Ruchal triumphs

BHARATPUR: Tribhuvan Army Club’s Gun Ruchal won men’s 60kg bout of Indo-Nepal Muay Thai competition under the first Prakash Dahal Memorial National Sports Events that kicked off in Chitwan on Sunday.

Ruchal defeated India’s Pren Katan to win the match.

A total 36 players from Nepal and India are competing in the tournament that features 50kg, 56kg, 60kg, 70kg, 81kg and 98kg weight categories.

Similarly, national tournament of Muay Thai features 55kg, 60kg, 65kg and 75kg in men’s events as well as women’s 60kg event.

Taekwondo tournament will also be held during the two-day event being organised by Nepal Martial Arts Academy and Nepal National Muay Thai Association.

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the event on Sunday.