Players assist Madhu

KATHMANDU: The national players of different sports financially helped Madhu Nepali associated with Lawn Tennis for his medical treatment here at the Dasharath Stadium on Tuesday. National Taekwondo player Manita Shahi took the initiative to collect fund for Nepali’s treatment. National players of Karate, Boxing, Athletics, Judo, Badminton, Football and Wushu collected Rs 55,770 for Nepali’s treatment.

Trinity victorious

KATHMANDU: Trinitiy International College registered 54-40 win over TIA in the second Ganesh Man Singh Memorial Cup Inter-college Basketball Tournament here on Tuesday. In the other matches played at Golfutar court, Xavier International beat Rhedon College 54-40, while Angel’s Heart thrashed Gyan Niketan 63-27, Times routed Brihaspati 44-2 and Golden Gate edged past Prime 49-43. In girls’ section, NASA thumped CCRC 33-8.

Players off to Russia

KATHMANDU: A five-member Swimming team on Tuesday flew to Russia to participate in the 16th FINA World Swimming Championship slated for July 30-August 8 in Kazan city. Players Shirish Gurung, Sophia Shah, Kiran Karki will represent Nepal in the championship, while coach Ishwor Karki and manager Bashu Dev Niraula accompanied the players. Gurung will compete in 50m and 100m freestyle, while Shah will battle in 50m and 200m freestyle and Karki will represent in 50m and 100m breaststroke. Gaurika Singh will also join in the championship in 100m freestyle and backstroke.

Ktm City fourth

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu City futsal finished fourth in the International City Futsal Invitational Tournament held in Guangzhou on July 23. Nepali team compromised by Thaman Bhusal, Prajwol Pratip Chhetri, Sumit Ale, Ravi Silwal, Prem Ghimire and Ananta Shrestha defeated Macau City for the fourth position.

Muller wins gold

KAZAN: Aurelie Muller of France won the women’s 10-kilometre open water gold at the world championships in Kazan on Tuesday. She gave France its first gold medal in open water swimming with the time of 1hr 58min 4.3sec. Sharon van Rouwendaal took silver, while Ana Marcela Cunha claimed bronze two years after claiming silver in the event.