Play­ers and coaches re­ceive ‘Nat’l sports tal­ent award’

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Mark­ing the in­ter­na­tional youth day the Na­tional Sports Tal­ent Award was given away to ten peo­ple among whom seven of them were play­ers and two were coaches. Among the play­ers to be hon­oured by the gov­ern­ment were wushu player Nima Gharti Ma­gar, ju­doka Phupu Lhamu Kha­tri, foot­baller Nawayug Shrestha, crick­eter San­deep Lamich­hane, ath­lete Bi­pana Pari­yar, swim­mer Gau­rika Singh and taek­wondo player Nisha Rawal. Paraath­let­ics coach Ku­mar Paudel and kho-kho coach Ram Narayan Roy as well as Nepal Triathlon As­so­ci­a­tion were the other re­cip­i­ents of the an­nual award. The award car­ried a cheque for Rs1,00,000. Among the play­ers who go the award Nima Gharti Ma­gar was the 12th South Asian Games gold medal­list. On the other hand Nawayug was the star of the men's foot­ball team that ended 23-years wait for gold at the re­gional meet in Guwa­hati, In­dia in Fe­bru­ary. In the same way the 16-year-old spin­ner Lamich­hane shone in the ICC U-19 World Cup and World Cricket League Cham­pi­onship matches against Namibia on April 16 and 18 in Kath­mandu. He was key mem­ber of the team that qual­i­fied for the U-19 World Cup quar­ter­fi­nals. Pari­yar had won four gold medals dur­ing the eighth Pres­i­dent's Run­ning Shield. The 13-year-old Singh, who be­come the youngest ath­lete at the Rio Olympics, had won one silver and three bronze medals dur­ing the 12th SA Games.

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