By a Staff Reporter
Taekwondo is one of the successful sports of Nepal in individual competition. So far, only two athletes have succeeded in the qualifiers and played in the Olympics. The first player among them is Sangina Baidya.
Baidhya is one among supreme seven athletes to be felicitated in HamroKhelkud’s anniversary. The first international medal winner for Nepal Jit Bahadur Kc, the South Asian Games (SAG) record holder runner Baikuntha Manandhar and the Gold Medalist of SAG both as coach and a player Raju Kaji Shakya are amongst to be honoured have been revealed earlier.
Even though Nepalese athletes started participating in the Olympics since 1960, Baidya had succeeded in the qualifying stage for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Baidya had won gold medals in 8th SAG and 9th SAG in 1999 and 2004 respectively. She was the coach of the Taekwondo team in the 13th SAG 2019 which was hosted by Nepal. She is also the Asian Taekwondo Champion.
Seven players including Baidya will be honored on the anniversary of HamroKhelkud on 4th August, 2022 (19th Shrawan, 2079). HamroKhelkud will announce the names of the players who will be honored one per day. HamroKhelkud came into operation from Sharawan 19, 2072. Moreover, this is the first time that HamroKhelkud is celebrating its anniversary publicly. HamroKhelkud has been publishing news, articles, photos, videos and other materials related to national and international sports since its inception.
Similarly, HamroKhelkud has been live telecasting various national and international competitions through its Facebook page and Youtube channel with an aim of bringing domestic competitions to the Nepali audience. In 2019, HamroKhelkud broadcasted live of the AVC Central Zone Men’s Volleyball Championship held in Nepal which was the first International Competition they broadcasted live.
As a news portal that is directly related to Nepali sports, HamroKhelkud is going to honor seven athletes of all time who have contributed to take Nepali sports to a certain height on the occasion of its seventh anniversary. National and international players, coaches, sports officials, sports journalists and others will participate in the program at Ashok Party Palace in Patan. The event will be broadcast live on its Facebook page and YouTube channel.