Nepal’s United Taekwondo Dojang has become the third Kathmandu International Taekwondo Championship’s team champions in cadet and junior levels.
At the Nepal Taekwondo Association (NTA)’s Academy Hall at Satdobato, Lalitpur, United Dojang gained six gold medals in cadet and three golds, one silver and three bronzes in the junior level in men’s and women’s games. With the win in both the men’s and women’s divisions, United Dojang enhanced the team champion.
In cadet, Surkhet District displayed second with three gold medals, two silvers and one bronze, while Lainchaur Dojang held third with two golds, three silvers and two bronzes.
Moreover, in the junior category, Seetapaila Taekwondo Dojang became second with two golds and one silver, while Dilip Memorial Dojang stood third with two golds and one silver.
In the senior contest, two Indian teams received the top two spot, while Nepal’s Valley Division was confined to the third place. Nepal’s Puja Kunwar and Mahendra BK have adjudged the best players of the women and men cadet fights each.
Nepal’s Saroj Lama and Aayasha Lama were named the best players in junior men’s and women’s categories respectively, while India’s Narprit Singh and Australia’s Kantika Penketh were named the best players in senior men’s and women’s categories respectively.
Malaysia received the highest seven golds in the individual, pair and team competitions and enhanced first, while Nepal’s Jesis School and Maiti Nepal became second and third respectively. Jesis won three golds, two silvers and two bronzes, and Maiti Nepal gained three golds and two silvers.
Malaysia’s Anuwas Sarat in the men’s poomsae and Nur Idrina in the women’s division were chosen as the best players. Furthermore, in pair Poomsae, Jesis’ Yowandan Dahal and Monika Magar were elected as the best pair. In men’s team poomsae, Seetapaila Dojang became the best, while Syuchatar Dojang got the award in the women’s section.
In men’s senior U-80 kg fight, Nepal’s Bishnu Dahal obtained the gold medal defeating his national John Raut, while India’s Aksh Kumar Jaint and Nepal’s Gokul Khatri became third.
In an exciting men’s senior U-63 kg fight, Nepal’s Kapil Thapa marked off India’s Sharma Shumsher Singh 21-21 to obtain the gold, while Nepal’s Nabin KC and India’s Ramesh attained third.
In senior men’s U-68 kg, India’s Sunil Kumar defeated Nepal’s Gyan Bahadur Shrestha to obtain the gold, Nepal’s Kishan Khatri and Saroj Budhathoki survived third.
In senior men’s U-58 kg, Nepal’s Sagar Mringching got the gold-winning his compatriot Bikrant Dangol.
In the championship started on Friday, a total of 14 nations with Nepal participated featuring a whole of 865 players. A total of 650 players from all seven regions competed in the tournament, while the other 215 athletes served India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, South Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Macau, China, Australia, Germany, the United States, and Canada.