Nepali team leaves for World Rafting Championship

7, May 2019 | nepaltraveller.com

Held in Queensland of Australia, it is Nepal's second time participating in the World Rafting Championship

An eight-member Nepali team including seven athletes have left for Queensland, Australia today to participate in the World Rafting Championship. Coach Suraj Gurung along with team members Shakti Kumar Gurung, Padam Bahadur Gurung, Dipesh Gurung, Sabin Gurung, Sunil Gurung and Rabil Miya would compete under men's open team category in the championship to be held from May 13. 

Nepali team would participate in 250 mt sprint, 350 mt Head to Head, 450 mt Slalom and 21-25 mt Down River Race. This is the second time Nepal is participating in the World Rafting Championship. Earlier in 2017, Nepal had participated in the championship held in Japan. A total of 29 countries are participating in the championship. Wishing the team for its success, Minister for Youth and Sports, Jagat Bahadur Sunar Bishwokarma on Monday bade farewell to the team amidst a function.

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