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, Indra Bahadur Shrestha lost to host nation’s Ertur Turdubaev by 3 wazari points.