Kundu gets taekwondo gold in National Games

Updated: Feb 13, 2011, 16:26 PM IST

Ranchi: South Asian Games gold medallist Sandeep Kundu clinched the first yellow metal of the 34th
National Games when he lived up to his reputation to reign
supreme in the above 87kg category of the taekwondo
competition here on Sunday.

The seven-time national champion knocked down Goa`s Veera
Basaviah who had to settle for silver at the Ganpat Rai Indoor
Stadium in the Mega Sports Complex at the outskirts of the
city.

Kundu has two South Asian Games gold medals in his kitty.

Manipur`s Usham Herojit Singh and Services of Nirmal
Singh clinched the silver and bronze medals respectively.

In the 46kg women`s category, Shradha Dixit of Uttar
Pradesh claimed the gold defeating Shabina Sundesh of Sikkim
as hosts state Jharkhand too opened their account through a
bronze medal by class XII student and Bokaro girl Preeti
Kumari.

Preeti, along with Trupti Tare of Maharasthra, bowed out
in the semifinals to settle for the two bronze medals.

PTI