Nepali athletes set for Universiade
Kathmandu, August 15
Eighteen Nepali athletes are set to represent Nepal in the 29th Summer Universiade scheduled for August 19-30 in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.
Nepal will take part in seven sports disciplines in the event which is dubbed as the Little Olympics. Asmita Khadka (49kg), Namrata Tuladhar (57kg), Olympian Nisha Rawal (above-73kg) and Umesh Rajbhandari (below-68kg) will compete in taekwondo tournament.
Sanjip Lama, Indira Paudel and Mandira Thapa will take part in the fencing tournament, while Ashok Shrestha will accompany the players to Chinese Taipei as an official. Likewise, Krishna Chhetri will compete in athletics, while Tika Maya Gurung and Manish Ranabhat will take part in weightlifting. Ahmad Sakil is official in weightlifting.
Also, Deepak Bohara, Sailesh Dahal and Amita Giri will compete in men’s badminton, while Madan Karki is official for the sport. Karan Rai, Yushesh Chandra Rai and Bhabuk Joshi will participate in table tennis.
University Sports Association Nepal’s President Pradeep Joshi is the team leader, while Gyanendra Prasad, Purna Singh Bohara and Janardan Sharma are other officials. Meanwhile, Nepal Fencing Association President Sunil Kumar Shrestha bade farewell to the team on Tuesday. The team is leaving for Taipei City on Thursday.