Players in action during the first National Pankration Tournament in Kathmandu on Friday. Source: NSC

Players in action during the first National Pankration Tournament in Kathmandu on Friday. Source: NSC

Lama claims gold
KATHMANDU : Pasang Lama of Dolakha won the women’s 25-30kg gold medal at the first National Pankration Tournament. Pasang outplayed Meri Magar of Kathmandu in the final bout. Sita Magar of Kathmandu defeated Geeta Magar in the 30-35kg final to take gold. Kusum Lama claimed the 35-40kg gold win a win over Gauri Gurung of Rasuwa. Doma Sherpa of Dolakha outclassed Namuna Gurung of Rasuwa in the final to win 40-45kg gold. In 45-50kg final, Sirjana Gurung of Rasuwa defeated Sunita Magar of Kathmandu and Sabina Shrestha of Central Dojo sneaked past Dikshya to claim 50-55kg gold. Earlier, Pitambar Timalsina, Vice-president of National Sports Council, inaugurated the event.
Gears for shutllers
KATHMANDU : The Wide Space Pvt Ltd on Firday provided the Nepali shuttlers selected for the 11th South Asian Games with track suits. National Sports Council (NSC) and Nepal Badminton Association Vice-president Pitambar Timilsina handed over the track suits to the 12 shuttlers, two coaches and the team manager at a porgramme today. The Wide Space and The River International Pvt Ltd jointly announced a cash prize of Rs 100,000 to the gold medal winning shuttlers in the 11th SA Games.
Int’l coaches in Nepal
KATHMANDU : Netherlands’ Kuriyoda Marital Arts founder Krishna Gopal and Martial Art coach of Mauritius Sorab Mouulabacus arrived Kathmandu on Friday. The duo were invited by the Nepal Martial Arts Games Committee. The duo will train the Nepali Martial Arts players during their five-day stay in Nepal. The coaches were greeted by the National Sports Council member Min Krishna Maharjan.
Syangja body formed
KATHMANDU : The Syangja branch of the Nepal International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) have been formed on Friday under the presidency of Suman Lal Tajya. The nine-member committe of the bracnch includes vice-president duo Umesh Thapa Magar and Fanindra Gurung. The committee also includes secretary Hem Lal Dhakal, treasurer Kamal Thapa Magar, members Rajan Shrestha, Shila Gurung, Mahendra BK and Rimal Nepal.