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Palesa and Kabiraj are the best of the year

2024 Apr 20, 19:50,

Para taekwondo player Palesa Govardhan and coach Kabiraj Negi Lama have been awarded the best player and coach of the year respectively.

The Nepal Taekwondo Association honored Palesa as the best player of the year and Kabiraj as the best coach on the occasion of the eighth annual general meeting. Palesa was honored with Rs 50,000 and Kabiraj with Rs 15,000 in the general meeting held at Sauraha in Chitwan on Saturday.

They were honored by Minister of Youth and Sports Birajbhakta Shrestha and President of Nepal Taekwondo Association Prakash Shamsher Rana.

Palesa qualified for the Paris Paralympics after winning the gold medal in the Asian qualifiers. Palesa is the first Nepalese athlete to go through the qualifying stage to play in the Paralympics.

Kabiraj has been holding the position of Para Taekwondo coach since 2015. Under his training, Nepal has won 10 international medals so far. Among them are three gold, two silver and five bronze.

Similarly, Hemanta Khatri, the instructor of Rolpa's Jaljala Taekwondo Dojang, was honored with the Best Taekwondo Instructor Award. He was awarded Rs.15,000.

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