Team to depart

KATHMANDU: A 10-member taekwondo team is on Monday leaving for Mongolia to take part in the ninth Asian ITF Taekwondo Championship slated for May 8-14.

In men’s category, Bikal Paudel will compete in below-57kg and Shiva Pandey will take part in below-68kg sections.

Likewise, Sharmila Mahat will fight in below-57kg, Miujita Khatiwada will vie in below-52kg and Nirmala Gurung will fight in below-63kg in women’s section.

Coaches Prakash Kumar Kosari and Kalpana Rai along with officials Anjan Dhamala and Puspa Prasad Pokhare as well as referee Bijay Shrestha will accompany the players to Mongolia.

Meanwhile, National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista bade farewell to the team on Sunday.