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Indian pro Cheema sets an early pace

KATHMANDU: Angad Cheema set the pace on the opening day of the Surya Nepal Masters as Nepal No 1 pro Shiva Ram Shrestha remained in touch here at the Gokarna Golf club today. While Indian pro Cheema stole the limelight with nine birdies on his way to eight-under 64, Shiva Ram sank two eagles and four birdies before returning with the card of five-under 67 to remain two strokes off the pace. The Indian pro Cheema stayed atop the leaderboard, one stroke ahead of fellow Indian pro Vinod Kumar, whereas former winner Shamim Khan was further one stroke behind at third. Shiva Ram shared the fourth ...
Published On: 2014-04-23

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Triathletes picked up KATHMANDU: The Nepal Triathlon Association has picked up three triathletes for the Subic Bay ASTC Triathlon Asia Cup to be held in Phillipines from April 26-27. Rudra Bahadur Katuwal, Tika Ram Thapa and Basanta Tharu have been picked up for the event. Rudra (30-39 yrs) and Tikar Ram (20-29 yrs) will compete in the Standard Distance, while Basanta will compete in the Sprint Distancein the 20-29 age group. Yubraj Sunwar is coach of the team which is leaving on Thursday. — HNS Keshav holds Himanshu KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Candidate Master (CM) Keshav Shrestha held...
Published On: 2014-04-23

Kumar & team win Pro-Am trophy

KATHMANDU: Indian pro Vinod Kumar led his team to victory in the Surya Nepal Masters Pro-Am here today. The champion team, which included amateurs Tendi Sherpa, Dorjee Sherpa and Rabindra Man Shrestha, accumulated a score of 120 to win the title by just one stroke. The team of another Indian pro Gaurav Pratap Singh came second at 121. The team included amateurs Tashi Tshering, Kanchan Basnyat and MD Mool. Likewise last year’s runner-up in the main event, Abhijit Singh Chadha, also from India, came third along with amateur golfers AT Sherpa, Suhrid Ghimire and Pavitra Karki with a scor...
Published On: 2014-04-22

Sports Briefs

Nepal add four Asian ITF bronze KATHMANDU: Nepal added four more bronze medals on the third day of the seventh Asian ITF Taekwondo Championships here on Tuesday. Nepal had previously claimed one gold, three silver and 11 bronze medals. Ashma Shrestha (women’s U-51kg), Tulasa Rajthala (women’s U-57kg), Muna Bamjan (women’s U-63kg) and Pawan Kumar Tamang (men’s above 85kg) took bronze medals on Tuesday. DPR Korea dominated the third day winning 18 gold medals and Tajikistan got two gold. — HNS Suman, Bijit advance to semis KATHMANDU: Suman Limbu, Bijit Thapa Maga...
Published On: 2014-04-22

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TIA beat Reliance KATHMANDU: Trungram International Academy (TIA) and Loyalty Academy won their respective football matches of the first Nepal-India Inter-school Sports Festival here on Tuesday. TIA hammered Reliance International Academy 3-0 on goals from Prabesh Kunwar, Bikram Ale and Rit Gurung in the U-19 section, while Loyalty edged Wits Academy 1-0 in the U-14 category. Mingma Tenzing scored the lone goal of the match. Reliance and Nepali National U-14 team played a 9-9 stalemate in a U-14 boys’ handball match. — HNS MYA climb to the top KATHMANDU: Madhyapur Youth Associat...
Published On: 2014-04-22

Birgunj crowned champions

KATHMANDU: Opener Amit Shrestha and Aarif Sheikh shined with the bat as Region-II (Birgunj) staged claimed the Pepsi Standard Chartered One Day National Cricket Tournament defeating holders Nepal APF Club by three wickets today. Playing against a starless APF side that missed seven members from the national team, Birgunj restricted the defending champions to 213 all out in 46.1 overs. Birgunj had a disastrous start at 41-4 but Amit and Aarif played one of the most memorable innings at the TU grounds taking the team to 214-7 with seven balls to spare. Birgunj had last won the National title i...
Published On: 2014-04-21

Aarif set for nat'l team adventure

KATHMANDU: Emerging U-19 cricketer Aarif Sheikh is set for national team adventure after the Birgunj all rounder made it to the squad for the ACC Premier League. Aarif was among the six new faces in the preliminary 18-member squad picked up by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) for the May 1-7 event in Malaysia but a source close to the three-member selection committee told The Himalayan Times that Aarif was a confirmed candidate for team. Aarif was a top performer from Nepal in the ACC U-19 Asia Cup held in the UAE last year, while he walked away with the man-of-the-series award in th...
Published On: 2014-04-21

Shiva Ram keen to defend Masters title

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s own Tiger Woods Shiva Ram Shrestha, currently perched on top of the Surya Nepal Golf Tour Order of Merit will be keen to defend the Surya Nepal Masters title set for April 22 start. Arguably the best golfer the country has produced so far, Shiva Ram is a force to reckon with and would be keen for an encore where he defeated young Abhijit Singh Chadha in a memorable play-off last year. Incidentally, Abhijit was the defending champion then. The battle will renew the rivalry with both of them having confirmed their participation. The Surya Nepal Masters boasts a truly...
Published On: 2014-04-21

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Nishma claims gold KATHMANDU: Nishma Basnet of Nepal have claimed the women’s below-16 years first to third dan sparring gold medal in the seventh Asian Taekwondo (ITF) Championships here on Monday. Nishma defeated Nishona Faijeva of Tajikistan in the below-40kg final at the NSC covered hall. This is the first ever gold medal for Nepal in the Asian ITF history. Nishma had also won a bronze on the opening day. Nepal have also won three silver and eight bronze in the ongoing tournament. Rina Dhimal, Sri Jana Rai and Basanti Budha Magar won silver for Nepal. Tajikistan won 19 gold on Mond...
Published On: 2014-04-21

APF‚ Birgunj set One Day National title clash

KATHMANDU: Defending champions Nepal APF Club and Region-II (Birgunj) set the title clash of the Pepsi Standard Chartered One National Cricket Tournament here today. Despite missing seven members from the national team, APF rode on a superb century opening partnership between Sanjay Shrestha and Paresh Lohani to beat Region-I (Biratnagar) by 35 runs, while Birgunj beat Region-IV (Bhairahawa) by four wickets. At the Pulchowk Engineering College grounds, APF made 258-9 before bundling out Biratnagar for 223 in 46.4 overs. Biratnagar had headed into the semi-finals finishing Group ‘B&rsq...
Published On: 2014-04-20