HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepali professional golfer Toran Bikram Shahi finished joint 48th in the PGTI Players Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Friday. Toran produced his best card of the tournament at one-under 71 to climb six spots up. After carding 75 each on the first two rounds, Toran played nine-over 81 to slip down to joint 54th on Thursday. Another Nepali pro, Shiva Ram Shrestha missed the cut after the second round. He played 77 and 76 on the first two days. The players will now head to Gurgaon to play another PGTI Players Championship slated for June 5-8 at the Golden Greens Golf and Country Club.
KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) on Friday decided to give recognition to the Nepal Boxing Association (NBA) under the leadership of Rajiv Shrestha. The 11-member committee under Shrestha was unanimously elected after the panel led by Raviraj Thapa walked out of the General Assembly held on February 18. “As per the recommendation of the Nepal Olympic Committee and the election committee formed by the NSC itself, we have decided to recognise the elected NBA committee,” said the NSC in a release. The NBA has already acquired international recognition.
Arit in quarters
KATHMANDU: Arit Biswas and Aryan entered the U-10 boys’ kumite quarter-finals at the sixth NSKA International Karate Championships here at the National Sports Council covered hall on Friday. Nomit Ratnam and Pragye advanced to the U-12 boys quarters, while Param and Subhan Thapa made it to the U-14 last eight. Likewise, Swayanjit Das and Ajay Kumar entered the U-16 quarter-finals. In 45kg, Anil Yadav and Mangesh Shetye advanced to the semi-finals, while Sarfran Abdul and Suyog made it to the last four in 50kg. In girls’ section, Puja Dhakad and Archana Patel advanced to the U-15 quarter-finals, while Yashoda Kandel and Ritika made it to the U-18 last eight. The Indian players were in action for the second straight day.
KATHMANDU: Bhadrakali and Valley Public made winning starts in the first BST Cup Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Friday. Bhadrakali defeated hosts BST College 29-28, while Valley Public outplayed Mount Glory 44-27. Also winning were Kathmandu Valley, TIA, Golden Peak, Sweta Sadan. In girls’ section, Siddhartha Vanasthali defeated Kathmandu Valley 13-9, while Angels’ Heart registered a 18-17 victory over HHCA. Earlier, Founder Principal of BST College Krishna Prasad Poudel inaugurated the tournament.
ILAM: Singhadevi HS School accumulated 69 points to win the Districtwide fourth President Cup Running Shield here on Friday. This is Singhadevi’s third straight title. Saraswoti School was a distant second with 30 points, while Janakalyan School came third with 29 points. Likewise, Kamal Khadka of Singhadevi and Deepa Magar of Saraswoti School were adjudged the best players.