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5h General Choi National TKD Championship Concluded, first time, Nepali Army has participated
22nd Jun 2009   07:58
Another historic success comes on the way of ITF Taekwon-Do Development of Nepal along with Nepal ITF. First time on the history of ITF Taekwon-Do in Nepal and in Nepal ITF, Nepali Army Team has participated on the 5th General Choi National Taekwon-do Championship-2009, that concluded on Bulls Indoor Sports Hall of Kathmandu, Nepal on 14th to 15th June 2009.

ITF Taekwon-Do has launched in Nepal in 2999 by establishing Nepal International Taewkon-Do Federation. After then, Nepal ITF has struggled in his progressive way to promote ITF Taekwon-Do in all over the Nepal. After almost a eight years, Nepal ITF has been recognized by the government of Nepal in 2006. After then, ITF Taekwo-Do event has been included in the National Government Sports Festival in the beginning of 2009. Then, the door has been opened to launched ITF Taekwon-Do in the governing body in a practical way and that makes it possible to start ITF Taekwon-Do in the Nepali Army. And, it makes the another history as the Nepali Army team first time participated on the 5th General Choi National Taekwon-Do ITF Championship-2009. “We feel this as the honor of General Choi on his passed way anniversary, which, carries his though on the development of real Taewkon-Do” Said the president of Nepal ITF Krishna Bahadur Balal. He added “This is the important step on the success of ITF Taekwon-Do as the departmental team of Nepal Army has participated and this opens the door to start ITF Taekwon-Do in Nepal Police and Arm Police Force”

On the memory of founder of Taekwon-Do General Choi Hong Hi, all the players, guests, instructors, officials and spectators has bow to General Choi Hong hi, and make one minute silent respect to the father of taekwon-do.

In the championship one hundred and 60 players from different 14 zonal Teams and a Nepali Army team has participated. Where the Bagmati zone claimed 10 gold medals to win the team championship, Lumbini zone finished second with five gold medals, while Narayani came third with four gold medals. Nepali Army team won four gold medals as well best discipline team award. Nepali Army player Tej Bahadur Bogati adjudged the best player on the senior male weight, where Dhan Maya Dangi of Rapti Zone won best player in senior female and Bagmati duo Krishna Tamang and Puja Giri declared the best players in junior male and female section respectively.

The Member of the National Sports Council Niran Khada along with the president of Nepal ITF Krishna Bahadur Balal distributed the Trophies, Medals and Certificates to the winners and participants.
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