National Sports Briefs
Added At: 2010-05-08 1:05 PM
Last Updated At: 2010-05-09 5:35 AM
Himalayan News Service
LALITPUR: Suresh Basnet and Parasar Jung Pandey teamed up to claim the Ramailo Badminton Tournament here on Saturday. The duo defeated Abhimanyu KC and Sarad Aryal 31-29 in final. The pair made it to the final with a comprehensive 31-19 win over Khadka Prasad Thapa and Prakash Khadka. Khadga and Prakash also lost the third-place playoff to Bikram Singh Khadka and John Babu Purimitla. Meanwhile, Kapil Shahi and Briden Subba were adjudged the best pair of the tournament. Senior pilot of Buddha Air DB Basnet and Jawalakhel Badminton Circle (JBC) President Bharat Bahadur Karki gave away the prizes to the winners. A total of 10 double team participated in the tournament organised by JBC.
Kickboxing put off
KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress (NC) Central Sports Department have postponed the National Kickboxing Tournament. The tournament, organised in the memory of former NC President late Girija Prasad Koirala, was set to begin here from Saturday but had to be put off following the general strike called on by UCPN -Maoists, informed the Nepal Karate Federation’s senior vice-president Min Krishna Maharjan. The tournament will now be held next week, informed Maharjan. In all, 300 players is set to compete in the Rs 2.5 million tournament.
KATHMANDU: The NSKA Indo-Nepal Karate Championship is set to begin at the National Sports Council covered hall here on Sunday. A total of 450 players including 150 Nepali karetakas will compete in the two-day event organised by the Nepal Shotokan Karate Association (NSKA). The tournament features 26 categories — 15 in men’s and 11 in women’s section— informed the organisers here on Saturday.