Local Briefs

Silver for Ayesha

KATHMANDU: Ayesha Shakya and Padma Gurung won silver medals at the fourth Chuncheon Korean International Open Taekwondo Championship held from June 30 to July 6 in Korea. Ayesha won bantam weight silver while Padma bagged fly weight silver medal. Both the Nepali girls were defeated by Thai opponents in the final, said Nepal Taekwondo Association (NTA) here on Saturday. South Asain Games gold medallists and Asian Games bronze medallists Deepak Bista and Manita Shahi withdrew due to injuries.— HNS

Tendi elected

KATHMANDU: The general assembly of Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) unanimously elected a 13-member central executive committee under the presidentship of Tendi Sherpa on Saturday. Narendra Thapa was elected the senior vice-president, while Helga Rana and Mahendra Man Shakya retained the vice-president and general secretary posts respectively. Som Rai and Dinesh Thapa are secretary and treasurer respectively. Among members are Mahesh Kumar Shrestha, Achyut Singh Bhandari, Ramesh Adhikari, Fadindra Man Shrestha, Hom Dong and Raj Kumar Maharjan. The full central executive committee will be of 21 members. — HNS

LRI triumph

KATHMANDU: Learning Realm International (LRI) beat Mt Glory 25-13, 25-16 and Asian Public defeated Venus School 25-22, 25-14 in the inaugural day matches of the first Kantipur Teacher’s Volleyball Competition, organised by Kantipur English Academy. In other matches, Bishnumati beat Kantipur 25-14, 25-10; New Diamond beat Good Star 18-25, 27-25, 25-23; Lalitpur School beat Sweta Sadan 25-16, 25-16; Syprus School beat New Arunodaya 25-13, 25-11; and Universal beat Children Eternal 25-18, 25-22. — HNS

DHL Football

KATHMANDU: Everest Bank, DHL and Speedway Cargo won all three matches on the opening day of the fourth DHL Six-a-side Football Tournament here at the Dasharath Stadium on Saturday. VOITH, Jyoti Group and D2 Hawkeye Services were among the teams who won their scheduled two matches. Panchakanya, The Himalayan Times and Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank lost their all three matches. In all, 32 matches were played on the inaugural day. — HNS

BMS win

KATHMANDU: Bhanubhakta Memorial School (BMS) won team championship with eight gold, five silver and six bronze medals in the first Inter-school Judo Tournament. With three gold, three silver and six bronze medals, GEMS finished second while Dipendra Police School came third with three gold, two silver and four bronze medals. Sumin Bajracharya of GEMS and Priya Lamsal of White House were declared the best players in boys and girls’ category respectively. The one-day event was organised by Bhanubhakta Memorial Higher Secondary School. — HNS