NPC claim team championship

Kathmandu, November 10

Nepal Police Club won the team championship of the 50th National Karate Tournament held under the NSC Cup here at National Sports Council covered hall today.

NPC claimed eight gold medals out of the 19 on offer to finish at the top of the table. NPC, who had claimed four gold medals on Thursday, added four more today.

Tribhuvan Army Club finished as runners-up with six gold medals, while another departmental team Nepal APF Club came third with four gold medals.

Central Region also claimed a gold medal in the competition organised by Nepal Karate Federation under the sponsorship of Samjhana Laboratory Clinic. NPC’s Rabindra Karki and TAC’s Kushum Khadka were adjudged the best players of the tournament in men’s and women’s categories and they earned Rs 10,000 each.

On the second day, NPC’s Ganga Ram Kushuwaha claimed gold medal in the men’s 75kg weight category defeating Kishor Lama of Central Region, while NPC’s Diwash Shrestha won 84kg category gold with a victory over Digambar Pant of APF. NPC’s Sonam Lama bagged gold in 55kg after he outplayed Nabin Rai of Eastern.

Similarly, APF’s Bhim Tamang bagged the 84kg section gold medal after he saw off Biplav Shrestha of NPC, while APF’s Bijay Lama came first in 67kg ahead of Prakash Gharti Magar of Mid-western.

In women’s section, NPC’s Sunita Maharajan won the 61kg weight category gold beating TAC’s Sunny Lama. TAC’s Rita Karki defeated Kalpana Basnet of APF in the above-68kg final, while APF’s Roji Ojha edged past Bibhusha Thapa of TAC to win the below-68kg event. Likewise, TAC’s Kusum Khadka won the 45kg event gold after beating Barsha Budha Magar of APF, while Central’s Jiya Khadka claimed gold in 40kg category with win over Angila Dhimal of NPC.

National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista, Samjhana Laboratory Clinic President Urdeep Joshi, NKF President Dawa Gurung and General Secretary Hari Sharan KC handed over the prizes to the winners. A total of 184 karatekas from three departmental teams and five regions competed in the event.