October 23, 2017
Nepal taekwondo athletes put in a stupendous performance at the 7th Tirak International Taekwondo Championship held in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, October 21, 2017, winning a total of 21 medals that include 6 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals.
The team competed with top athletes from other Asian countries such as India, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Myanmar. While Sandhya Thapa, Jasmin Gurung and Narmaya Gurung won gold medals in the pumse category, Ajit Gupta Teli, Parbati Gurung and Rekha Maya Gurung won the gold in the fight category.
Deepisha Gurung, Melina Gurung, David Thapa, Parbati Gurung, Man Kumari Gurung and Ajit Gupta Teli won the silver medals.
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