Lamgade sets national record

Kathmandu, December 3

Chandra Lamgade of Nepal Police Club (NPC) set a new national record in the women’s javelin throw during an open selection for the 12th South Asian Games here at the Dasharath Stadium today.

Lamgade won gold medal with a throw of 43.90m. She broke the previous record of 43.70m held by Seema Kumari Tharu, who set the mark in the Thai Open in September in Thailand. Tharu of Nepal APF Club failed to reach her personal best and finished second with the throw of 40.24m, while Sita Shahi of Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) came third at 35.26m.

In men’s section, Dhirendra Jung Shah of TAC finished first with a throw of 58.85m, while his teammate Ram Bahadur Kumal of TAC came second at 54.22m. Narendra Jung Shah of NPC was third with 51.76m throw.

In men’s long jump, Prem Singh and Surya Khatri of TAC covered identical distance of 1.85m but the former finished first as his performance was better in previous attempt. Gopal Chaudhary of NPC finished third with the distance of 1.82m. In women’s section, Shila Chaudhary of APF secured top spot with the jump of 1.51m, ahead of Barsha Bhattarai (1.48m) of NPC and Prabha Chaudhary (1.45m) of TAC.

In women’s 5000m race, Bishwo Rupa Budha of TAC finished ahead of Santoshi Shrestha of Kathmandu. Budha completed the distance in 18 minutes and 04.9 seconds, while Shrestha clocked 18 minutes and 54.2 seconds. Sanu Maya Karki of TAC came third in 19:12.9. In men’s section, Hari Kumar Rimal of TAC finished first with the timing of 15 minutes and 15.93s, while Gopi Chandra Parki of APF came second in 15:16.28 and Lal Bahadur Thapa of TAC was third in 15:31.4.

Yam Sajan Sunar of APF won the men’s 100m with the timing of 10.6 seconds, while his teammate Aashis Chaudhary finished second in 10.9s. Min Bahadur Chaudhary of TAC came third in 11.1sec. In women’s category, Saraswoti Chaudhary of APF took the

gold with timing of 12.5s, while Krishna Chaudhary (12.6) of TAC came second ahead of Manamati Bista (12.9) of NPC.

TAC clean swept the men’s 800m race with Som Kumal (1:56), Mukti Bahadur Khadka (1:56.9) and Jeevan Chaudhary (1:58.1) securing top three positions. In women’s section, Saraswoti Bhattarai (2:15.5) of TAC, Fulmati Rana (2:36.6) of APF and Laxmi Pandey (2:30.8) won gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.