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Karatekas Mallika‚ Anu selected

Three karatekas have been selected for the first round special close-camp training for the 12th South Asian Games here on Tuesday. Mallika Thapa (45kg) and Anu Adhikari (50kg) were selected in the women’s section, while Bijay Lama was picked up in the men’s 50kg category. Mallika defeated Chanchala Danuwar, Anu beat Shanti Lama (Karanjit) and Bijay thrashed Parshu Kunwar in the final. In all, 191 players — 134 male and 57 female — of official karate are participating in the selection tournament featuring 10 events. The National Sports Council will keep 10 karatekas — five each in men’s and women’s section — in the close-camp training as part of Nepal’s preparation for the SA Games.
source:the himalayan times