Nepali judo team to go to Budapest

Kathmandu, August 24

A five-member judo team is leaving for Hungary to participate in the World Judo Championship slated for August 24 to September 4 in Budapest.

Olympian Phupu Lhamu Khatri (63kg), Manita Shrestha Pradhan (57kg) and Mohan Sunuwar (81kg) are scheduled to take part in the championship. Sunuwar, who is taking part in the championship on his own, will end his 24-year career after the event.

Khatri and Pradhan will leave for Hungary on Friday, while Sunuwar is slated to depart on August 27. Coach Padam Bahadur Budhathoki and team manager Bipin Prasad Shrestha will accompany the players to Hungary. Players from 136 countries will participate in the championship that features seven each weight categories in men and women’s sections.

Meanwhile, President of Nepal Judo Association Deepak Harsha Bajracharya and Dharma Kumar Shrestha will participate in the International Judo Federation Congress slated for August 24-25.

While Bajracharya has already left for Hungary, Shrestha is scheduled to depart on Friday. Treasurer of National Sports Council Surendra Hamal bade farewell to the team on Thursday.