KATHMANDU: A 12-member team of players and officials left for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to participate in the Seventh Shike-wan Malaysia Classic International Taek-won-do championship to be held there from August 23 to 25.
Yunisha Neupane, Himanshu Kumar Jha, Diya Bhattarai, Abishkar Sunuwar and Resh Bikram Bhattarai will compete in the championship on behalf Nepal. Yunisha and Himanshu will vie in the single and doubles category under Pumshe department while Diya and Abishkar will vie in the doubles Pumshe and weight category. Resh Bikram will play in the 23 kilo weight category.
Diya and Abishkar are under seven years while the rest of the players are under nine years. All of the players are the students at the Heavenly Garden Kids School, Siddharthanagar.
This is the first time that Nepal is sending a junior team of this age group to any international Taek-won-do championship.