Kafle, Thapa break national records

Kathmandu, March 4:

The national records in women’s 5,000m and 400m were broken and a new record was set in the women’s triple jump on the second day of the Nepal Investment Bank 35th National Athletics Championship today.

Bishnu Kafle of Nepal Police set a new 5,000m national record with the timing of 18:06.3 minutes. Kafle broke fellow club athlete Nirmala Bharati’s record of 18:07 minutes. Bharati finished second with 18:22.1 followed by Krishneswori Sintakala (18:36.7).

Chandrakala Thapa set new record in women’s 400m breaking Sabitri Nepali’s mark of 1:01 set on Friday. She fininshed in 1.00.8 while Sabitri came in 1.01.1 and Rekha Chaudhary in 1:06.2.

Keshari Chaudhary, who broke women’s high jump records twice within a month, also set record in triple jump, included for the first time. She covered a distance of 9.94m, while Sabitri Nepali (9.90) and Chhaya Khatri (9.56) came second and third . Keshari also bagged a silver medal in long jump and a bronze in 400m.

Manaraj Shahi (TAC) won the men’s 20km walking in 2:24.8 hours followed by Madhav Bhattarai (2:29.9) and Deepak Raj Joshi (2:30.5). Hiran Chaudhary won the women’s discuss throw with 24.03m, followed by Jhanta Kat-uwal (22.05) and Tara Pun (21.42).

Bal Krishna Chaudhary won men’s high jump with 1.85m while Basanta Chaudhary (1.70) and Dhirendra Chaudhary (1.70) finished second and third.

Khurshid Ahamed Khan (62.91) won gold in javalin throw followed by TAC’s Dhirendra Chand (62) and Narendra Jung Shah (57.58).

Roma Panchiyar (4.64m), Keshari (4.58) and Chandrakala Thapa (4.58) grabbed top three spots in women’s long jump. Tara Pun claimed gold in women’s shot put with 9.61m while Sita Shahi (9.49) and Bishnu Mahato (9.48) came second and third.

Yogendra Dhimal won men’s 110m hurdles in 17.8 secs followed by Santosh Shrestha (18.8) and Khurshed Ahamed Khan (19.9). Bina Shrestha won women’s 100 hurdles in 20sec followed by Roma Panchiyar (20.8) and Bishnu Kafle (20.9). Pratap Chand (49.9s) and Devi Basnet (50.5s) won men’s 400m gold and silver while Ganesh Tamang (51.9) came third.