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Nepali Karate Star Erika Gurung Wins Gold and Silver at US Open International Karate Championship

April 1, 2024
Erika Gurung

Erika Gurung, the celebrated silver medalist from Nepal’s 19th Asiad team, has added to her impressive accomplishments by securing both a gold and silver medal at the US Open International Karate Championship in America.

Gurung dominated the U-21 Elite women’s 68kg weight group, winning the gold medal with a decisive 9-0 victory over her Canadian opponent.

She followed this success with a silver medal in the senior elite 68kg category. Despite a strong showing in the finals, Gurung narrowly lost 3-2 to an American competitor in a thrilling match on Monday morning.

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Fellow Nepali player Biplav Lal Shrestha also competed in the tournament, reaching the semi-finals. Deepak Shrestha and Kushal Shrestha served as coaches for the Nepalese team.

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Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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