Paragliding Included for First Time in National Games

File: Paragliding above Phewa Lake

Total 55 athletes will be competing in the paragliding competition under the Eighth National Games scheduled to be held at different places of Province 5 from April 18.

Paragliding has been included in the National Games for the first time in its history.

However, the paragliding competition will not be held in Province 5. It will be held in Pokhara of Gandaki province from April 19 as there are no physical infrastructures in Province 5 for the event, according to the National Sports Council.

General Secretary at the Nepal Paragliding and Hang Gliding Association, Shailendra Raut, says that Nepal Army and 46 men and nine women would compete for six gold medals.

A team of 14 athletes including 10 men and four women from Tribhuvan Army Club are also competing.

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