Lama bags gold

LALITPUR: Shriya Lama of Little Angels’ School won gold medal on the opening day of the second LA Inter-school Karate Championship here on Thursday.

Lama defeated her schoolmate Jibika Bhandari in the 20kg weight category final.

Other gold medal winners in girls’ section were Dipti Parajuli (25kg) and Deepa Rai (30kg) along with Sanju Desar (kata).

In boys’ category, Samrat Neupane (20kg), Sunit Pakhrin (25kg), Nishan Tamang (30kg) and Manish Karki (35kg) won gold medals.

A total of 200 players from Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kavre are taking part in the two-day championship that features 25 events.

Earlier, President of Nepal Olympic Committee Jeevan Ram Shrestha inaugurated the championship.