Tribhuvan Army Club won the women’s section team championship of the Bir Ganeshman National Boxing Tournament here at the Basantapur Dabali today.
Out of the six weigh categories, TAC won three gold medals along with two silvers and a bronze to finish first in the standing. Nepal APF Club bagged two and Nepal Police Club got one gold medal. Executive President of Ganeshman Foundation Prakash Man Singh, National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshav Kumar Bista and tournament coordinator Rajiv Shrestha handed over the prizes to the winners.
Punam Rawal, Chandra Kala Thapa and Minu Gurung won gold medals for TAC. Rawal defeated Saraswoti Rana of APF in the 60-64kg weight category final, while Thapa outplayed another APF boxer Sulabh Thapa Magar in 54-57kg weight category.
Likewise, Gurung beat Nisha Tamang of NPC in 51-54kg section final. Sangita Sunar and Mala Rai claimed gold medals for APF beating TAC opponents. Sunar defeated Sabina Shrestha in the 57-60kg final, while Rai outplayed Bimala Shrestha to finish first in 48-51kg section. NPC’s Diwana Sherma won the 46-48kg weight category gold medal beating Sushila Thapa of Province5.
In men’s section, Pradeep Maharjan of APF and TAC’s Sushil Thapa advanced to the 49kg section final, while TAC’s Prem Chaudhary set the 52kg section final date with APF’s Bikram Pariyar.
Likewise, Puran Rai of APF and Bimal Rokka of TAC entered the 56kg final, whereas TAC’s Ek Bahadur Ghale and Dinesh Shrestha of NPC made it to the 60kg gold medal match.
Also, Bhupendra Thapa of NPC will fight against Sonam Karki of APF in the 64kg final, while TAC’s Bishnu Prasad Ghale and APF’s Bikash Lama entered the 69kg final. Dipak Shrestha of TAC and Suman Karki of APF advanced to the 75kg weight category final, while Ravi Sunar of TAC set the 81kg final date with Keshar Khatri of Province5.
A version of this article appears in print on February 09, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.