Local Briefs

NOM seek help

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Olympic Museum (NOM) has urged the concerned authorities to help in the medication of the eighth South Asian Federation (SAF) Games silver medallist taekwondo player Manju Tuladhar, who has been suffering from failed kidneys. Tuladhar, who was working at the NOM as an office manager, was diagnosed with the kidney problems last month, said NOM in a release. Tuladhar has been undergoing dialysis twice a week at the Blue Cross Nursing Home and the doctors have suggested for transplantation at the earliest. Tuladhar also won a gold medal at the second National Games, bronze medal each at the Asian Taekwondo Championship in 1998 and the third National Games. — HNS

Classic College win

KATHMANDU: Classic College defeated Canvas International 4-1 in the NK Memorial Inter-college Football Tournament here on Sunday. Sujan Pangma scored a brace, while Janak Bhandari and Bhim Basnet netted one each. In the other matches, ACME College beat White House HS School 4-1, while Himalayan White House College outplayed Rato Bangala School 4-0 riding on two goals from Ashim Jung Karki and one each from Niraj Chundale and Pranish Ranjit. Hosts Budhanilkantha School earned a walkover win from Youth Vision College. — HNS

Greenland advance

KATHMANDU: Host Greenland School entered to the quarter-finals of the fourth KWIKS Greenland Inter-school basketball tournament here on Sunday. In the senior boys category, Greendland recorded a comfortable 49-14 win over Newton Children Academy. Ashish K.C and Miraj Dhakal contributed 14 points each. Gyan Niketan, Neric, British Gorkha and Deep Jyoti School also reached the last eight. Gyan Niketan sideline Kathmandu Valley 30-20 while Neric edeged past Venus 20-15. British Gorkha outclassed Buddhajyoti 16-13 and Deep Jyoti defeated Grand Academy 30-14. Clinton Public, Valley Public, Deepjyoti and Gaurishankar Boarding School also won their respective matches in the junior boys’ category. — HNS

Monsoon Meet

KATHMANDU: Prithvi School registered a double-victory in the fifth Monsoon Meet Inter-school Basketball Tournament. Prithvi defeated Excelsior School 27-14 in the junior boys section and edged past Excelsior again in the senior girls’ category. Host Shreedeewa, Galaxy and New Shrine also won their respective junior boys’ matches. Shushant Gurung scored 24 points in Shreedeewa’s 34-21 win over Gyan Niketan. Teresa defeated Rato Bangala 22-16 and Penwood beat Reliance 22-13 in the senior girls’ matches. — HNS

Pennwood triumph

KATHMANDU: Pennwood and Rarahill overcame their opponents in the eighth Kirtipur Cup Valleywide Inter-school Basketball Tournament. Pennwood defeated Pushpa Sadan 66-46 riding on 32 points from Ashish Maharjan and Rarahill managed a 40-27 win over Ideal Model School. Pushpa Sherpa topscored with 19 points for the losing team. Rajesh Maharjan netted 14 points for Rarahill. — HNS

NOC, associations meet

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) on Monday held a discussion on the preparation of 11th South Asian Games (SAG) to be held at Dhaka from January 29 to February 9. Officials of 23 national sports associations — Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Football, Golf, Hockey, Handball, Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Shooting, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weight Lifting, Wrestling and Wushu — participated in the discussion. The officials presented their plans and programmes of their relevant associations. The meeting was held under the presidency of NOC chairman Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan. — HNS