Local Briefs

Koteshwor finish first

Kathmandu: Koteshwor Taekwondo Dojang won the Team Championship at the third Koteshwor Invitational National Taekwondo Tournament. Mulpani and Kathmandu finished second and third respectively. On Saturday, Anil Gurung of Nuwakot won the boys’ 23-25kg gold beating Bishwo Raj Lama of Mulpani, while Amit Rai of Koteshwor beat Raj Kumar Chalaune of Bheri in the U-20kg final. Ram Shrestha came first and Raju Tamang second in the men’s 54-58kg section. In the girls’ 28-31kg final, Parbati Pandey of Lumbini beat Parbati Gurung of Narayani. Amit Rai of Koteshwor was named the player of the day. Yadu Shah of Syuchatar and Uchit Lama of Nuwakot were named the best fighters in men’s and boys’ sections, while Durga Sunuwar of Kathmandu and Sangsung Rai of Koteshwor were declared the best fighters in the women’s and girls’ sections respectively. The event was organised by Koteshwor Dojang to mark its 15th anniversary. — HNS

Night Cricket Tournament

NEPALGUNJ: IT Solution Club, New Solar Club and Champion Cricket Club registered wins at the Night Cricket Knockout Tournament organised by New Hyatt Sports Club. In the matches held on Friday, IT Solution beat Gausiya Sports Club by 15 runs; New Solar defeated Inter-Nation Player by 48 runs; and Champion Club got a walk over from Shah New Boys. — HNS

Janak Subedi felicitated

KATHMANDU: Nepal Kwanmukan Karate Do Association (NKKA) felicitated its president Janak Subedi for acquiring the 6th DAN belt. The NKKA chief coach Subedi earned the certificate after he attended a seminar in the United States, said NKKA in a release. National Sports Council member Bijay Kumar Rai and Nepal Karate Federation treasurer Kedar Babu Siwakoti feted Subedi. — HNS

Gurung raises objection

LALITPUR: The president of dissolved Nepal Archery Association (NAA) Raju (Lal Bahadur) Gurung has raised a serious objection against the National Sports Council’s decision to reform the association. “We were not even consulted before taking the decision,” said Gurung in a release. Also, dissolved Nepal Shooting Association (NSA) president Kishor Bahadur Karki on Friday had requested the NSC to revive the elected body as soon as possible. The NSC on Thursday reformed five associations — Shooting, Handball, Archery, Kho Kho, and Billiards, Snooker and Pool. — HNS

White House win

KATHMANDU: Sushil Gurung netted 40 points as defending champions Himalayan White House College registered an emphatic 147-40 win over Bishal Milan Kendra in the fourth Fr Watrin Basketball Championship here at the GAA Hall. Bishalnagar Youth Club beat Public Youth Campus 64-58 while K&K defeated Nepal Basketball Academy 64-57. In the last match, Learning Realm International overcame Yarlung Club 51-41. — HNS

Akhil Cup football

LALITPUR: Jagat Mandir edged out Saraswoti Campus 3-2 in tie-breaker after a 3-3 deadlock at the Akhil Cup Valleywide Inter-college Football at Chyasal. In other matches, Sahayogi School beat Baneshwor College 4-1 and St Xavier’s beat Bishwo Bhasa 1-0. — HNS