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Dabali Circuit Marathon

KATHMANDU: Gorkha Runners Club is organising the second Dabali Circuit Open Marathon on August 17 on the occasion of Indra Jatra. The event is divided into five categories — Men’s Open Marathon, Men’s Open Half Marathon, Women’s Open Half Marathon, School boys 2-mile race and School girls 2-mile race, said the organisers at a press conference today.

The winners in men’s marathon will receive Rs 15,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000, while the winners in half marathon in both the sections will get Rs 7,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000 each.

Central Region Taekwondo

KATHMANDU: Ramesh Gurung, Purushottam Manandhar, Govinda Jung Singh, Hari Bahadur Shrestha, Bishnu Neupane, Pradeep Lama, Thaneshwor Darlami, Takedh Singh Karki, Ram Hari Maharjan, Sunil Byanjankar, Krishna Shrestha, Surendra KC, Bhimsen Gautam, Ashok Khadka, Surendra Shahi, Rajendra Shahi won the inaugural-day Finn weight category bouts at the seventh Central Regional Taekwondo Tournament, which has been organised by Nepal Taekwondo Association under the auspices of National Sports Council. In the only bout of the Fly weight section, Deependra Gurung outplayed Ninjin Sherpa. In all, 169 players — 39 women and 130 men — from 46 dojangs are taking part in the tournament which runs through August 16. Seema Dhami and Ayesha Shakya took oath on behalf of judges and players respectively. NSC member secretary Kishor Bahadur Singh inaugurated the event.

Krishna Memorial TT

KATHMANDU: Ajay Suwal came from two sets down to beat Deep Saun 6-11, 7-11, 14-12, 11-7, 11-8 in the all-Prime College men’s singles final of the Krishna Memorial Secondary and Higher Secondary and Men’s Open Table Tennis Tournament organised by United Sports here today. In Higher Secondary section, Prime College won the team championship with nine medals including three gold in men’s team event, men’s singles and men’s doubles. In all, 10 secondary and higher secondary schools of the valley took part in the event. Keshav Sthapit, president of Praja Parishad, gave away prizes to the winners.

Sunrise, Young Heart win

KATHMANDU: Sunrise School, Trungram International Academy (TIA) and Young Heart School

entered the quarter-finals of the Kathmandu Districtwide Inter-school Basketball Tournament,

which has been organised by PABSON under the sponsorship of Sipradi Trading to mark the 78th birthday of Queen Mother Ratna and 41st Children’s Day. In the day’s matches, Sunrise beat Swapna Vatika 38-22 riding on Kunjan’s 17 points; Ashim Shahi netted 21 points in TIA’s 66-21 thrashing over Jenith; and Surendra Pun and Lal Prasad Pun netted 12 points each as Young Heart eliminated Bhanubhakta School 39-31. — HNS