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Rahul Thapa wins gold in taekwondo

THE ASIAN AGE. | IRFAN HAJI
Published : Nov 30, 2017, 2:13 am IST
Updated : Nov 30, 2017, 2:13 am IST

Sonipat defeated Ajinkya Parab from Swaraj Sports Foundation.

Pankaja Munde at the opening ceremony.
 Pankaja Munde at the opening ceremony.

Rahul Thapa from Professional Taekwondo Academy, Sonipat defeated Ajinkya Parab from Swaraj Sports Foundation, Mumbai to win the gold medal in the Senior Kyorugi Male (Fin weight) category of the inaugural Mumbai Consul General Cup National Taekwondo Championship, at the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex, Dharavi.

The inaugural event is supported by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Mumbai and organised by KUKKIWON (World Taekwondo Headquarters).

 

Earlier, a colourful ceremony marked the opening of the championship, in which over around 800 leading taekwondo exponents from across the nation were present. The occasion was attended by Soung-Eun Him, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Mumbai, and chief guest, MLA Pankaja Munde, minister of rural development, women and child welfare. Munde’s son is also taking part in the tournament.

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