Karatekas selected for regional meet

LALITPUR: The Lalitpur District Sports Development Committee (LDSDC) has selected 14 karate players for the Central Region Selection Tournament to be held in Chitwan from October 13-14.

The regional tournament is the selection event for the 11th South Asian Games to be held in the Banglaeshi capital of Dhaka from January 29 to February 9. The selected players in the men’s section include Dilip Maharjan (55kg), Umesh Malla (60kg), Mukunda Maharjan (67kg) and Binod Shakya (75kg).

Amrita Shakya (55) and Sarita Maharjan (61kg) have been selected in

the women section. Yunoj Maharjan and

Jyoti Giri were selected for men and women’s individual kata sections respectively.

While Bikash Maharjan, Rajendra Maharjan and Krishna Maharjan were selected for men’s team kata section, Kanchan Chauhan, Kalpana Thakuri and Pramisa Giri have been picked in women’s team kata. Ganga Ram Maharjan has been provided the responsibility of the team coach for the regional tournament, informed LDSDC coach Deepak Shrestha.

The players were selected from the selection tournament held at Main Dojo, Lagankhel. Chief coach Mahesh Kumar Shrestha, Shotokan Karate chief Niwas Gopal Baidhya and other coaches were also present during the section tournament.