KATHMANDU: The Province-3 Committee of Nepal Taekwondo Association is organising the first National Taekwondo Championship at the NTA Academy in Lalitpur from June 20-22.

A total of 154 players from all seven provinces will take part in the championship that features nine weight categories in men and seven in women sections, informed Province-3 President Keshav Puri.

Chaudhary Group’s Wai Wai is the main sponsor of the event, while Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Dakshinkali Municipality, Godavari Municipality, Chandragiri Municipality, UNTF America and Manakamana Darshan Pvt Ltd are the other supporters.

The organisers will also felicitate Olympians Sangina Baidya and Deepak Bista along with Level-II referee Nabin Kumar Shrestha, international medallists Manita Shahi, Ayasha Shakya, Koshish Khadka and Ashok Kumar Lama, coaches Arjun BK, Indra Man Tuladhar, Ishwor Man Bajracharya and sports journalist Shyam Chitrakar.