India’s first ever taekwondo entry at Paralympics

New Delhi: Aruna Tanwar has been awarded a wild card entry for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympic Games, which will make her the first Indian to compete in the global event, the national federation said today. Indian Taekwondo president Namdev Shirgaonkar said Aruna received the wild card based on her “exemplary past performances”. “She is the first taekwondo athlete from India to qualify for the Paralympics. This has opened the doors for all the aspiring athletes that want to be in this position,” Shirgaonkar said. PTI

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