Joshi, Tamang win gold medals
Joshi beating Rajiv Chikanbanjar and Tamang defeated Dikshya Dahal with identical scores of 4-1 in finals.
Similarly, Samyog Kapali of AVM School won the boys’ U-16 event with a 3-0 win against Rekhan Tamang of Proxima. NIC Academy’s Samikshya Bhattarai claimed U-12 girls’ singles gold beating Shuvashree Shrestha of Ullens School.
Other winners of the event were Bikesh Thapa (men’s above-40 veteran), Kapur Sharma (above-50), Gowardhan Shrestha (above-60) and Indira Paudel (women’s veteran).
Minister for Energy Mohendra Bahadur Shahi and National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshab Kumar Bista handed over prizes to the winners.
A total of 75 players took part in the two-day tournament organised by Hare Ram Joshi Memorial Foundation.