• Tokyo Paralympics: Taekwondo player Aruna Tanwar injured, hairline fracture suspected


    Tokyo: Taekwondo player Aruna Tanwar has been taken for medical examination after she injured herself in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics on Thursday. The doctor suspects that she had a hairline fracture.

    “The injured athletes cannot compete in the showpiece event until she gets further evaluation and treatment.” the medical document read.

    “We will transfer Aruna Tanwar to polyclinic today.” added the document.

    PCI Chief Deepak Malik tweeted, “Sorry to inform that our Tigress @ArunaTanwar1 has got injured in her bout. Suspected hair line fracture. She won her first match with a great margin but we could notice the energy missing in second one. Swelling has increased n needs medical attention. @Media SAI @ianuragthakur.”

    Aruna entered the quarterfinals in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic after beating Serbian athlete Danijela Jovanovic in the women K 44-49 kg category.

    Aruna beats the Serbian athletes to move to the quarterfinals, but Aruna lost her next match to Peruvian athlete Leonor Espinoza Carranza.

    Aruna got injured during her first match; following it, the IPC medical clinic doctors have taken her for a fracture scan.

    Aruna was scheduled to lock horns in a repechage quarterfinal bout before she got injured.

    Aruna, a para taekwondo player from Bhiwani district in Haryana, was awarded a wild card entry for the Tokyo Paralympics Games, making her the first Indian to complete the global multi-para sport event, said the National Federation.

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