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GCA cricket

KATHMANDU: Greenland Children’s Academy (GCA) defeated Shining Stars by six wickets in the third GCA Inter-school Cricket Tournament. Batting first, Shining Stars were bowled out for 70 runs in 16.5 overs, with Nishan Tulachan being the chief destroyer with 5-11. In reply, GCA overcame the target in 10.5 overs losing four wickets. Rabindra Gurung scored 20 runs and Sushil Karki made 15. For Shining Stars, Sujan Thapa took three wickets.

HWHIC in final

KATHMANDU: Arpan Gauchan top-scored with 30 points as Himalayan White House International College defeated Sagarmatha College 72-50 to advance to the final of the third Himalayan White House Basketball Tournament, today. In the other semi-final match, Kathmandu Institute of Science and Technology beat National College for Computer Studies 49-47.

Pun sets records

LALITPUR: Tara Devi Pun of Nepal Police set three new national records at the 17th Men’s and the second Women’s National Weight Lifting Championship, organised jointly by NSC and Nepal Weight Lifting Association, under the auspices of West Wing School. Kamal Bahadur Adhikari of Royal Nepal Army and Niti Thapa of Parsa were named the Best Lifter in men’s and women’s sections respectively whereas Tara Devi Pun was adjudged the Strongest Lifter.

Pun lifted a total of 140 kg including 60kg in snatch and 80kg in clean and jerk section. She broke Sanu Gurung’s record of 45 and 55kg. Sanu came second. Anju Lama and Lalita Kumari Chaudhari came first and second in 63kg section. Rajyalaxmi Thapa, Jyotsna Poudel and Laxmi Ban grabbed top three spots in in women’s 69kg. In men’s section, Shiva Narayan Chaudhari came first lifting a total of 192kg in 69kg category. Ajay Shahi came first in 77kg category lifting 210kg.

HIMS in semis

KATHMANDU: Tenzing Yonten netted 20 points as HIMS beat hosts Whitefield 63-56 and Dhiraj Bohara scored 13 points in LRI’s 42-36 win over Galaxy, and entered the semi-finals of the Whitefield Open Basketball Tournament for SLC-appeared students.

Bouddha win

KATHMANDU: Hosts Bou-ddha Dojo won seven gold medals and came first at the Inter-dojo Karate and Kick Boxing Competition here today. Rajan Paija of Lainchaur Dojo and Sangi Lama of Boudha Dojo were named the best players and Dawa Sherpa of Kebs Academy was declared the aspiring player. — HNS