No paragliding competition in 13th South Asian Games


November 21, 2019


No paragliding competition in 13th South Asian Games

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KASKI: Paragliding competition would not be held in the 13th South Asian Games scheduled from December 1-10 in Nepal.

It is sure that the paragliding competition would not take place in this SAG after only players from Nepal and Pakistan registered their name for the competition till Wednesday, said Nepal Olympic Committee, Tej Bahadur Gurung.

A deadline was set for Wednesday to register the name of players for the same. As per the SAG rule, at least three countries have to participate in it.

Although five male and three female players should participate in a group, only two players from Pakistan have registered their names. Nepal had won a bronze medal only in paragliding in the Asian Games held in Indonesia last year.

Nepal had hoped to win at least six gold medals from paragliding in SAG and had started preparation from May for the paragliding competition.

General Secretary of Nepal Paragliding and Hang-Gliding Association, Shailendra Rawat, said that paragliding players and coaches have become disappointed due to this.

Preparation was underway to run eight games in Pokhara.