Lamgade, Goit shatter national records

Kathmandu, December 4

Chandrakala Lamgade and Puspendra Kumar Goit set new national records during an open selection for the 12th South Asian Games here at the Dasharath Stadium today.

Lamgade of Nepal Police Club broke second record in shot put with the distance of 10.75m. She broke the record of 10.69m held by Manju Shrestha, who had set the national record in 1986. Sita Shahi of Tribhuvan Army Club finished second with the throw of 9.64m, while Basanti Chaudhary of NPC was third at 9.03m. Lamgade had set national record in the women’s javelin throw on Thursday.

Goit from Dhanusa won gold in long jump covering a distance of 7.09m breaking the previous record of seven metres held by Krishna Bahadur Giri since 1999. Chabilal Chaudhary of TAC clinched silver with the jump of 6.72m and his teammate Dilli Khatri won bronze at 6.70m.

In men’s shot put, Rajendra Basnet of TAC claimed gold with the throw of 13.87m, while Puskal Khadka of NPC bagged silver at 12.67m and Prem Hunching of APF took bronze with 11.36m.

In women’s long jump, Krishna Chaudhary of TAC took the gold medal with the distance of 5.26m, while Sila Chaudhary (5.22m) of APF and Ramita Chaudhary (4.90m) of TAC finished second and third respectively.

In men’s 400m race, Som Kumal of TAC finished ahead of Aashish Chaudhary of APF. Kumal completed the distance in 49.7 seconds, while Chaudhary clocked 50.7s. Himal KC of TAC came third in 50.9s. In women’s section, Dilmaya Karki of APF finished first with the timing of 58.8s seconds, while Manmati Bista of NPC came second in 59.5s and Sabita Chaudhary of APF was third in one minute and 04.8s.

Ashok Kunwar of TAC won the men’s 400m hurdles with the timing of 57.5 seconds, finishing ahead of his teammates Padam (58.4s) and Mahabir Bhujel (58.9). In women’s section, the lone participant Durga Devkota of TAC clocked one minute 13.2 seconds to complete the distance.