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17 Mar 2018, Edition - 977, Saturday


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South Asia Taekwondo Championship: Six from city bag gold

Covai Post Network

COIMBATORE: Six gold medalists in the recently held South Asia Taekwondo Championship in Nepal were facilitated in the city for their achievement.

In all, 70 sports persons from India participated in the 3-day championship organised by Nepal Olympic Association from January 29 and six Taekwondos including two girls from Coimbatore brought laurels to the country, by winning gold medals in different category.

The gold medalists are: S Ajay, Dr Mahalinga Engineering College, Pollachi in 64kg category, A Ajay, PSG Polytechnic, Coimbatore, 55kg, Adish, Lieseix Matric School, Coimbatore, (45kg), SriHaran (59kg), Avanthika(52kg Girls) and Pramitha (42kg Girls) all three from Soudeshwari Vidyalaya in the city, S Premkumar General Secretary, Coimbatore Amateur Taekwondo Association said.

All the medalists were felicitated by Rotary Coimbatore Galaxy and Lakshmi Ceramics, he said.

Even though the respective schools contributed financially and extended all possible help, there was the need for governments to come forward and encourage such gold medalists, to make India proud at International Level, Premkumar said.

Even big companies and corporates can help such budding athletes by taking care of financial aspects and also adopt some of them, he said.