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Shivani, a resident of Faridabad, is the only Indian Taekwondo referee.
Shivani Agarwal, a resident of Sector 7 A, Faridabad, is the only Indian in the list of referees selected by World Taekwondo, the international body of taekwondo affiliated to the IOC (International Olympic Committee), for the 2023 Asian Para Games. The Para Games will be held in China from October 22 to October 28, 2023. She will represent India in this game to be held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Apart from being a national champion in Taekwondo, Shivani is also a 5th Dan black belt, former national team coach and physical education teacher.
Shivani Agarwal’s husband Amit Agarwal said that she started her career as a national referee in 2008 and reached National Referee Class One level before becoming an international referee. She is the first woman from India to be selected as an international referee in Taekwondo for the Asian Para Games. She has so far participated in many world renowned and ranking tournaments like World Championships, Grand Slam, Grand Prix Challenge, Asian Championships, Women’s Championships, WT President Cup and other ranking events. All these programs were organized in countries like United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, France, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Chinese Taipei, Vietnam, Australia, Lebanon etc.
Shivani has hoisted the national flag in many countries
Honored with the Best Referee Award
Amit Aggarwal said that Shivani has been on the World Taekwondo International Referee List panel since 2015, since then she has been selected thrice for Olympic and Paralympic qualification camps and has also been awarded the Best Referee Award several times in various international events. Is. She has participated as a referee on the international stage 49 times so far. This Asian Games will be the 50th event of his career.