Local round-up

Birthday Cup


Saraswati Baniya of Nepal Police finished first with 364 points in the individual 10m Air Pistol event at the Birthday Cup Shooting Tournament organised by Nepal Shooting Association to mark the 34th birthday of Crown Prince Paras. Sangita Karki (348) and Sabita Basnet (336) finished second and third respectively.

In 10m individual Air Rifle event, Fulmaya Kapchhaki (377), Rita Shrestha (358) and Ashmita Shrestha (353), all from Nepal Police, grabbed the top-three spots respectively.

Rudra Raj Maskey (346), Suraj Bikram Shahi (338) and Ashish Bikram Shahi (331) came first, second and third in men’s 10m Air Pistol event, while Suraj Bahadur Singh (362), Prashant Narayan Singh (358) and Prahalad Karki (333) grabbed top three in 10m Air Rifle. In 10m Air Pistol team event, Central Region ‘A’ (776) and ‘B’ (686) and Nepal Police (668) emerged victorious whereas Central Region came first with 765 points, followed by Nepal Police ‘A’ and ‘B’.

Prime in quarters


Dawa Sherpa netted 13 points as hosts Prime College defeated St Xavier’s College 35-50 and advanced to the quarter-finals of the third Prime Cup Inter-college Basketball Tournament here today. Krijan Shrestha scored 12 points for the losing team. In other matches, Rupak Gurung netted 16 points in RIBS’s 48-35 win over Sigma; Yam netted 12 points as Martyrs’ Memorial College beat Intensive Academy 22-20; and Brookfield beat Rato Bangala 52-46 with Kundan scoring 23 points for the winners. The quarter-final matches will begin from Wednesday.

Siddhi Ganesh Cup


Bhaktapur Municipality beat Buddhist Youth Club 3-2 in the final of the Siddhi Ganesh Cup Football Tournament. Navin Baniya, Pradeep Kunwar and Rupesh Dhaubanjar scored for the winners and Jeevan Sinkeman and Surendra Yadav scored for Buddhist Club.

Ktm, Rautahat win


Uttam Khatri struck twice as Kathmandu blanked Panchthar 5-0 in the semi-final of the ANFA-Mayos Girls’ Football Tournament. Ramala Rana, Bhagwati Thapa and Rina Gurung also scored. In another semis, Rautahat scored two goals in three minutes in its 2-1 win over Makwanpur. Samj-hana Chhetri put Makawanpur ahead before Shova Kusuwar levelled the score. Dev Maya Lama converted a penalty kick to seal the victory for Rautahat.

Running for peace


Young athlete Ram Chandra Raj Neupane completed the 27.2km peace race in three hours, six minutes and 27 seconds, here today. The one-man race through Ring Road, with the slogan of Race for Peace’, was organised by LRI School on the occasion of National Unity Day. Earlier, Kamal Pradhan, administrative head at National Sports Council, inaugurated the event. — HNS