Nepal's Yan Kumari clinches gold in taekwondo in Toronto

Kathmandu, Nov 21: Yan Kumari Chaulagain of Nepal has won gold medal in the Toronto Open Taekwondo Championship held in Toronto of Canada.

Yan Kumari won the gold in the 57 kilogrammes weight group by defeating her contender Lauzon Laureen of Canada in the final match. She reached the final getting a bye.

However, other two Nepali women players could not win any medals. Gyani Chunara and Rejina Karki were eliminated in the first round of the championship held at Variety Village Athletics Centre in Toronto. Gyani was defeated by Cuban player in the 62-Kg group while Rejina was defeated by a Canadian player in the 49-Kg group.

Around 1,175 players competed in the championship, the National Sports Council stated.

 

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