Bal Krishna Chaudhary of Nepal Armed Police Force Club in the high jump event during the National Open Selection Tournament at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Wednesday. He sets a new national records in men’s high jump. Source:

Bal Krishna Chaudhary of Nepal Armed Police Force Club in the high jump event during the National Open Selection Tournament at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Wednesday. He sets a new national records in men’s high jump. Source:

KATHMANDU: Bal Krishna Chaudhary of Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) and Keshari Chaudhary of Nepal Police bettered their own national records in high jump during the National Open Selection Tournament organised by the Nepal Amateur Athletics Association (NAAA) here today.

In men’s high jump, Bal Krishna bettered his own mark with a jump of 1.97m to claim the gold. He had set the previous best mark of 1.48m during the the fifth National Games in April. Surya Bahadur Khatri of Nepali Army and Dhirendra Chaudhary of Nepal Police won silver and bronze respectively.

Keshari also bettered her own record by jumping 1.50 metres on the second day of the tournament which also serves as a preliminary selection for the 11th South Asian Games. Her previous record was 1.40m set during the fifth National Games. She also won the long jump gold with a leap of 4.90 metres. Sita Hajam of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Barsha Bhattarai of Mid Western Region claimed silver and bronze medal respectively.

Pramila Rijal of APF, who set a new national record in the 400m and clinched 100m sprint gold on Tuesday, added another gold winning the women’s 200m race in 26.34.

Tilak Ram Mahato of Western Region also claimed his second gold medal, winning the men’s 200m with the timing of 22.74. Mahato won 100m gold on the first day. Armyman Dashi Ram Chaudhary and Suma Bhattarai of APF finished second and third respectively. Raj Kumar Bista of Nepali Army bagged the men’s 5000m gold in 15:07.01. Another Armyman Kalyan Baniya took the silver and APF’s Shiva Kumar Juprel the bronze.

Krishneswori Sintakala of Nepal APF won the women’s 5000m gold finishing in 19:19.08 ahead of Sujata Pradhan of Nepali Army and

Gita Pradhan of APF. Santa Budha of Nepal Army clinched

the men’s 800m gold in 1:50.08. Armyman Shyam Chaudhary and Radheshyam Kawa of Nepal Police earned silver

and bronze respectively.

The Nepali Army earned yet another gold when Tika Raj Chaudhary timed 57.53 to take home the men’s 400m hurdles gold. APF duo Santosh Shrestha and Ram Preet Chaudhary finished second and third respectively. Chhaya Khatri won the women’s 800m gold in 2:25.02 ahead of Manisha Adhikari of Western Region and Dil Maya Karki of Mid West.

Bidhyadhar Chaudhary of Nepal Police had a leap of

6.47 metres to win the

men’s long jump gold. Dilli

Khatri of Nepal Army and Yam Sajan Sunuwar took silver and bronze in the event.