Tuesday, May 24

Table Tennis

Nepal enters final in cadet table tennis
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Nepal enters final in cadet table tennis

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal has entered the final of South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championship underway in the Maldives. Nepal’s cadet girls’ team defeated Sri Lanka 3-1 in the semifinal to reach the final, according to All Nepal Table Tennis Association’s Vice President Dharma Man Bajracharya. Nepal will next face India in the title clash. The Nepali players competing in the event include Sanyog Kapali, Rubina Maharjan, Sujan Gadal, Evana Thapa Magar, Bianca Rai, Subashree Shrestha, Prince Thapa and Ujjawal Manandhar. The Nepali team also includes match commissioner Tejendra Mahara and coach Mohan Das Basukala. The tournament that kicked off on May 9 will conclude this Wednesday.
Table Tennis team heading towards Maldives
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Table Tennis team heading towards Maldives

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal’s table tennis team will be heading to the Maldives on Sunday to participate in the South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championship to be held in Male from May 10 to 12. The team led by All Nepal Table Tennis Association’s Vice President Dharma Man Bajracharya has eight players. Those competing in the event include Sanyog Kapali, Rubin Maharjan, Sujan Gadal, Evana Thapa Magar, Bianca Rai, Subashree Shrestha, Prince Thapa and Ujjwal Manandhar. Match commissioner Tejendra Mahara and Coach Mohan Das Basukala will also be accompanying the players. All Nepal Table Tennis Association’s President Chaturananda Raj Baidhya will be attending the meeting of South Asian Table Tennis Association on the sidelines of the championship. Nepal...
Players selected for South Asian Junior Table Tennis C’ship
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Players selected for South Asian Junior Table Tennis C’ship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The All Nepal Table Tennis Association has selected players for the South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championship. The association’s first vice president Dharma Man Bajracharya informed that a total of 10 players have been selected for cadet and junior events. According to Bajracharya, Prince Thapa and Ujjwal Manandhar have been selected for the cadet boys event while Evana Thapa and Bianca Rai have been selected for cadet girls event. Similarly, players selected for the junior boys event include Sanyog Kapali, Rubin Maharjan and Sujan Gadal while Anju Suwal, Manju Suwal and Subhashree Shrestha were selected for the junior girls event. The championship will be held in the Maldives from May 8 to 12.
Alina Maharjan voted People’s Choice Award winner
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Alina Maharjan voted People’s Choice Award winner

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Table tennis player Alina Maharjan won the People’s Choice Award under the Pulsar Sports Award held on Tuesday. She finished ahead of cricketer Kushal Bhurtel, shuttler Prince Dahal and footballer Anjila Subba to win the award. Alina Maharjan received 47.833 percent of the total votes cast in the run-up to the awards ceremony. She has reached the second position in table tennis ranking in Nepal and has won bronze medals twice in the South Asian Games including the 12th and 13th editions in women’s team event. Besides being an active player, she is also a table tennis coach. Maharjan is also active in social works. She donated half of the prize money she received from SAG for the families affected by Covid-19.
Dikshya, Santu win table tennis gold
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Dikshya, Santu win table tennis gold

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Dikshya Tamang of Nepal APF Club and Santu Shrestha of Nepal Police have clinched the title of Khum Bahadur Khadka Cup National-level Table Tennis Championship in women’s and men’s categories respectively. Dikshya Tamang on Sunday defeated Rabina Maharjan of Tribhuvan Army Club 4-2 in the women’s singles final held in Tulsipur, Dang. Army’s Diya Deula and Manju Suwal of Police finished joint third. In the men’s singles category, Santu Shrestha saw off his club mate Binesh Khania 4-2 to win the title. Army’s Deep Saun and Sanyog Kapali of APF finished third in the event. The winners of men’s and women’s singles categories each bagged a purse of Rs 40,000 while the runners-up and third position holders walked home with Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 ...
Deep Saun, Swechha Nembang win mixed doubles title in table tennis
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Deep Saun, Swechha Nembang win mixed doubles title in table tennis

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Deep Saun and Swechha Nembang of Nepal Army have won the mixed doubles title of the First Nepal APM Open Table Tennis Championship. The army duo defeated Santu Shrestha and Manju Suwal of Nepal Police 7-11, 9-11, 11-3, 12-10 and 11-4 during the final held at Bhainsepati Hall in Lalitpur to clinch the mixed doubles title. Army’s Rabina Maharjan and Kushal Nyachho as well as APF’s Anita Maharjan and Rajiv Chikbanjara finished joint third in the event. Similarly, Prabesh Basnet of New Horizon win the U-16 boys singles title. He defeated Bishal Gole of Cage Academy in the final in 3-2 sets. Prince Thapa and Adrian Shahi finished joint third. In the U-16 girls singles event, Army’s Diya Deula clinched the title defeating her teammate Sushmita...
Loaned in Darkness : TT Players forced to take loan for Asian Championship
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Loaned in Darkness : TT Players forced to take loan for Asian Championship

Subas Humagain, Kathmandu Amid lack of proper facilities and economic hardship, the Nepali national table tennis team is busy preparing for the Asian Championship to be held in Qatar this month. With tournament just two weeks away, the qualified players are worried about raising financial resources to participate rather than preparing for the tournament. The team morale is similar to the hall that team is currently training in, dim and gloom. The lack of adequate lighting in the National Table Tennis Hall has had a direct impact on training. Due to a lack of funds, the association has not been able to arrange closed training. Despite repeated notifications to the National Sports Council (NSC) to repair the lights, no work has been done for months. Moreover, the players are be...
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