Armymen, Jawalakhel win titles

Kathmandu, August 4:

Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) outplayed Mahendra Police Club 25-22, 17-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-13 in the men’s section final at the Birthday Cup Open Volleyball Tournament organised by Nepal Volleyball Association to mark the 59th birthday of King Gyanendra. Prem Bhandari of MPC was declared the best player. In the third-place playoff, Kaski District Volleyball Association came from two sets down to beat Gyanendra Armed Police Force Officers’ Club 19-25, 15-25, 25-17, 25-22, 15-8. In women’s section final, Jawalakhel Volleyball Training Centre (JVTC) came from behind to beat Sarvottam Tank 19-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-16. Anju Shrestha of JVTC was named the best player. Anal Jyoti ‘A’ defeated its ‘B’ team 25-15, 25-18, 25-12 for the third place.

ITF blood donation

KATHMANDU: Nepal International Taekwondo Federation organised a blood donation camp to mark its eighth anniversary. In all, 55 people, including ITF president Krishna Bahadur Balal donated blood.

Swimmers depart

KATHMANDU: A three-member swimming team today left for Bangkok to take part in the Asian Swimming Talent Identification Project, to be held there from August 5-22. The team includes swimmers Karishma Karki and Sagun Man Singh and coach Rabin Kumar Poudel. The players will be trained by Australian and American experts. NSC member secretary Kishor Bahadur Singh bade farewell to the players.

Sano Gaucharan win

KATHMANDU: Sano Gaucharan Club defeated Seti Opi of Koteshwor 2-0 in the inaugural match of the sixth Sano Gaucharan Knock-out Football Tournament, which has been organised

by Sano Gaucharan Youth Club. Santosh Shrestha put Sano Gaucharan ahead in the 41st minute and Junior Obag Emiro scored in the 70th minute. Earlier, CEO of Himalayan Snax and Noodles and ANFA central committee member Rabindra Man Shrestha inaugurated the 10-day event. On Friday, Mahabir Club will take on Gangahiti Youth Club.