Policewomen dominate lifting

Kathmandu, December 20:

Women lifters of Nepal Police Club (NPC) won all the five gold medals on offer on the first day of the National Youth Sports Festival, organised by Central Sports Department of Democratic National Youth Federation (DNYF), Nepal and Youth Force Sports National Committee.

Nita Thapa gave first gold to NPC when she won the 48-kg section gold medal with a lift of 110kg. Kavita Chaudhary came second with 85kg. Devi Chaudhary won the 53-kg section gold after she lifted 115kg. Durga Lama came second with 72kg. Uttam Karki won the third gold medal for the departmental team with a lift of 110kg in the 58-kg section. Shanti Lama was second at 82kg.

In the 63-kg section, Jhanta Katuwal won gold with a lift of 143kgs, while Ram Kumari Chaudhary of Mid-Western Region came second with 75kg. Tara Devi Pun won the fifth gold for the police team when she lifted 142kg. Laxmi Bun finished second with 121kg.

In the men’s weightlifting, Hem Shankar Chaudhary of Eastern Region won the 56kg section gold with a lift of 168kg. Bikash Thapa of Central Region won the 62-kg section gold with a lift of 190kg, while Likhy Thapa of NPC lifted 183 kgs to win the 69-kg section gold medal.

In athletics, Olympian Chandra Kala Thapa jumped 4.52 metres to win the long jump gold medal. Fellow NPC teammate Gopal KC won the men’s section gold at 6.05m. Narendra Jung Shah of NPC won the javelin throw gold with a distance of 55.99m. Pramila Rijal of Nepal APF came first in the women’s 400m race, while fellow clubmate Surya Maya Rai won the 1,500m gold.

In basketball tournament, Golden Gate and South Siders entered the men’s finals, while Golden Gate and Prime made it to the women’s final. In men’s section, Golden Gate defeated Times College 62-49 riding on Dipendra Maharjan’s 17 points, while Rishi Robertson netted 30 points as South Siders beat Shanker Dev 64-57. In women’s section semi-finals, Sanjeeta Shahi scored 11 points as Prime beat GAA 39-17 and Maya Syangtan netted 15 in Golden Gate’s 51-34 victory over Kaski.

In Kho-Kho, Central Region and Kathmandu ‘Blue’ from Group A and Eastern Region and Kathmandu ‘Red’ entered the men’s semi-finals. In women’s section, Kathmandu ‘Red’, Eastern Region from Group ‘A’ and Central and Far-Western Region from Group ‘B’ made it to the last four.

In Table Tennis tournament, Anish Shrestha won the cadet boys gold defeating Biplav Adhikari, while Sanisha Shrestha claimed the girls’ gold beating Saili Shrestha.

In ITF Taekwondo, Puja Rajthala and Wilson Maharjan (20-25kg), Elisa Lama and Sajal Poudel (26-30kg), Ambika Banjar and Slim Hong (31-35kg), Sarishma Malla Thakuri and Asmin Limbu (36-40kg), Asma Shrestha and Deep Jung Shrestha (41-45), Sumitra Shrestha and Raju Chaudhary (46-50) won gold medals.