Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Deepak Bista draws tough opponent

(The winner is he, who beats the toughest & we hope same from you)
Medal hopeful Nepali taekwondo player Deepak Bista was drawn against Iranian player Hadi Saei in the Welterweight category first-round bout at the Beijing Olympics.At the draw ceremony today, Bista drew the two-time Olympian Hadi in the round of 16 bout slated for August 22. Hadi is the same opponent who defeated Bistain the semi-finals of the WTF Asian Qualifying Tournament for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where the Nepali player was named the best fighter of the tournament.Hadi went on to win the gold in Vietnam in November last year, while Bista bagged bronze beating a Syrian opponent to qualify for the Olympics. Bista, only the second Nepali player to qualify for the Olympics after Sangina Baidhya (2002 Athens), finished 17th in the World Championship in Beijing last year and was fifth in the Asian Championships in Zhengzhou earlier this year.Hadi, the Featherweight gold medallist at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and bronze medallist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, is the seven-time World champion. The Irani won the best player award by the international taekwondo body recently.Hadi also won the Lightweight gold at the 2002 Busan Asian Games and bronze in the 2006 Doha Asiad. In Asian Championships, he bagged gold medal in 2006 in Bangkok and silver in 2002 in Amman.If Bista wins the first-round match against Hadi, he will play the winner of the match between Honduras’ Miguel Ferrera Rodriguez China’s Guo Zhu in the quarter-finals.

1 comment:

aAkaR said...

congrats to deepak...