3rd Everest Open International TKD Championship 2018-Nepal 

Taekwondo ITF Nepal Organized 3rd Everest open International Taekwondo Championship held successfully At Mirabel resort, Dhulikhel Nepal on September 21st -22nd 2018.

Total 224 Players and official were participated from Netherland, Singapore, India and Nepal.  In two days championship included Individual patterns and individual sparring event for 39 Gold 39 Silver and 78 Bronze.  

First day of competition was for color belt pattern and sparring. Second day black belt pattern and sparring held. Nepal won 32 gold, India won 5 gold and Singapore won 2 gold

We awarded for Male Best Player to Dylan Coughlan from Singapore and Female Best Player to Reshma Lungeli from Nepal.

“Uniquely this championship was held under the open sky with panoramic views of the Himalayas for all participants”

All officials and umpires work sincerely for this event and under the supervision by Master Yogi Chand in two days championship went on smoothly. We were very much impressed and thankful to his kindness and assistance to this event.

At the end of the Championships two Nepali Traditional dance performed by schools children’s & it was very emotional and enjoyed by all.

After the cultural program medal ceremony was held by our Chief Guest Honourable Minister Shakti Basnet, Special Guest Master Yogi Chand, President of Indian Taekwondo federation Mr. Radhakrishanan PR, Mr. D.V.V Prasad secretory of Taekwondo Association India, Mr Henk Schaaij & Mr. Arie Hoogendoorn from Netherlands 

ITF Nepal President Laxman Basnet presented Token of Love & Honorable Minister Shakti Basnet presented National weapon Khukuri to Master Yogi Chand. Also all Umpires and Supporters awarded Certificate, Memento & appreciation letter.

After Medal ceremony Chief Guest & special Guest delivered speech about Taekwondo sports, discipline and encouragement to all participants.

It was fantastic event and all participants and officials were so excited and very much appreciated. In the ceremony Master Yogi Chand and Mr.Henk said in their speech that they were very happy to be in Nepal and they will support in future events too.

Also Master Yogi Chand appreciated by Nepali participants sparring and the spirit shown by students with minimal protective equipment, much vigour yet no injuries.

Tournament Director of this Event and President of Taekwondo ITF Nepal, Laxman Basnet gave thanks to all who supported to make the event successful.

After Championship on 23rd ITF Nepal organized a sightseeing trip to Namobuddha Monastery (where we can see all the hill areas and Himalayan range) to all international participants. And some participants/officials from India, Netherlands and event supporters from Nepal make an enjoyable trip to pokhara and Mustang (Mukti Nath Temple 3,800M from sea level) by Moterbike for 7 days. They enjoyed wonderful experience with motorbike ride on off rode, Para gliding, Natural hot spring water bath and rafting in Rough River.

We welcome again all Taekwondo participants from all over the world to Natural beauty of Nepal 2020.

From Master Yogi Chand: - “The standard of practitioner and the hosting of the event were without a doubt second to none. Nepal is a beautiful place worthy of a visit and coupled with the Taekwondo of Mr Laxmans Basnet the ITF can only be proud. I was honored and privileged to be a part of this event and sincerely hope to continue to be a part of Nepal’s journey with pride and respect.

Written By: Taekwondo ITF Nepal