GANGTOK, May 07: Sikkim Amateur Taekwondo Association’s (SATA) Mira Chettri, d/o Gopal Singh Chettri of Pachey, Pakyong in east Sikkim has won a Bronze Medal in the 18th Asian Taekwondo Championship held from April 26 to 29 at Zinju, China.
Mira is trained by SATA’s chief coach Trilok Subba and coaches Dawa Tamang and Jyoti Pradhan.
A gold medallist in the national games, Mira defeated Philippines in the first fight and Japan in the second fight. She also defeated Macao, China in the quarter final. In the semi final, she lost with the world’s strongest opponent South Korea with only one point and finally satisfied with a Bronze Medal (Light Weight category).
A press release issued by the organising secretary of SATA Trilok Subba, the president of SATA YB Thapa has expressed pride over Mira’s victory and for the laurels she brought to the State and the Nation.
Mr. Thapa has also encouraged all the upcoming Taekwondo players to follow the footsteps of Mira.
Trilok Subba has said that with Mira’s victory, SATA dream of winning an Asian Medal since 1989 has come true.
Mr. Subba further informed that SATA is looking forward to play for the World Championship and Olympic Medals.
All the executive members and players of SATA have also congratulated Mira Chettri.
Meanwhile, SATA has plans to organize a programme to felicitate Mira on May 12 at Indoor Gymnasium, Paljor Stadium at 4pm.
All the members, parents and Taekwondo lovers are welcomed to celebrate the function. Mira will be reaching Gangtok on May 5.
She has 1gold and 3 silver medals under her belt. Mira, who represented India in the 18th Senior World Taekwondo Championship in China, 2007 has also won a Silver Medal in National Championship, Chennai in 2006.