CU taekwondo player Aruna Tanwar to represent India at Asian Paralympics Qualification Round

Chandigarh University taekwondo player Aruna Tanwar to represent India at Asian Paralympics Qualification Round

Becomes first Paralympic taekwondo Indian player to reach Asian qualification round; On selection will represent India at Tokyo Paralympic Games 2021  

World ranked no. 4 and 5 times National Gold Medalist, taekwondo player from Chandigarh University Aruna Tanwar is all set to represent India at the Asian Paralympics Qualification Round 2021 to be held at Jordan from 14th May 2021. Aruna Tanwar who hails from Bhiwani district of Haryana is a student of B.PEd. (Bachelors of Physical Education) at Chandigarh University. She has become the first and youngest female Paralympic player from India to reach the Asian qualification round. Upon selection at Jordan, Aruna Tanwar would qualify for Tokyo Paralympic Games 2021.

In the 43 class under 49 kg category, Aruna Tanwar has won 5 five gold medals at National level while representing India she has won 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals at various International Championships. The player had a dream run in 2019 where she won bronze medal at 8th World Para Taekwondo Championship in Antalya, Turkey,Antalya and silver medal at  Asian Region President Cup Para Taekwondo Championship in Kish, Iran. In addition Aruna Tanwar also won a bronze medal at Amman Asian Para Taekwondo Championship 2019 at Jordan.  

“I have a dream to represent India at Paralympics 2021 and I am working hard to realize this dream. I practice along with my coach and fellow players for about 7-8 hours a day” said Aruna Tanwar. Chandigarh University is offering the young and budding player 100% academic scholarship under Dhyan Chand Sports Scholarship. Aruna has improved her game and being a dedicated player, I am sure that she will qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics Games 2021 and will make India proud by winning a medal in the championship” said Ashok Kumar, coach of Aruna Tanwar.