Local briefs

National Wrestling

KATHMANDU: Pralhad Yadav of Bara defeated Suresh Mukhiya of Rautahat in the 55kg section to advance to the second round of the seventh National Wrestling Tournament in Kalaiya. Also winning on the opening day were Sanjay Gupta and Subhash Yadav (60kg), Baijanath Shah (66kg), Nagendra Roy and Bunni Lal (74kg), Pralhad Yadav and Prem Yadav (84kg), Bisun Dev Yadav (96kg) and Satendra Yadav (120kg). In all, 48 wrestlers from 15 districts are participating in seven categories. — HNS

Squash tournament

LALITPUR: Surendra Shrestha rallied to beat Manoj

Bahadur Tamrakar 3-9, 7-9, 9-6, 9-0, 9-6 on the opening day of the fourth National Squash Tournament here on Sunday. Rajesh Mani Ghimire, Ratna Kaji Shah and Mahendra Lal Maharjan also entered the second round in the men’s open section. Ghimire overcame

Rupak Das Tamrakar 9-3, 9-1, 6-9, 9-1; Shakya defeated Anil Bajracharya 9-1, 6-9, 9-2, 9-6; and Maharjan edged out Kiran Shrestha 9-7, 9-6, 9-3. Also advancing were Kishor Maharjan and Gyanu Chaudhary. Players are vying for the championships in four catergories — men, women, veterans and novice. — HNS