BBC enter semi-finals

KATHMANDU: Niran Rai scored four goals and Kumar Sunuwar struck a hat-trick as Brigade Boys Club (BBC) thrashed Thapathali Nava Ayam Club 11-0 and entered the semi-finals at the sixth Sano Gaucharan Knock-out Football Tournament, which has been organised by Sano Gaucharan Youth Club. Aakash Chantyal netted two goals whereas Raj Kumar Rana and Benjamin Sunuwar scoring one goal each. On Monday, Sano Gaucharan Club will play against

Brihaspati Club. — HNS

Shanti Adarsha win

KATHMANDU: Jeewan Shrestha top-scored with eight points as Shanti Adarsha School defeated Mount Glory International School 17-14 in a Pool F match at the Kathmandu District wide Inter-school Basketball Tournament here today. In other matches, Bhanubhakta School beat Himalaya Vidya Mandir 14-10 with Saroj netting seven points in Pool B; Prakash top-scored with 11 points in Zenith School’s 38-20 win over Pushpa Kunja in Pool C; Raju netted 10 points as Mount View School beat Deep Jyoti School 26-10 in Pool D; and Sunrise School thrashed Mount Glory English School 25-9 riding on Bikesh’s 12 points in Pool H. In all, 31 teams — divided in eight pools — are participating in the tournament. — HNS

Ivanova sets record

HELSINKI: Olimpiada Ivanova of Russia set a world record in the women’s 20-kilometre walk on Sunday at the world athletics championships to win gold in 1 hour, 25 minutes, 41 seconds. Ivanova also won the world title in 2001. Both Yan Wang of China and Yelena Nikolayeva of Russia had the previous record of 1:26.22. Ryta Turava of Belarus was second in 1:27.05, followed by Susanna Feitor of Portugal in 1:28.44. — AP