Boxers honoured

KATHMANDU: Nepal Boxing Association Member Shyam Awale on Friday honoured the medallists of the Indian Open International Boxing Tournament held in New Delhi.

Awale handed over Rs 20,000 each to bronze medal winners Bimala Shrestha and Punam Rawal upon their arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Shrestha won the medal in women’s 54kg weight category, while Rawal finished third in 64kg event. Awale also gave Rs 10,000 to each Prem Chaudhary and Bishnu Prasad Ghale for winning one bout each.

Likewise, coaches Prakash Thapa Magar, Dumber Dutta Bhatta and Deepak Maharjan were honoured with Rs 5,000.

NBA President Ram Awale among others welcomed the team on Friday.