Sunar, Chaudhary claim golds

Kathmandu, September 22

Yam Sajan Sunar and Saraswati Chaudhary won the 100m gold medals of the fourth Golden Sprint Meet here at the Dasharath Stadium today.

Sunar clocked 10.5 seconds to finish first in men’s section, while Siddhant Borara of India came second in 10.9 seconds and Ashish Khatri of Lalitpur was third in 11.1 seconds. Chaudhary from Nepal APF Club won the women’s section gold medal in 12.7sec, finishing ahead of Pramila Tharu (13.3) of Bardiya and Bhavisha Kothari (13.6) of India.

Sunar made it a perfect double when he won the men’s 200m race with the timing of 21.6 seconds, while Nil Pratap Mahato of Bara came second in 22.3 seconds and Ashish Khatri of Lalitpur was third in 23.1 seconds. APF clean swept the women’s 200m race, with Dil Maya Karki winning gold in 26.3 seconds ahead of Saraswati Chaudhary (27.5) and Bhagirathi Chaudhary (27.9).

Som Bahadur Kumal became the lone medallist from Tribhuvan Army Club when he won men’s 400m gold in 48.2 seconds, while APF duo Ashish Chaudhary (48.4) and Nir Pratap Mahato (49.2) claimed silver and bronze respectively. APF athlete Karki bagged her second gold medal of the meet when she finished first in women’s 400m race with the timing of 60.00 seconds, while her clubmate Bhagirathi Chaudhary came second in 1:03.5 and Sangeeta Vhaursia of India was third in 1:05.5.

Jibraj Shahi claimed the 110m hurdles gold medal in 17.5 seconds, finishing ahead of APF duo Satta Bahadur Budha (19.6) and Narayan Mahato (21.1), while Bhavisha Kothari of India won the women’s section gold in 16.6 seconds beating Sabita Chaudhari (17.2) of APF and Pramila Tharu (19.1) of Bardiya.

In boys’ section, Khil Bahadur Karki won the 100m gold medal in 12.0 seconds, while Rohit Maharjan (12.6) of St Xavier’s and Manish Shrestha (13.6) of Madan Smarak came second and third respectively. Lujala Amatya of Ideal Model School finished first in girls’ section with the timing of 13.5 seconds, while Saru Khawash of Bijeshwori Gyan Mandir came second in 15.1 and Sefrina Pradhan of Ideal was third in 15.4 seconds. The top three athletes in all categories got Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively. The annual event was organised jointly by Kathmandu Road Runners Alumni under the auspices of Nepal Athletics Association.