Sunday, May 19

Nepali taekwondo team heading for Belgium on Thursday

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – A ten-member Nepali taekwondo team is heading towards Belgium on Thursday to participate in the Belgian Open G-2 Taekwondo Championship. The Nepal team includes six male players.

The championship will be held in Belgium on March 19 and 20. The Nepali team includes Dhan Bahadur Darai (U-80 kg), Dipendra Bahadur Nepali (U-74 kg), Sishir Shrestha (U-68 kg), Bir Bahadur Mahara (U-68 kg), Abbas Khan (U-63 kg) and Mohammad Umar Khan (U-54 kg).

Two of the players included in the team are South Asian Games medalists. Bir Baharur Darai had won gold medal in the 13th SAG while Sishir Shrestha had clinched bronze.

Gopal Shrestha is the chief coach of the team while Roshan Khan is the coach. Sailesh Shrestha is the team manager. Ashok Khadka will be officiating matches during the championship.

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