Three more taekwondo players from MP to represent India at Asian Games

  • Shruti Tomar, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2014 21:05 IST

Three more taekwondo players from Madhya Pradesh will represent India at Asian Games.

On Friday, Delhi High Court paved the way for participation of Aarti Khakal, Nakul Malhotra and Shalu Raikwar of Madhya Pradesh State Taekwondo Academy (MPSTA) in Asian Games by directing Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to send the nine taekwondo players and a coach, who were earlier pruned by the ministry in the name of a rule.

According to the sports directorate, parent of a dropped player had filed a petition in the court seeking direction to the Government of India to allow these players to take part in the games.

Now four players from MP will compete in the games. Latika Bhandari has already reached Incheon. Aarti, Nakul and Shalu will leave for Incheon on Friday night, as per the directorate.

Madhya Pradesh Taekwondo Association president additional director general of police Shailendra Shrivastava expressed happiness over selection of three more players from the state.

Shrivastava said, "Players put in hard work in their preparations for Asian Games. They underwent training at Iran too under a foreign coach. I am hoping they will win medals in their games which would begin on September 30."

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