Chennai, Apr 13 : Tamil Nadu Taekwon-Do players reaped a rich harvest winning six golds and two bronze medals in the first Asia Pacific Taekwon-do Chamopionship Under-18 Schjool Games conducted by the Malayasian government from March 29 to 31.
In all 2,000 Taekwon-Dos from 15 countries participated in the event, which also gained an entry into the Malaysia Book of Records. A total of 55 players from India, including nine from Tamil Nadu, took part in the championship.
The Tamilnadu players, trained by leading Indian coaches and international instructors, brought laurels to the state winning six golds and two bronzes, Tamilnadu Taekwon-Do Association President M K Suresh Kumaran told reporters here on Saturday.
Of the six golds, three each came in Patterns and Sparring events, while both the bronze medals came in Sparring. Deekshita from Chennai and Dhanush Narayan won two golds each--one each in Patterns and sparring events--while Arjun and Porzhezhian bagged a gold each in Patterns and Sparring.
Aakash and Prajan bagged a bronze each in Sparring.
In all, India won nine golds, two silvers and five bronze medals of which six gold and two bronze medals were won by Tamil Nadu players. Suresh Kumaran said the players would train hard and participate in World Championship to be held in Russia next year and win more medals for the country and the State. (UNI)