Ghale advance to semi-finals
Itahari, January 8
Tribhuvan Army Club's Bishnu Ghale advanced to the men's 69kg weight category semi-finals of the 27th Men's and eighth Women's Open Boxing Tournament under the NSC Championship here today.
In the quarter-final match, Ghale defeated Sandesh Limbu to make it to the last four. Similarly, TAC's Deepak Shrestha defeated Sabin Gurung of Kaski to advance to the 64kg event semi-finals.
In the 49kg section, APF's Laxman Tamang, Sunsari's Sulavraj Tandukar, Nepal Police Club's Chandra Thapa and TAC's Tej Bahadur Deuba advanced to the last four.
In the 52kg, TAC's Prem Chaudhary, Fitness Training Centre's Mingmar Gyalpo Sherpa, Bikash Manandhar of Surkhet and APF's Bikram Pariyar sailed into the semis.
Similarly, APF's Puran Rai, Kaski's Dinesh Baniya, Bhaktapur's Prakash Bista and TAC's Bimal Rokka entered the 56kg section semis, while Prakash Limbu of Jhapa, Fitness' Abhisek Shahi Thakuri, NPC's Dinesh Shrestha and TAC's Ek Bahadur Ghale advanced to the 60kg semi-finals.
In the 64kg section, Yamraj Chaulagain of Banke, Abhiyan Rai of Jhapa and NPC's Bhupendra Thapa made it to the last four, while Prem Gurung of Damak, Anish Lal Shrestha of Banu's Fitness and Bikash Lama of APF entered the semis in 69kg event. Likewise, NPC's Kamal Thapa, Ayush Paudel of Sunsari and APF's Kailash Jung Thapa advanced to the 75kg semi-finals, while Manohar Basnet of Jhapa, Sujan Thapa of Tikathali and Bimal Kumar Mandal of Dhanusha booked their berths in the 81kg semis.