Local Briefs

Olympic Day Run:

KATHMANDU: Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) organised the Olympic Day Run here on Saturday. Bhupendra Silwal, one of the first Nepali players to participate in the Olympics, led the race that started from Dasharath Stadium and ended at the Patan Durbar Square. Earlier, member secretary of National Sports Council and NOC general secretary Jeevan Ram Shrestha announced that the NSC would resume paying the allowances to the first five Olympians — athletes Silwal and Ganga Bahadur Thapa and boxers Nam Singh Thapa, Om Prasad Pun, Ram Prasad Gurung and Bhim Bahadur Thapa — who participated in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. The NSC had stopped the allowances during the Royal Regime. — HNS

Radisson beat Hyatt:

KATHMANDU: Hotel Radisson and Embassy of India (EoI) Chancery Team ‘A’ won their matches at the first Independence Cup Football Tournament at the EoI grounds. Rajendra Baniya converted a penalty as Radisson defeated Hyatt Regency 1-0, while Kumar Karki struck twice in Chancery team’s 2-0 win over United Nations team. — HNS

Yadav wins gold:

Kathmandu: Digambar Yadav of Nepal Army won the 69kg gold medal during the National Weightlifting Championship on Saturday. Yadav lifted a total of 194kg — 87 in snatch and 107 in clean & jerk. Bir Bahadur Chaudhary (172kg) and Ratna Man Mali (170kg) won silver and bronze respectively. Rakesh Ranjit of Lalitpur won the 62kg gold. Ranjit lifted a total of 222kg — 95 in snatch and 127 in clean & jerk. Hari Rana (187kg) and Hem Shanker Chaudhary (170kg) finished second and third respectively. Shambhu Sunar claimed the 77kg gold with a lift of 95kg in snatch and 120kg in clean & jerk for a total of 215kg. Keshav Yadav (205kg) and Rajiv Khadki (186kg) won silver and bronze respectively. Gyan Bahadur Shrestha of Nepal Army lifted 229kg in total to win the 85kg title. — HNS

RIBS beat Alpha’s:

LALITPUR: Rhododendron International Boarding School (RIBS) defeated Alpha’s School 52-24 at the Lalitpur Districtwide Basketball Championship on Saturday. Ashok Bhattarai netted 18 points for RIBS while Nelson Gauchan netted 16 for Alpha’s. In the other match, Malpi thrashed Child Nature 30-6. — HNS

KYC win U-19 Cup:

KATHMANDU: Rupak Karki scored a hat-trick as Karki Youth Club (KYC) beat Mirmire Youth Club 4-3 in the final of the U-19 Football Tournament organised by the KYC at the Naya Naikap grounds. Rupesh Karki netted the other for KYC while Sabin Baniya struck twice and Diwakar Pandey scored another for Mirmire. Rupak also won the highest scorer’s award with nine goals and Sabin Baniya claimed the best player award . — HNS