Para shuttlers shut out of Asian juniors
Hindustan Times|October 06, 2021
Instead of going home on her return from the Tokyo Paralympics last month, Indian woman para-shuttler Palak Kohli came to Lucknow for training.
Sharad Deep

LUCKNOW: She wanted to prepare well for the 4th Asian Youth Para Games, scheduled in Bahrain from December 1-10. Her dream of winning a medal there crashed on Monday night when she came to know that her entry along with that of 13 others has been rejected by the organisers as it was "sent late" by the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).

A disheartened Kohli has pleaded with those concerned, including the event organisers, to allow the entries as this would be the last opportunity for many like her to participate in the under-20 event. “There is only one Asian event for junior paraathletes @Asianyouthgame held once in 4 years. This event may be the first and last for many of us since we cross the age limit next time. Very disheartening to know "Entries not sent" Appeal to @asianparalympic. Pl care for us," Kohli had tweeted on Thursday. Kohli, who was the only Indian woman shuttler to participate in three events in Tokyo, is 19 and won't be eligible for the next edition in 2024.

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