KATHMANDU: Nepali archery and fencing players crashed out of the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea on Tuesday. Archer Prakash Gurung faced a defeat at the hands of a Mongolian player, while Krishna Maya Syangtan beat Slovakian opponent before losing against Mexico’s archer. In fencing, Sanjip Lama registered a win over Brazilian player, while he lost against the opponents from Italy, Hong Kong, Russia and China.
Officials off to India
KATHMANDU: Member Secretary of National Sports Council Keshav Kumar Bista, Nepal Olympic Committee President Dhurba Bahadur Pradhan and General Secretary Jeeven Ram Shrestha on Tuesday left for India to attend the 12th SA Games meeting. According to Bista, the team would discuss about Nepal’s participation and their preparation for the Games. NOC General Secretary Shrestha said the meeting would decide the date and venues for the Games.
Jhapa beat Darjeeling
KATHMANDU: Jhapa-XI defeated Darjeeling United 2-0 in a friendly match organised to raise funds for the earthquake victims, here at the Domalal Stadium on Monday. Ganesh Khadka and Bishal Rai scored for the home side. CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli along with ANFA General Secretary Dhirendra Pradhan and ANFA CEO Indraman Tuladhar were among the spectators of the match. Earlier, karate player Sushmita Tamang handed over a set of jersey to Jhapa-XI team for the match.
Vanuatu win 46-0
WELLINGTON: Vanuatu beat the Federated States of Micronesia by the extraordinary score of 46-0 in their Olympic qualifying football match at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. Jean Kaltak scored 16 goals for Vanuatu. Micronesia, ranked 200 in the world, had previously been beaten 38-0 by Fiji and 31-0 by Tahiti — conceding 115 goals in three matches. The Pacific Games tournament is for under-23 teams, so Vanuatu’s score will not stand as a world record for full international matches. In spite of the win, Vanuatu are not guaranteed a place in the semi-finals as they could still finish behind Tahiti and Fiji in Pool A.