Nepal take lead on Day II

Kathmandu, December 2:

Nepal climbed at the top of the standings after winning 15 gold medals at the first South Asian Taekwondo (ITF) Tournament here today.

Nepal, who won three gold medals on the opening day, now lead the standing with 18 gold, 18 silver and 19 bronze medals.

India are second after adding seven gold medals to Monday’s nine. India have so far won 16 gold, 16 bronze and 19 bronze medals. Likewise, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka also won one gold medal each today.

India fared well in patron on Monday while Nepal did exceptionally well in individual spiring to climb atop the standings today.

Among the Nepali players Salina Malla of Nepal defeated Nabya Shree of India in final to win women’s 25kg section spiring gold medal and Sushma Khadka edged Aishwarya SD of India for women’s 45-48kg spiring gold.

Srijana Rai also gave Nepal the gold medal in women’s 49-55kg spiring event.

Gold medal winners for India included Bidushi Singh (women’s 31-39kg), Sakchhi Chauhan (women’s 45-49kg), Suman Rai (women’s 45kg), R Nishant (men’s 23kg), Nishant TG (men’s 28-32kg) and D Prajwol (men’s 43-47kg). About 200 players from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are participating in the tournament.