HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Trishuli-Kathmandu Society on Saturday honoured taekwondo ace Sangina Baidhya. Expert on Culture Satya Mohan Joshi feted the Olympian with Rs 20,000 for her contribution in sports. Sangina is the first Nepali player to earn Olympics berth through qualificiation when she made it to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. A gold medallist in the 1996 Asian Taekwondo Championship, Sangina has also won eighth and ninth South Asian Games gold medals.
‘C’ Division League
LALITPUR: Kalanki Navajyoti Club and Khumaltar Youth Club won their respective matches of the Martyrs Memorial Red Bull ‘C’ Division League football tournament here on Saturday. Kalanki Navajyoti defeated Boys Sports Club 4-2 on goals from Sunil Subedi, Ujjwal Shrestha, Utsav KC and Aashish Lama. Yaman Maharjan struck twice for the losers. Khumaltar cruised past Khalibari FC 2-0 after Rup Bahadur Lama and Anup Bista scored. In the third match of the day, Jhamshikhel Youth Club and Gyan Bhariav played a 2-2 draw. Sunil Shahi and Anush Jung Pandey scored for Jhamshikhel, while Mohan Limbu and Shailesh KC got into the score sheet for Gyan Bhairav.
Tika Ram wins title
KATHMANDU: Tika Ram Thapa won the first Kathmandu Open Triathlon Championship here on Saturday. In the sprint event of the discipline, Tika Ram timed 11:22 minutes in 750km swimming, 55:58 minutes in 20km cycling and 25:06 minutes in 5km running for the overall best timing of 1:32:26 hours. Chandra Thapa Magar finished second clocking 1:34:48 hours overall where he timed 14:36 minutes in swimming, 56:28 in cycling and 23:44 in running. Luke Davis was third with the overall timing 1:34:48 hours. Persia Manandhar was the lone participant in the women’s section winning her event in 2 hours 37:13 minutes. The top three finishers received Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively.
Anupam bags trophy
KATHMANDU: Anupam Neupane won the men’s singles final of the Bishalnagar Library Open Badminton Championships here on Saturday. Anupam rallied from a set down to beat Nir Bikram Devkota 21-23, 21-18, 21-19. Man Bahadur Budhathoki finished third. The duo of Ramesh Dangol and Rakesh Singh cruised past Khem Purja/Umesh Gurung 21-18, 21-18 for the men’s doubles title. Ram Prasa Prajapati/Datta Thapa ended up third. The gold, silver and bronze medallists took home Rs 15,000, Rs 7,500 and Rs 4,000 respectively.
KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Unified (KU) City College is organising the first KU City Inter-school Senior Boys Basketball Tournament here from Monday. A total of eight teams are participating in the five-day league-cum-knockout tournament with two teams from two groups making it to the semi-finals.
KATHMANDU: Pennwood claimed double title of the third PABSON Mid-region Cup Inter-school Basketball Championships here on Saturday. Deneb were the loser in both the boys’ and girls’ section finals. In the boys section, Penwood won 41-24 riding on 16 points from Phurba Sherpa, while Priya Lama’s 17 points gave them a 32-2 victory in the girls’ final. Suryodaya and Kathmandu English School won their respective third place playoff matches. Phurba and Alish Budhathoki of Pennwood were adjudged the MVPs.
KATHMANDU: The third Buffalo Cup Five-a-Side Football Tournament is beginning in Handigaon from Sunday. A total of 27 teams are taking part in the tournament organised by Yi Sahayogi Haat on the occasion of Dashain festival. Jhi Newa will take on hosts ‘A’ team in the inaugural match.