Wednesday, September 28

Martial Art

Nepali karatekas bag 5 golds in Bangladesh
Martial Art

Nepali karatekas bag 5 golds in Bangladesh

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepali karatekas won four gold medals in the BG Karate Championship held in Bangladesh. Dijen Dolma Lama of Nepal bagged two golds in kumite and kata events of the championship organized to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mujib (Sheikh Mujibur Rehman). Likewise, Pasang Lama secured gold in 70 kg kata, according  to the team manager Ram Kumar Shrestha. Shrestha informed that Gyalmo Somika Lama also clinched gold medal during the championship. She won gold in under-35 kg kumite. The Nepali team also bagged two silver and five bronze medals. Pasang Tamang (70 kg) and Rajdev Bomjon (65 kg) won silver medals in their respective events. The bronze medalists include Rabindra Kunwar (open category), Eurosid Roka (60 kg), Umesh Bhandari (...
Palesha felicitated
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Palesha felicitated

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Manaslu World College has felicitated para taekwondo player Palesha Gobardhan for the exceptional performance in international matches. The college also felicitated other three individuals for their contribution to different sectors. They were honoured during a programme organized by the college at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi on Thursday. Gobardhan had won two matches in Tokyo Paralympics for a historic win. She had also won gold in the Asian Paralympic Youth Games held in Bahrain. She is also the bronze medalist of the Fourth Asian Para Taekwondo Championship held in Vietnam. Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada and chairman of the college Gendra Lama felicitated Gobardhan during the programme. Other individuals to be honoured during the progr...
Paralympic : Palesha misses out on historic medal
Martial Art, Olympics

Paralympic : Palesha misses out on historic medal

KATHMANDU: Palesha Goverdan missed out on a historic medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Friday. Palesha went down fighting by 12-9 to Yuji Li of China in the bronze medal match. Palesha was on the verge of winning the first-ever Olympic medal in the history of Nepali sports. Palesha, who competed in the women's K44 category in the 58 kg weight category, lost to Beth Munro of Great Britain in the first match of the competition. After losing 21-8, Palesha's chances of winning a gold medal were dashed. In the repechage, Palesha defeated American Brianna Salinaro in the quarterfinals. She advanced to the semifinals after beating American Salinaro 10-0. This was the first time that any Nepali athlete had won the Olympics. Palesha defeated Marija Misev of Serbia in the sem...
Nepal Para-Taekwondo Team leaves for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
Martial Art, Olympics

Nepal Para-Taekwondo Team leaves for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Nepal's Para-Taekwondo team has left for Tokyo to represent Nepal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Palesha Govardhan of Para-Taekwondo is the sole representative from the country competing in the K-44 category in the 58 kg weight category. Palesha, who got the opportunity to compete via wild card is accompanied by Coach Kabiraj Negi Lama and Olympian Deepak Bista as official. Apart from this, Saroj Shrestha in Chef de Mission, Bishwas Basnet in Team Officer, and Dr. Deepak Shrestha are also participating in the Paralympics. Palesha, who has won a medal in the Asian Championships, also has experience of playing in the World Championships. She said she was training with the expectation of winning a medal. Palesha, who missed the qualifiers due to the travel ban during the corona pan...
Open Judo Championship from August 11
Judo, Martial Art

Open Judo Championship from August 11

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal Judo Association will be organising the eighth edition of Ambika Bahadur Chhetri Memorial Open Judo Championship from August 11 to 13. The three-day long championship, which will be held at the Lumbini Hall in Satdobato, will see Men and Women taking part in eight age group categories each. The men’s category will feature below-55kg, below-60kg, below-66kg, below-73kg, below-81kg, below-90kg, below-100kg and above-100kg weight categories, while women judokas will compete in below-44kg, below-48kg, below-52kg, below-57kg, below-63kg, below-70kg, below-78kg and above-78kg weight sections. Along with 11 districts, three departments and other teams will take part in the tournament. According to the Association President Dipak Harsha Bajracharya, if there a...
Medalists Dhami and coach Lama felicitated
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Medalists Dhami and coach Lama felicitated

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) – Bronze medalist in 3rd Asian Para Taekwondo Championship Ranjana Dhami and her coach Kabiraj Negi Lama were felicitated on Saturday by ACDC Taekwondo Dojang. ACDC Taekwondo's founder, president and CNN superhero Pushpa Basnet, ACDC's director Bishal Rai, Chairman Kalyan Kunwar and Gamsa Taekwondo Dojang Chairman Rajiv Basnet were present in the felicitation program held in Jamal on Saturday. President Basnet and Chairman Kunwar handed Ranjana five thousand Rupees and certificate. CNN superhero Pushpa Basnet said that they work to provide encouragement and support to Para Players like Ranjana. She said, "We felicitated Ranjana because she achieved success in international competition for Nepal in spite of being differently-abled." Dojang Chairman Kunwar...
Manita bags bronze medal
Judo, Martial Art

Manita bags bronze medal

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal's Manita Shrestha Pradhan has won a bronze medal in the ongoing 11th Asian cadet and 18th Asian Junior Judo Championship being held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Manita bagged the medal in the under 57 kg weight category where 10 players from 9 countries had participated. In the first bout, She defeated  India's Sabitri by gaining wazari in the golden score period. She then lost to Uzbekistan's Sanobar Sultonova in the second round. However, for the Bronze medal match, she defeated Tajikistan's Fazilat Gulboeva by ippon score then ensured the bronze medal through 3 wazari points against Uzbekistan's Amina Mamedova. In the men's 60 kg weight category, Nepal's Kiran Gadel lost through penalty against Iran's Mohammadreza Sedighi. In 66 kg weight category,...
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