Nepal’s Bikram Shrestha has won the bronze medal in the eighth World Para Taekwondo Championship- 2019 in Turkey. In the competition held this morning, Shrestha beat a Morocco rival to win the medal towards one Poomsae under the P-32 male genre, said coach Kabiraj Negi Lama. Russia won the gold and the silver was clinched by Croatia.
Along with Shrestha, Italy’s Ricardo Zimmerman won the bronze. This is the debut of Nepal in Poomsae of world para taekwondo championship. A total of 425 players from 69 countries are competing in the championship.
Three of the five people, who died after a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from Kakarvitta of Jhapa met with an accident and fell into the Trishuli river this morning, have been identified. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said.