HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Radheshyam Chaudhary of Mangal Prasad HS School and Laxmi Maharjan of Kendriya Bahira HS School, Kathmandu grabbed double gold as the 17th School-level National Special Games concluded here at the Dasharath Stadium today.
Radheshyam won gold in the boys shot-put and soft ball throw for Completely Blind. Suman Devkota of Namuna Machhindra HS School and Yubaraj Lama of Laboratory finished second and third in shot-put, while Deepak Rai of Gyan Chakshu Secondary School, Dharan and Kosh Bahadur Darlami of Damkada Secondary School, Palpa claimed silver and bronze respectively in soft ball throw.
Laxmi, meanwhile, bagged gold in girls 200m and long jump for Deaf. In the 200m race, Til Devi Garbuja of Dhaulagiri Bahira School, Baglung and Sushma Shrestha of Kabhre Bahira School, Banepa took silver and bronze medals respectively. Dashi Maya Khanal of Srijana Bahira Secondary School, Pokhara and Anuradha Poudel of Birat Bahira Secondary School, Biratnagar were the silver and bronze medallists in long jump.
Raj Kumar Chaudhary of Birat won the boys long jump gold for deaf overcoming Deepak Katuwal of Kendriya and Chitran Gurung of Bahira Bal HS School, Bhairahawa. In the boys soft ball throw for Partial Blind, Jeevan Tamang of Amar Singh HS School, Pokhara won the top prize getting better of Shyam Lal Dhungana of Laboratory and Naresh Chaudhary of Mangal.
Sapana Chaudhary of Mangal kissed gold in the girls soft ball throw for Partial Blind, while Saraswoti Paneru of Karnali HS School won the girls soft ball throw title for Complete Blind. Kabita Lama of Nava Jeevan Secondary School won the girls 100m without crutch for Physically Disabled. Rita Silwal of Nepal Handicap Association (NHA), Dang and Apsara Pandey of Lamjung CBR finished second and third respectively.
Likewise, Lalita Tharu of NHA, Banke won the boys 100m on two crutches for Physically Diabled ahead of teammate Hira Thapa of Asha Maya Limbu of NHA, Jhapa. Nepal Para Olympic Committee president Deepak Koirala among others gave away the prizes to the winners. A total of 302 para-athletes from 36 teams competed for 42 gold medals in the two-day event organised by National Sports Council.