IOA-appointed ad-hoc panel for taekwondo to organise open trials for 13th South Asian Games

According to a statement from ad-hoc committee chairman Namdev Shirgaonkar, who is also the joint secretary of IOA, only the top 8 Indian players in world rankings are eligible to participate in the selection trials.

Press Trust of India November 15, 2019 16:45:34 IST
IOA-appointed ad-hoc panel for taekwondo to organise open trials for 13th South Asian Games
  • The selection trials will be held at Aurangabad Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre from 18 to 20 November. The trials will be followed by a coaching camp from 22 to 30 November.

  • In July this year, the Indian Olympic Association was forced to form a five-member ad-hoc panel to run the affairs of taekwondo in the country and conduct the federation's election within six months following the faction-ridden national federation's suspension by the Sports Ministry.

  • According to a statement from ad-hoc committee chairman Namdev Shirgaonkar, who is also the joint secretary of IOA, only the top 8 Indian players in world rankings are eligible to participate in the selection trials.

New Delhi: The IOA-appointed ad-hoc panel for taekwondo will conduct open trials to select athletes for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) to be held in Nepal from 1 to 9 December.

The selection trials will be held at Aurangabad Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre from 18 to 20 November. The trials will be followed by a coaching camp from 22 to 30 November.

IOAappointed adhoc panel for taekwondo to organise open trials for 13th South Asian Games

Representative image. AFP

In July this year, the Indian Olympic Association was forced to form a five-member ad-hoc panel to run the affairs of taekwondo in the country and conduct the federation's election within six months following the faction-ridden national federation's suspension by the Sports Ministry.

According to a statement from ad-hoc committee chairman Namdev Shirgaonkar, who is also the joint secretary of IOA, only the top 8 Indian players in world rankings are eligible to participate in the selection trials.

Besides Shirgaonkar, other members of the ad-hoc panel are SM Bali (IOA joint secretary), Sunaina Kumari (IOA vice-president), Digvijay Singh (IOA Executive Council member) and a nominee of the International Taekwondo Federation.

The ad-hoc panel also invited applications from interested taekwondo coaches for the South Asian Games-bound team.

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