TAC win wushu team title

Itahari, January 22

Tribhuvan Army Club won the team championship of the National Wushu Tournament under the NSC Championship here today.

TAC bagged 15 gold medals along with three silver and seven bronze medals to finish first. Nepal APF Club came second with eight gold, three silver and a bronze medals, while Nepal Police Club took a gold, four silver and two bronze medals to finish third. Central Region claimed a gold, two silver and nine bronze medals.

On the final day, the 12th South Asian Games gold medallist Nima Gharti Magar of TAC won the taolu’s nan chuan event in women’s section with 15.65 points. Eastern’s Anu Rai finished second with 14.25 points and Saru Soti of Mid-western Region came third with 12.95 points.

In men’s category, APF’s Yubaraj Tamang (17.95 points), Deepak Hamal of Mid-western (17.80) and TAC’s Bishal Thapa Sinjali (16.35) claimed top three positions respectively.

In men’s chan chuan event, TAC’s Bijay Sinjali, APF’s Kumar Sinjali Magar and Central’s Sanjayraj Putuwar got gold, silver and bronze medals respectively, while TAC’s Sushmita Tamang, Central’s Junu Syangbo Lama and Far-west’s Alisha Khati bagged top three positions in the women’s category.

In men’s sanshou event, APF’s Ashok Khaling beat Eastern’s Ganesh Kumar Limbu to win gold in the 48kg category, while Kanti Lama of Central defeated TAC’s Madan Kumar Shrestha to win the 52kg event gold medal. In 56kg final, APF’s Amar Sunar saw off NPC’s Padam Bahadur Thakulla, while APF’s Mangal Prasad Tharu bagged the 60kg event gold beating NPC’s Mukesh Pandit.

In 65kg final, TAC’s Birman Lama beat NPC’s Saman Ghusri, whereas TAC’s Chitra Singh Thakuri claimed gold in the 70kg beating Western’s Yogendra Thapa. Likewise, TAC’s Padam Rai won the 75kg weight category gold after beating Chandra Limbu of Eastern, while APF’s Nikesh Shrestha beat Western’s Anup Khadka to win gold medal in 80kg event.

In 85kg final, APF’s Bhupendra Shah defeated NPC’s Ajay Maharjan, while TAC’s Kiran Saud won the 90kg event and APF’s Tej Bahadur Palli was the winner in above-90kg event.

In women’s section, TAC’s Sarmila Rai beat Western’s Rekha Bohara in the 48kg final match and her teammate Elina Chaudhary saw off Far-western’s Rita Thakulla to win gold medal of 52kg event.

In 56kg final match, NPC’s Juni Rai defeated APF’s Nisha BK, while TAC’s Lumanti Shrestha beat Mid-western’s Goma Aphre in the 60kg final. APF’s Manisha Raut outplayed Eastern’s Ashmita Apten in the 65kg final, and TAC’s Bindu Pun Magar beat Mid-western’s Devi Shrestha to win the 70kg event final.