Shilpakar crashes out
KATHMANDU: Rajan Shilpakar suffered a humiliating defeat in the men’s 75kg first round bout in the World Boxing Championships in Milan on Wednesday. Shilpakar lost the bout under RSC (referee stopped the contest) rule while trailing 21-0 in the second round. Shilpakar was the only boxer to represent Nepal after Dinesh Shrestha returned home on August 28. Shrestha was slated to participate in the men’s 51kg event but returned home after fracturing his finger during training in Rome. Shilpakar and his coach Prachanda Sharma are scheduled to return home on September 13, said Nepal Boxing Association General Secretary Rajeev Shrestha here on Wednesday. — HNS
Dixit appointed secy
KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) on Wednesday appointed Tarak Mani Dixit as the Secretary of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). The post was vacant since Sashi Dutta Pandey died on August 8. The NSC took the decision on Tuesday, said CAN in a release. Dixit was a central committee member and spokesperson of CAN. — HNS
Running competition
KATHMANDU: The Lalitpur Jyapu Society is organising an Open Race Competition on September 5. Organised to mark the sixth convention of the society, the race features men’s five-kilometre and women’s three-kilometre competition. Top three winners in the men’s race will earn Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 while the top three athletes in women’s race will get Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 respectively. The race will begin from Durbar Square in Mangal bazaar. — HNS
Basketball tourney
KATHMANDU: The first Bern Hardt Inter-college Boys Basketball Tournament is scheduled for September 6-12. A total of 13 teams will participate in the tournament to be played under the league-cum-knockout format. The teams are divided into four groups where the group winner
and runner up will advance to
the quarter-finals. The estimated
cost of the tournament is Rs 150,000, said the organisers here at a press meet on Wednesday. — HNS
Buddha Prakash win
KATHMANDU: Buddha Prakash Wushu Kwan picked up seven gold medals to seal team championship of the second Valleywide Wushu Tournament here on Wednesday. Buddha Prakash won 13 medals in total including four silver and two bronze. Harisiddhi Wushu Kwan finished second with seven gold and two silver medals. Dipak Karki of Pashupati Kailash and Sushmita Tamang of Bhaktapur Wushu Kwan were adjudged the best players in the men’s and women’s Thaulo respectively. In the men’s and women’s Sansau, Umesh Maharjan of Harisiddhi and Renu Tamang of Buddha Prakash were awarded the best players. — HNS