Thursday, May 15, 2014

Namchi Taekwondo team wins 16 medals at Kalimpong tourney

NAMCHI, 14 May: Namchi Taekwondo Dojang team bagged 16 medals (4 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze) in the 5th Janki Das Subba Memorial (JDSM) Spring Taekwondo Championship 2014 held in Kalimpong on 11 May. The Championship was organised by JDSM Taekwondo Dojang under the banner of Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI) and World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).
The 14-member team of Namchi Taekwondo Dojang was led by Coach Pradeep Mukhia. The medal winners are Tajel Lal Singh [bronze], Smitika Sharma [silver], Ashimita Chettri [bronze], six-year-old Ashlesha Sharma [bronze] and Shawan Gurung [gold] in Sub-Junior Category.
In Junior Girls, Priyadarshini Jyoti Baniya won one gold and one bronze, Shina Gurung won a silver medal and Pranisha Gurung won bronze. In Junior Boys, Pawandeep Rai won silver and bronze. In Senior Girls,  Sudha Pradhan won one gold, silver and bronze while in Senior Boys, Pema Gyacho Sherpa won one gold and silver.
The judges for the championship were Sunil Biswakarma, Black Belt 1st Dan, Kajol Chettri, Black Belt 1st Dan, Amit Pradhan, Black Belt 1st Dan and the officials from NTD.

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