Visually impaired judo players in action during the first Inter Para Judo Championship in Kathmandu on Saturday. Photo Courtesy: Nsc
KATHMANDU, June 10: Prasai Rumba has won a gold medal in the first National Para Judo Tournament under the National Para Games on Saturday. He won the gold medal in men’s U-45 category.
In the tournament organized by the Nepal Deaf and Blind Para Judo Association, with the help of the National Sports Council (NSC), Kiran Dahal won the gold in men’s U-50 kg, Ananda Pandey won in the U-60, Aaditya Sherpa bagged in the U-66 kg and Manoj Bhatta claimed gold in the U-73 kg.
Likewise, Sima Tamang, Smarika Pokharel, Srijana Chaudhary and Barma Budha Magar bagged the gold medals in the U-36 kg, U-40 kg, U-44 kg and U-48 kg weight categories respectively.
The Member Secretary of the NSC Keshav Kumar Bista and the Mayor of Kirtipur Municipality Ramesh Maharjan, among others, handed over the prize to the winners.
A total of 22 players took part in nine different events in the one-day tournament.
Shrestha to leave for Japan
The senior Vice President of the association, who is also the General Secretary of the Nepal Judo
Association (NJA), Dharma Kumar Shrestha is leaving for Tokyo, Japan on June 13.
Shrestha is leaving for Japan to take part in the International Blind Sports Association seminar. The seminar is taking place in the headquarter of the association from June 14 to 18 in Tokyo.