Kathmandu, Nepal, October 28, 2019: A 28-strong Nepalese fencing team will leave for Thailand this week to prepare for the 13th South Asian Games to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara from December 1-10.
The Nepali fencers will take part in the Chulalongkorn University Open Fencing Championships from November 1-3 and will then undergo a training camp from November 5-20.
The team comprises of 24 athletes - 12 men and 12 women - plus four officials. The athletes are: Men: Payas Yonzan, Amit Bhandari, Dinesh Pandey, Rajendra Gajurel, Omkar Singh, Dipendra Bistra, Rajendra Shrestha, Sagar Thapa, Jalindra Shahi, Rajan Khadka, Gyanendra Timilsina and Rakesh Maharjan.
Women: Anita Karki, Januka Syangten, Sita Pathak, Indira Paudel, Kamala Shrestha, Rabina Thapa, Sikshya Napit, Asmita Basnet, Mandira Thapa, Anita Adhikari, Anju Tamang and Rama Singh.
Meanwhile Nepal Fencing Association President Sunil Kumar Shrestha has announced cash rewards if medals were won both in team events as well as individual at the South Asian Games.
Source: The Himalayan Times