Wednesday, 4th March 2015

Nepal defends title of Mt. Everest Int’l Open Taekwondo C’ship

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Defending champion Nepal has clinched the title of the Second Mt. Everest International Open Taekwondo Championship on Monday.

Nepal won nine gold medals, five silver medals and 10 bronze medals to defend title that held at the National Sports Council (NSC)’s covered hall in Tripureshwar, Kathmandu. Nepal had won six gold and eight silver medals in the last edition of the championship.

On the last-day of the three-day tournament, Sujan Joshi, Nima Gurung and Sangita Basyal clinched gold medals for Nepal while Saksham Karki and Yan Kumari Chaulagain won silver medals.

Similarly, Rohit Tamang, Sita Tamang, Purna Singh Gurung, Ram Dutta Bhatta, Anuj Pujari and Reshma Thapa have to satisfy for bronze.

Similarly, India secured second place winning four gold medals while Malaysia won two gold medals to secure the third spot and Bangladesh has to satisfy for one.

Bangladesh’s Mizanoor Rahman and Malaysia’s Nur Fasha Castina were declared the best players in the men’s and women’s sections, respectively.

Bangladesh’s coach Choi Seung Gil also won the best coach award while Sri Lanka bagged fair play award. Likewise, South Korea’s Nam Youal Kim and Malaysia’s Bal Krishnan Munniyandi were announced the best referees of the tournament.

Altogether 10 nations had competed for 16 gold medals including eight each in the men’s and women’s categories.

Winners were hnoured by NSC member-secretary Yuvaraj Lama amidst a function in the capital on the concluding day.



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