Kathmandu, Nepal, September 5, 2019: The Nepal Olympic Committee has selected 11 athletes for the Olympic Scholarship Programme to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Nepal NOC President Jeevan Ram Shrestha said the athletes will undergo special training under the Olympic Scholarship Programme. The 11 athletes are drawn from seven sports: two each from archery, karate, shooting and swimming and one each from judo, weightlifting and taekwondo.
The athletes are archers Gyanu Awale and Tilak Pun Magar; judoka Indra Bahadur Shrestha; karatekas Anu Adhikari and Naveen Rasaili; shooters Sushmita Nepal and Kalpana Pariyar; swimmers Gaurika Singh and Shuvam Shrestha; weightlifter Kamala Shrestha; and taekwondo’s Bir Bahadur Mahara.
The athletes will get US$500 per month apart from other facilities to take part in the qualifying events of their respective sports disciplines.
“The athletes can spend the scholarship amounts in training, coaches and other Olympic-related preparations,” said President Shrestha.
Source: The Himalayan Times