Karatekas off to London

KATHMANDU: Karate players Sunil Lama and Parsuram Bastola on Friday left for the UK to participate in the England Karate Championship slated for July 5-6.

The 11th SA Games and 13th Asia Pacific gold medallist, Lama will take part in the men’s 67kg kumite bout, while Bastola is scheduled to participate in men’s singles kata.

Bastola, the 11th SA Games medallist, was also a member of the Nepali team in the Incheon Asian Games and World Championships in Japan. President of Nepal Karate Federation Dawa Gurung, Secretary Om Krishna Prasai and coaches Deepak Shrestha and Kushal Shrestha among others bade farewell to the players.