Nepal | August 04, 2020

Shuttlers confirm two medals

Rup Narayan Dhakal
Share Now:

Pokhara, December 1

Nepal confirmed at least two bronze medals in badminton tournament under the 13th South Asian Games after both teams advanced to the semi-finals today.

In the men’s team event, the men’s team beat Bhutan, while women’s team defeated Bangladesh with identical scores of 3-0 to make it to the last four. Both teams will now face Sri Lankan opponents for places in final.

In men’s section, top seed Ratnajit Tamang saw off Anish Gurung of Bhutan 21-6, 21-9, while Dipesh Dhami defeated Nordup Dorje 21- 13, 21-14. Likewise young shuttler Prince Dahal, who won a gold and two silver medals in the Dubai Junior International Badminton Series in September, dispatched Norbu Dradhul 21- 12, 21-5.

In women’s section, Nangsal Tamang beat Bangladeshi counterpart Shalpa Akhtar 21-18, 15-21, 21-17, while her teammate Rashila Maharjan record a hardfought 28-26, 21-19 victory over Elina Sultana. Likewise, Jessica Gurung defeated Vistri Khatun 21-18, 22-20. Nepal coach Sudip Yonjan said the results came with the hard work by the players.

Hopeful Yonjan added: “If the players put up confident shows like this, I am sure we can make it to the final.”

In the day’s another event, Pakistani men’s and women’s teams registered identical 3-1 victories over Bangladesh and Maldives respectively.

A total of 94 players from seven nations are competing at the newly-built covered hall at the Pokhara Stadium for 28 medals — seven gold, seven silver and 14 bronze medals.


KATHMANDU: India and Pakistan advanced to the men’s volleyball final at the NSC covered hall. India defeated Sri Lanka 27-25, 25- 19, 21-25, 25-21, while Pakistan outplayed Bangladesh 25-15, 25-21, 26-24. Nepal crashed out from group stage after losing to Bangladesh and India in the league round. In women’s section, Nepal and India have already made it to the final.


KATHMANDU: Nepal registered victories over Bangladesh in Kho-Kho at the Nayabazaar covered hall in Kirtipur. Nepali men’s team defeated Bangladesh 21-19, while the home side registered a 11-9 victory in women’s section. In other matches, India outplayed Sri Lanka 21-8 in men’s section, while the Indian women’s team recorded a 32-4 victory over Sri Lanka. A total of eight teams are taking part in the round-robin tournament.

A version of this article appears in print on December 02, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

In Pictures: Silent Kumbheshwor mela on Janai Purnima

Lalitpur, August 03 The natural spring at the Kumbheshwor temple complex is believed to have originated from Gosaikunda Lake in Rasuwa district. It is also believed that taking a dip in the pond during Janai Purnima is same as doing so in Gosainkunda. On the occasion of Kumbeshwor Mela or Janai P Read More...

Nepal COVID-19 Update: 418 new cases, 358 recoveries recorded Monday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on the coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. As of today, 398,907 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method have been carried ou Read More...

Thrashing of security guard in Malaysia: Sufferer, assailant Nepali nationals

KATHMANDU: The Embassy of Nepal in Malaysia has issued a statement on the thrashing of a security guard that took place in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur on the morning of July 7. The video showing a security guard being thrashed recently went viral on various social media. The embassy had e Read More...

China, coronavirus outbreak; WHO, Global emergency

There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19, WHO warns

GENEVA: The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19, and the road to normality would be long. More than 18.14 million people around the world are reported to have been infected with the disease and 68 Read More...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 18.14 million, death toll at 688,080

LONDON: More than 18.14 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 688,080​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 20 Read More...

Govt to shut hotels, restaurants not adhering to Covid-19 safety protocols in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: The Government of Nepal has decided to shut operations of hotels and restaurants in the Kathmandu valley which do not adhere to safety protocols as set by authortities. Action will be taken against service providers that are found to be violating the rules such as not maintaining safe Read More...

Lamjung district map

Woman missing after being swept away in a Tuin accident in Lamjung

LAMJUNG: A woman has been reported missing in Dordi Rural Municipality-6, Lamjung, after plunging into a river while using Tuin (wire bridge) to cross it. The missing woman has been identified as Phulmaya Gurung, 32, of Simi village in the municipality. According to Inspector Om Prakash Pun a Read More...

Former king Juan Carlos decides to leave Spain amid corruption allegations

Prosecutors looking into bribe allegations Pressure had been building on royals to take action Former king remains "at the disposal" of prosecutors The 82-year-old helped guide Spain back to democracy MADRID: Spain's former king Juan Carlos has decided to leave his country, a drama Read More...