Nationa Sports Briefs

Kaji wins Stage 8

KATHMANDU: Kaji Sherpa timed two hours 40 minutes and 35 seconds to win the Stage 8 of the fourth Yak Attack Mountain Bike Championships. In the 18 kilometer-course from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath, Chandra Bahadur Chhetri timed 3:05:40 to finish second while Ajaya Pandit ended up third clocking 3:27:05. Brit Paul Errington (4:11:20) and Nepal’s Mangal Krishna Lama (4:28:15) finished fourth and fifth respectively. Mangal had won the stage 7 on Tuesday.

LDSDC to fete players

KATHMANDU: Lalitpur District Sports Development Committee (LDSDC) is honouring the 11th South Asian Games medallists from the district on Friday. LDSDC is also planning organize a public rally in honour of the players before rewarding them with cash prizes and appreciation letters. According to the organisers, the gold medallists will get Rs 20,000, silver medallists Rs 15,000 and the bronze winners Rs 10,000. Out of the total of eight gold, nine silver and 20 bronze medals Nepal won in Dhaka, two gold medalists Ayesha Shakya (Taekwondo) and Binod Shakya (Karate), silver medallist Binod Maharjan (Karate) and Purushottam Bajracharya (TT team event), Sajan Krishna Tamrakar (Badminton team event) and Rajan Joshi (judo) are from the district.

ANKA reformed

KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) reformed the All Nepal Kabaddi Association on Wednesday. Lal Kumar Lama has been named the president of the five-member committee, the NSC said. Sanu Kumar Maharjan is the vice-president, Manoj Kumar Mishra the general secretary, Birendra Kumar Yadav the treasurer and Chandra Kant Jha a member. Lama takes over Sunil Rajkarnikar, who faced a stern criticism following a shameful brawl with coaches and manager during the 11th South Asian Games.