Team Chandigarh University shines at 1st Open All India University Taekwondo Championship 2016
Bags 5 Medals at Taekwondo Championship 2016
The Taekwondo team of Chandigarh University Gharuan has bagged 5 Medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze) during the recently concluded 1st Open All India University Taekwondo Championship 2016 organized by All India University Taekwondo Council (AIUTC) at Tyag Raj Stadium, New Delhi. Teams from more than 27 Universities all over India participated in the All India University Taekwondo Championship 2016. In girls category of events, Harjinder Kaur won Gold Medal in the under 57 kg (Featherweight) category, while Raksha Goswami won Bronze Medal in the under 46 kg (Fin weight) category. In the boys category, Harpreet Singh won Gold Medal in the under 80 kg (Welter Weight), Aseem Singh Sodhi won Silver in the over 87 kg (Heavyweight), while Vikas Siwach won Bronze Medal in under 74 kg (Lightweight) category.
Harjinder Kaur, CU won gold by beating Harsimran Kaur from Punjab University, Chandigarh in a nail biting finish with a score 4-2, 3-2, 4-4, 5-3 in the finals while Raksha Goswami won Bronze Medal by beating Rajni from Kurukshetra University with a 3 round score 5-3, 6-2, 5-5. In the boys category, Harpreet Singh beat All India Inter-University Gold Medalist of 2015, Rahul Sharma from Punjabi University, Patiala with a 4-7, 6-3, 8-4 score, while Aseem Singh Sodhi bagged silver by beating Krish Bhasin from MDU Rohtak with the score of 8-2, 9-1 in a clean sweep semi-final match. In yet another match, Vikas Siwach won Bronze Medal by beating Samrat from IGI College, Delhi University with a score of 6-2, 4-9, 10-4.
While congratulating the winners on their performance, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University said that the students at Chandigarh University are encouraged at levels and more than 233 sports students have been given admission under the sports quota for which the University is giving 100% fee scholarship along with free hostel, diet and training facilities to the students.