Surat: Athletes Win Bronze Medal at 11th Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships in Vietnam


20 students participated in the Indian team, 10 boys and 10 girls

The 11th Asian Junior Taekwondo Championship was held in Vietnam. In this competition which was held from August 25 to 28, 20 students, 10 boys and 10 girls participated in the Indian team. In this competition, Surat players managed to get the bronze medal.

Medal in the 51 kg category

5 taekwondo players Mihir Naliyapara, Nirvi Head, His Raja, Kamya Malhotra and Dhruv Jain from Surat participated. Pamir Shah of Dynamic Warrior Martial Arts Academy was appointed as the coach of this team. In the boys K-51kg category, Mihir Naliyapara won the bronze medal beating Hong Kong and China and Nirvi Head beat Nepal to win the bronze medal. Mihir also represented India at the World School Games in Paris 2 months ago. Nirvi also represented India at the Asia and World Cadet Championships in 2018-2019.

More than 2000 players undergo training

Mihir, Nirvi, Jena and Kamya also represented India at the World Junior Taekwondo Championships in Bulgaria last month. All these 5 players are undergoing training under specialist coach Aman Kumar at the CoE Academy run by the Sports Authority of Gujarat. Taekwondo is a type of martial art and a full contact sport. Taekwondo is an Olympic sport. Apart from Taekwondo and Judo, no other martial art has found its place in the Olympics. Taekwondo is a full contact martial art and is very famous for self defense. Currently, more than 2000 players are undergoing taekwondo training in Surat city. Taekwondo is taught as a subject in over 40 schools.

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