympics across seven sports activities. Aruna, who hails from Haryana’s Bhiwani district, is the only Indian taekwondo player to gain a berth for the Game titles.

At the Asian Paralympics Qualifier, India has despatched a a few-member contingent. In addition to, Aruna, Muskan (U-52kg) and A Linciya (U-65kg) in the women’s weight divisions and Sadham Hussain (U-63kg) in the men’s body weight division ended up the other Indian para-athletes to compete in the qualifiers.

Aruna, the daughter of a farmer, very last received 3 gold medals in the Australia Open up Para Taekwondo Championship, the President Cup Para Taekwondo Championship and the Oceania Para Taekwondo Championship.

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