Friday, August 12

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Nepali players to compete in Asian Cadet Judo Championship
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Nepali players to compete in Asian Cadet Judo Championship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - An eight-member Nepali judo team has left for Thailand to take part in the Asian Cadet and Junior Judo Championship to be held from July 17-23.     The eight-member team includes four players and four officials including team leader and Nepal Judo Association President Deepak Harsha Bajracharya, who is also the education and coaching commission member of the Judo Union of Asia.Uttam Pradhan Shrestha will compete in the U-60 junior boys category while Tara Bahadur Bhujel will take part in the U-55 kg cadet boys section. Similarly, Devaki Maya Shrestha will represent Nepal in the U-52 kg girls section while her sister Nisha Shrestha compete in U-48 kg girls category. Dawa Gyaljen is the team manager and Deepak Shrestha is the coach.  &n...
Dilip Memorial Foundation declared team champions
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Dilip Memorial Foundation declared team champions

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Dilip Memorial Foundation has been declared the team champions of the First Valleywide Taekwondo Championship on Sunday. The foundation bagged 6 golds and 3 silver medals to finish first in the championship organized by the Central Taekwondo Department of Madan Bhandari Sports Foundation. Likewise, Koteshwar Taekwondo Dojang finished second with 3 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Mulpani Taekwondo secured the third position with 2 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronzes. The top three teams bagged a purse of Rs 20,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. Sagar Ghimire of Koteshwar Taekwondo Dojang and Bhavani Budhathoki of Dilip Memorial Foundation were adjudged the best players in male and female categories respectively. Both of them were awarded ...
Neema and Deepak selected for World Games
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Neema and Deepak selected for World Games

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepali wushu players Neema Gharti Magar and Deepak Hamal have been selected for the World Games 2022. The two players will represent Nepal during the games to be held in Alabama, USA from July 7 to 17. Nepal Wushu Association confirmed the participation of SAG gold medalist Neema Gharti Magar and Deepak Hamal. The association informed that the duo were selected by the World Wushu Federation and World Games Federation on the basis of their performance in international tournaments and their world ranking. General Secretary of Nepal Wushu Association Lakhpa Chiring Sherpa informed that only Nepal and India have been selected for the World Games from South Asia. “India bagged one quota for wushu while Nepal got two quotas,” said Sherpa. Neema...
Para judo players mark World Environment Day
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Para judo players mark World Environment Day

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal Deaf and Blind Para Judo Association marked the World Environment Day on June 5 by organizing various programmes. Officials of the association, para judo athletes, Austria’s Olympian Sabrina who featured in the mega sporting event four times and also scaled Mount Everest, were involved in the clean-up of the New Baneshwar-based hostel of Deaf School, Naxal. They also planted trees on the occasion, according to Dharma Kumar Shrestha, senior vice president of the association who is also the general secretary of Nepal Judo Association. The hostel has a judo hall where Olympian Sabrina briefed the para athletes about World Environment Day.
Para Judo Championship held
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Para Judo Championship held

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Prashant Shrestha secured gold medal in the boys’ 40-50 kg category of deaf judo held under the Inter Deaf Judo Championship on Sunday. Likewise, Rishiman Shrama clinched gold in the boys’ 50-60 kg category during the match held in New Baneshwar. In the women’s section, Sony Shah won gold in 30-40 kg category. Other winners include Nirjala Khadka (women’s 40-50 kg), Yojana Sapkota (open category), Aarati Shah (women’s 50-60 kg A), Sushma Tamang (women’s 50-60 kg B) and Bhumika Karki (women’s 50-60 kg C). In the blind section, Sanjog Acharya secured gold in boys’ 40-50 kg category while Prakash Rumba finished first in boys’ 60-70 kg section.  The championship was organized by the National Sports Council in coordination with Nepal Dead...
Nepal declared team champion in karate championship
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Nepal declared team champion in karate championship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal has been declared team champions during the 13th NSKA Karate Championship held in Kathmandu. Nepal finished first with 40 gold medals in the event held at the covered hall of the Tripureshwar-based National Sports Council. Indian Sotokan Karate Kolkata finished a distant second with 3 golds while TSRKKO secured the third position with 2 golds. The tournament was organized by Nepal Sotokan Karate Association. Nepal’s Pradeep Rai and Angela Dongol were adjudged the best players in male and female categories respectively. NSC Member Secretary Tanka Lal Ghising handed over the prizes to the winners amid a function on Thursday. A total of 600 players had participated in 46 different categories of the event.
Nepal bags 3 gold medals in WUMA kung-fu championship
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Nepal bags 3 gold medals in WUMA kung-fu championship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepali kung-fu players secured three gold medals in the WUMA (World Unified Martial Arts) European Championship in the UK. Nepali player Sanjay Putuwar won two gold medals while Bhupendra Gurung clinched one in the championship that kicked off on May 15. Nepal WUMA Kung-fu Association’s President Siddhartha Lama is also in the UK and is assuming the role of an official as well as a judge during the championship. Altogether 550 players from 50 different nations are competing in the event, informed Lama. Lama assumed the role of a judge in the matches featuring players from Denmark, Germany, Thailand and the USA.
WUMA Kung-fu team to compete in European Championship
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WUMA Kung-fu team to compete in European Championship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - A three member Nepali kung-fu team including two players is all set to participate in the World Unified Martial Arts (WUMA) European Championship which will kick off in England on May 15. The championship will feature competition in various martial arts disciplines. The two players representing Nepal are Sanjay Raj Putuwar and Bhupendra Gurung. Nepal WUMA Kung-fu Association’s President Siddhartha Lama is also in the team and will take the role of an official as well as a judge during the championship. Bhupendra Gurung is scheduled to leave for England on Friday while the rest of the team will take off on Saturday. The team was bade farewell by officials of Nepal WUMA Kung-fu Association amid a function at Basundhara on Thursday.
Nepali boxers crash out of World Boxing Championship
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Nepali boxers crash out of World Boxing Championship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepali boxers Minu Gurung and Chandrakala Thapa crashed out of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship on Thursday after losing their respective bouts in Istanbul. Gurung lost her match against Japan’s Rinka Kinosita in the flyweight (50 to 53 kg) category on the basis of points. Similarly, Thapa lost her match against Indian player Manisha in the 54 to 57 kg weight category.  Manisha had reached the quarterfinal of AIBA World Boxing Championship held in  Indian in 2018.
Sushma Tamang loses competitive match in Women’s World Boxing C’ship
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Sushma Tamang loses competitive match in Women’s World Boxing C’ship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepali boxer Sushma Tamang lost a competitive match during the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship underway in Istanbul, Turkey. Tamang lost the match against Mongolian player Lanchiv Yon in the women’s 46 to 48 kg category on Wednesday. Although Tamang played exceptionally well, the outcome was not in her favour. She was confident of being declared the winner but the jury decided 3:2 in favour of the Mongolian player. The judges ruled that Tamang fired less punches in the first round compared to the second and third. Although she improved her performance in the second round, the Mongolian player took advantage of a lapse in defense as her left guard was exposed. She kept on hitting punches but the Mongolian player did not lose her guard....
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