TAC wrestler Pun bags gold medal

POKHARA: Tribhuvan Army Club’s Kabita Pun won the women’s 60kg category gold medal in the first National Women’s Wrestling Tournament here on Saturday.

Pun defeated Laxmi Raut of Sunsari in the last match to finish first. She was also named the best player of the tournament which was played under round robin format and got Rs 25,000. Raut won silver, while Anita Chaulagain of Jhapa claimed bronze. Similarly, Nepal Police Club’s Simangi Dube, Andez Nepali of Dang and Deepika Basnet of Ilam claimed top three

positions respectively in 48kg section.

In 53kg event, NPC’s Maya Lohar, Sunsari’s Radha Kumari Khatbe and Darchula’s Manisha Singh were top three players. In 58kg, Komal Khatri of Kanchanpur, Shreejana Chaudhary of Morang and Shreejana Chand of Bara won gold, silver and bronze respectively.

TAC’s Sushila Chand, Dadeldhura’s Nira Auji and Jhapa’s Simran Thapa bagged top three positions in 63kg event, while Kanchanpur’s Laxmi Khatri, Jhapa’s Sadikshya Rai and Morang’s Sushmita Rajbanshi claimed finished in top three respectively. In 75kg, Banke’s Shanti Chaudhary won gold medal ahead of Lalitpur’s Sabnam Pandey and Kailali’s Rekha Rawal. — HNS