National Briefs

NSC appoint Gurung

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Shooting Association Vice-president Rajesh Gurung has been appointed as the National Sports Council (NSC) board member on Thursday. Gurung was drafted in from the Western Development Region quota. The NSC appoint member from five development regions. The former vice-president of the Nepal Boxing Association, Gurung, is also a member of the Nepal Badminton Association.

Nepali, Duwal on top

KATHMANDU: Nepal champion Badri Lal Nepali and Ganesh Man Duwal accumulated six points each to share the lead at the first Rambir Shrestha Memorial FIDE Rating National Chess Tournament on Thursday. The third day leader Naveen Tandukar was joint second with Uttam Raj Thapa and FIDE Master Manish Hamal with 5.5 points.

Youth Forum in semis

KATHMANDU: Youth Forum and Chakrapath Simol United Club made it to the semi-finals of the Valleywide first Seven-A-Side Football Tournament on Thursday. Youth Forum beat Unique Group 5-4 in tiebreaker after a 2-2 deadlock in normal time. Sudhir Maharjan and Barshat Gurung scored for Unique while Yaman Maharjan and Joshan Maharjan converted for Youth Forum. In another match, Chakrapath dispatched Balkhu United 3-0 on goals from Sanu Gurung, Subash Gurung and Smarak Gurung.

Public Youth triumph

KATHMANDU: Mahendra Multiple Campus of Dharan beat ASCOL 25-23, 16-25, 25-12 and Public Youth Campus saw off Thapathali Engineering Campus 25-13, 25-13 in the Benoj Memorial Inter-college National Volleyball Tournament here on Thursday. Also winning on Thursday were Saraswoti Campus, Pashupati Campus, Balkumari Campus of Chitwan, Mahendra Multiple Campus of Nepalgunj, Purbanchal University, Shankar Dev, Tribhuvan University, Ratna Rajya, Janajyoti of Sarlahi and Mahendra Ratna Campus.

Hystek wins Stage 3

KATHMANDU: Australian veteran Phillip Hystek timed 2 hours 26 minutes to win the Stage 3 of the fourth Yak Attack mountain bike championship. The 60km third stage started from Gorkha to Besi Sahar. Mangal Krishna Lama fell four minutes short of the leader while Stage One winner Ajaya Pandit timed 2 hours and 35 minutes to finish third. Kaji Sherpa (2:45) and Chandra Bahadur Chhetri (2:52) ended up fourth and fifth.