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Olympics

Paralympic : Palesha misses out on historic medal
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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
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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...
Kalpana shoots national record in Tokyo 2020
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Kalpana shoots national record in Tokyo 2020

Subas Humagain, Kathmandu Shooter Kalpana Pariyar has set a new national record in Women's 10m air rifle in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Saturday. Pariyar scored 616.8 to better the previous record. Pariyar had scored 614.5 in the 13th South Asian Games held in Nepal in 2019 before this. On Saturday's qualifier, Pariyar stood 46th overall and could not qualify for the finals. The top 8 shooters booked their spot in the final. Norway's DUESTAD Jeanette Hegg scored 632.9 to top the qualifying chart. ROC's Anastasiia Galashina was the qualifier with the least score of 628.5. Kalpana had scored just 594.8 in Asian Games held in Indonesia in 2018. She bettered her score a year later in the 13th SAG. She stood fourth in SAG.