Friday, August 12

Badminton

KBA honors badminton fraternity
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KBA honors badminton fraternity

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu Badminton Academy - KBA has honored the badminton fraternity on the occasion of Guru Purnima in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The academy honored Pranab Kumar Talukdar, Uttam Simkhada, Prakash Uday, Dharmalal Shrestha, Rajni Joshi, Uday Kumar Shrestha, Mahendra Lal Shrestha and Shanti Manandhar for their vital role in the production of shuttler. On the occasion of Guru Purnima, the academy remembered late Gyan Bahadur Khadka, Dilendra Bir Pandey and Purushottam KC for their supreme contribution in the development of badminton. In the same function, Triratna Manandhar who played a crucial role in the development of Nepali badminton was given a special honor. Likewise,  Sports Journalist Kushal Timalsina was honored with a reward of Rs. 15,000 for hi...
13 players including Palesha, Prince and Aruna awarded
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13 players including Palesha, Prince and Aruna awarded

By a Staff Reporter The National Sports Council (NSC) awarded cash prizes to 13 players including Palesha Gowdardhan Shrestha of Para Taekwondo, Prince Dahal of Badminton and Aruna Shahi of Volleyball. On the occasion of President's Women's Sports Participation Enhancement Program, NSC awarded the players from three categories with cash on Monday. The supreme governing body handed over Rs 150,000 each to two players, Rs 100,000 each to four players and Rs 50,000 each to seven players. Prince and Palesha were awarded with Rs 150,000 and a certificate. Palesha, who missed out a medal at the Tokyo Paralympics last year, won gold at the Asian Youth Para Taekwondo. Likewise, emerging shuttler Prince held top rank in World Juniors Ranking last year. Boxing's Narika Rai, Sw...
Shuttler Maharjan ranks seventh in world junior women’s singles category
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Shuttler Maharjan ranks seventh in world junior women’s singles category

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - National women’s champion shuttler Rashila Maharjan has been ranked seventh in the junior women’s singles world ranking published by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Maharjan climbed to the seventh spot from 19th position to become the first Nepali woman to achieve such feat. Issuing a press statement on Tuesday, Nepal Badminton Association confirmed the ranking. The association said that Maharjan’s achievement has made the entire nation proud. “Nepal Badminton Association wishes her to achieve much more in the coming days,” reads the statement. The association expressed happiness that Nepali badminton players have been able to scale new heights one after another. Another emerging player of Nepal, Prince Dahal, has managed to rise...
Nepal Telecom lifts Kathmandu Team Championship
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Nepal Telecom lifts Kathmandu Team Championship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal Telecom beat Silk Group to lift the trophy of Kumari Bank Kathmandu Team Championship Corporate Badminton (Invitational) on Friday. In the men’s singles category, Ratnajit Tamang of Nepal Telecom defeated Bikash Shrestha of Silk Group 21-18 and 21-13 to give his team a 1-0 lead. In the next match in women’s section, Anumaya Rai of Silk Group saw off Seema Rajbanshi of Nepal Telecom 21-14 and 21-15 to tie the game 1-1.   In the men’s double event, Surendra Singh Karki and Hari Krishna Sharma of Nepal Telecom defeated Subash  Adhikari and Ramesh Sherpa of Silk Group 21-12 and 21-5 to take an overall 2-1 lead. Nepal Telecom lost the fourth round match of women’s doubles after Seema Rajbanshi retired hurt after suffering a knee inju...
Ratnajit defeated in the US Open
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Ratnajit defeated in the US Open

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal number one badminton player Ratnajit's journey in the Men's Single of Yonex US Open has ended in the very first round of the tournament. In the match held last night, 211st ranked Ratnajit lost 21-18, 21-12 to Canada's Jason Anthony who is ranked 175th in the world. Last year in his first participation, Ratnajit had qualified up to the Round of 16. Ratnajit has remained the national champion for 6 years. After recently winning the men's single in both Annapurna International Corporate Badminton and Pushpalal Memorial Badminton, he had departed to take part in the US Open. Ratnajit has won 20 singles title in his career. Last year, the gold medal he had won in the mixed doubles pairing up with sister Nangsal Devi Tamang in the Pakistan Internation...
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