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Gurung shatters national record in 200m free

KATHMANDU: Nepali swimmer Sirish Gurung broke national record in the 200m freestyle but failed to go beyond heats at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon today. Gurung completed the distance in two minutes and 10.23 seconds to finish eighth out of the eight competitors but the timing was enough for him to better his own mark of 2:12.37. He had set the mark in Youth Championship in Nanjing, China last year. Another swimmer Sonira Bista finished last in the seven-player heats in the women’s 100, breaststroke with the timing of 1:32.24. In badminton, the men’s team crashed out of the qua...
Published On: 2014-09-21

Manang eye victory against physically-strong HTTU

COLOMBO: Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) will lock horns against Turkmenistan’s FC HTTU in their second group-stage match of the AFC President’s Cup Finals here at the Sugathadasa Stadium on Monday. While the MMC opened the campaign with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Sri Lanka Air Force SC on Saturday, HTTU are playing their first match. Skipper Anil Gurung and midfielder Shiva Shrestha scored one each in MMC’s win on Saturday. Coach Nabin Nuepane said the team had planned a different strategy for the match against physically-strong HTTU. “They are s...
Published On: 2014-09-21

Bhairahawa stay in hunt‚ Janakpur crash out

LALITPUR: Region-IV (Bhairahawa) kept their semi-final hopes alive after defeating Region-VII (Janakpur) by six wickets in the Wai Wai Under-19 National Cricket Tournament here at the Institute of Engineering cricket grounds today. While Bhairahawa stayed in the hunt, Janakpur made an early exit from the tournament after suffering their second straight loss. Electing to bat first in a rain-hit match which was reduced to 45-over per-side, Janakpur were bowled out for 153 runs in 42.4 overs before Bhairahawa rode on a fluent half century from opener Sandeep Sunar to make 157-4 in 29 overs. Sun...
Published On: 2014-09-21

TIME OUT: Maharjan gets help

KATHMANDU: Former boxer Siddhartha Bikram Bhandari provided the financial assistance of Rs 151,000 for boxer Deepak Maharjan’s treatment. The 16th Asian Games bronze winner — the lone medal won by Nepal in Guangzhou, China four years ago — Maharjan sustained knee injury during a training session three months ago that ruled him out of the 17th Asiad that got underway in South Korea on Friday. According to Maharjan, doctors have advised him to undergo surgery in a foreign hospital to fix the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Minisectomy on his right knee which will cost around Rs ...
Published On: 2014-09-21

MMC off to winning start in Colombo

COLOMBO: Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) began the AFC President’s Cup Finals with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Sri Lanka Air Force SC here at the Sugathadasa Stadium today. Skipper Anil Gurung and Shiva Shrestha scored in either half for MMC after Kavidu Ishan had put the home side ahead in the Group ‘A’ match. Ishan received a flick header from the centre and fired a scorcher that MMC goalkeeper Bishal Shrestha failed to stop despite getting his hands on the ball in the fifth minute. Shrestha levelled the scores in the 35th minute in his own rebound. F...
Published On: 2014-09-20

TIME OUT: Khanal Mr Himalaya

KATHMANDU: Ram Hari Khanal of Nepal Byayam Mandir claimed the fifth Mr Himalaya National Open Bodybuilding Championship here on Saturday. Khanal, who had made it to the final round winning the 75kg section, stood first ahead of other weight category winners Suresh Gurung (55kg), Rujesh Shahi (60kg), Anil Lal Shrestha (65kg), Gyan Narayan Maharjan (70kg) and Sushil Newa (above 75kg). Khanal received Rs 225,000, while other finalists got Rs 25,000 each. In all, 65 players participated in the two-day tournament organised by the Nepal Bodybuilding and Fitness Association. National Sports Council M...
Published On: 2014-09-20

Baitadi‚ Biratnagar cruise to semi-finals

KATHMANDU: Region-VI (Baitadi) and Region-I (Biratnagar) advanced to the Wai Wai U-19 National Cricket Tournament semi-finals after all three matches of the day were washed out. At the Institute of Engineering cricket grounds in Pulchowk, Baitadi and Region-II (Birgunj) shared a point each after their match was abandoned due to persistent rain, while the match between Region-I (Biratnagar) and Region-V (Nepalgunj) was washed out at the Army School grounds in Bhaktapur after Biratnagar had made 159-8 in 47.2 overs. Today’s results left three teams — Baitadi, Biratnagar and Nepalgu...
Published On: 2014-09-20

Gurung‚ shuttlers advance

KATHMANDU: Wushu player Jharana Gurung and men’s badminton team gave some reasons to smile at the Nepali camp in otherwise a disappointing start to the 17th Asian Games campaign in Incheon, South Korea today. Gurung defeated Aygul Rahymova of Turkmenistan 2-0 in the first round match of the women’s below 52kg weight category. Gurung, who had made headlines in August last year when she ended Nepal’s 18-year international title drought by winning bronze medal in the Asian championship in Vietnam in 2012, advanced to the quarter-finals where she will face Iran’s M Elaheh....
Published On: 2014-09-20

Rai wins marathon title

KATHMANDU: Bhumi Raj Rai of Nepal Police Club (NPC) claimed the eighth Kathmandu Marathon title here at the Dasharath Stadium today. Rai clocked 2 hours, 26 minutes and 30 seconds to complete the 42.195km race at the Dasharath Stadium. Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) duo Rajan Khatri (2:27:27) and Ram Bahadur Bhandari (2:27:31) finished second and third respectively. Top three finishers will receive Rs 45,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively, while the athletes finishing inside top 10 will have their share on cash prize. Likewise, Bishwo Rupa Budha (1:27:18), Geeta Khatri (1:35:32) and Jaya R...
Published On: 2014-09-20

Sherpa‚ Tashi claim Carlsberg Golf Series

KATHMANDU: Capt Norbu Sherpa and Lobsang Tashi won the titles of the Carlsberg Golf Series here at the Gokarna Golf Club today. Capt Sherpa accumulated 114 points to claim the nett section trophy, while Deepak Rajbhandari, Robin Rana and Pemba Sherpa shared the second spot with 100 points apiece. Babu Sherpa and Prabhat Sinh finished joint fifth with 60 points each. In gross section, Tashi claimed the trophy after he edged Capt Sherpa on count back in the final edition today. Tashi earned 184 points, while Capt Sherpa came second with 160. Tashi Ghale and Hridesh Singh shared the third posit...
Published On: 2014-09-20