In Zimbabwe, where girls as young as 10 are forced to marry due to poverty or traditional and religious practices, a teenage taekwondo enthusiast is using the sport to give girls in an impoverished community a fighting chance at life.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Nepal hopes to win majority of medals in taekwondo in the upcoming 13th South Asian Games (SAG)--which is set to begin from Dec 1 to 10, since the combative sport has the most successful history in international competitions.
KATHMANDU, June 8: Eight Nepali taekwondo players are set to participate in the Second India Open Taekwondo Tournament to be held in Hyderabad, India. The tournament, which runs from June 11 to 16, will see five men and three women taekwondo players from Nepal participate in the tournament.
KATHMANDU, March 7: There is a common understanding that only normal people can involve in Taekwondo game. However, differently abled like, Ram Bahadur Adhikari, Govind Thapa and Ranjana Dhami have shown an example that they can also be successful like other normal people.
Sangina Baidya is the first Nepali athlete to formally qualify and become the nation’s first ever taekwondo player at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She won a gold medal at the 12th Asian Taekwondo Championship, in Melbourne, Australia in 1996 and earned applauds as the finest Nepali taekwondo player.
PORTLAND, Oct 28: The 2nd General Assembly of the united union of former Nepalese Taekwondo players and coaches affiliated with the Universal United Nepalese Taekwondo Federation (UUNFT) held in Portland has decided to organize the Nepal Open Taekwondo Championship in Kathmandu in 2017.
OREGON, Oct 29: The united union of former Nepalese Taekwondo players and coaches affiliated to the Universal United Nepalese Taekwondo Federation (UUNTF) assembled for their second general assembly in Portland, Oregon
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 20: Taekwondo may be best known for its flashy and acrobatic kicks, but the electronic scoring system used at the Olympics apparently doesn't care whether or not fighters use the correct technique. That's resulting in a lot of bizarre kicks that no true practitioner of the Korean martial art would recognize, in a departure that some say cheapens the sport.
KATHMANDU, June 20: The producer and actor of a Nepali film 'Relation' has pledged cash prize for Nepali taekwondo player Nisha Rawal who has earned the wild card for the Summer Olympic Games to be held in Brazil.