In another victory in the global arena, Nepal won two gold and three silver medals in the recently-held World Martial Peace Cup 2017.
According to the Nepal Martial Self-Defense Association (NMSDA) Central Chair DB Ranapal from Morocco, the martial arts tournament saw Nepali martial arts team members Arjun Rokka of Solukhumbu and Sanju Maharjan bagging two gold and silver medals each.
The championship was organized by the Martial Self-Defense International Association Portugal in Morocco.
The seven-member Nepali team includes Ranapal and first Vice-Chair Nutan Shrestha, among others.
Meanwhile, the Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) also won the recently-held eighth Korean Ambassador Open National Taekwondo Tournament.
The Taekwondo championship held at the Nepal Taekwondo Academy, Lalitpur saw TAC winning nine gold, four silver and 12 bronze medals.
While a total of five gold, two silver and six bronze medals were registered under the men’s category, the women’s category saw four gold, two silver and six bronze winners.
Nepal Police Club made it to the second position in the tournament bagging three gold and a silver medal in men’s category, and three gold, a silver and two bronze medals in the women’s category.
Nepal Taekwondo Association Vice-presidents Bhoj Bahadur Shah and Nandu Rai, and the National Sports Council Vice-president Lama Tendi Sherpa were present at the award ceremony.
This Taekwondo championship was jointly organized by the Nepal Taekwondo Association and South Korean Embassy in Nepal.