Keshari clinches gold

Kathmandu, February 5:

Keshari Chaudhary of Mid-western Region claimed the 400m gold medal at the 27th Inter-regional School-level Athletics Tournament today.

Keshari, who set a triple jump national record here on Monday, finished the course in one minute 07.11 second. Puspa Shrestha of Western Region and Sabitri Basnet of Mid-western Region earned silver and bronze medal respectively.

Ratan Lal Chaudhary, also from Mid-Western, won the boys’ 400m gold with the timing of 53.59 seconds. Sunil Twayana and Khemraj Joshi of Central Region finished second and third.

Manmati Bista of Far-western bagged the 5,000m gold while Dil Maya Karki and Bina Bhandari of Mid-western earned silver and bronze medal. Likewise, Binu Budha Magar of Mid-western clinched gold in girls’ long jump ahead of Jit Kumari Chaudhary of Western Region and Bina Bhandari. Chhabi Lal Chaudhary of Western Region earned a gold medal in boys’ long jump. Puspa Raj of Eastern and Pradeep Chaudhary of Western Region finished second and third.

Sita Shahi of Mid-western won the javelin gold in the girls’ while Sital Soni, also from the same region, bagged gold medal in the boys’ section. Central, Western and Mid-western Region claimed the top three position in the boys’ 4x100m while Mid-western, Far-western and Western Region claimed the top three position in the girls’ section.

In the 30th Inter-regional School-level Boys’ Volleyball Tournament, Central, Far-western and Western Region won their respective matches. In the eighth edition of the girls’ volleyball, Far-western registered three wins and Western Region recorded two wins.

Schools furious over selection:

KATHMANDU: Representatives of five schools of Kathmandu Valley raised a serious objection on Tuesday over the selection procedures of the ongoing 27th Inter-regional School-level Athletics and Volleyball Tournament. Organising a press meet, Thakin Kumar Gurung said that only two schools, Deep Jyoti and Samakhusi English Boarding School, were summoned for the selection of volleyball to represent the Central Region schools. “How can two schools represent schools from 16 districts that comes under the Central Region,” asked Gurung. Gurung said that there were about 12 other active schools in Kathmandu alone who were not even informed of the selection. “We were forced to speak so that it doesn’t happen next time around.” Representatives of Venus, New Diamond, Gyan Kunj and Bright Future were also present at the press meet. — HNS