Friday, December 9

Table Tennis

Nabita along with 3 others to play Asian Championship Qualification
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Nabita along with 3 others to play Asian Championship Qualification

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nabita Shrestha along with Sanyog Kapali, Rubin Maharjan, and Binesh Khaniya topped their respective group of the ongoing South Asian Regional Championship 2022 to find their way toward the Asian Championship Qualification. Sanyog defeated Bangladesh's Mohammad Nafiz in a straight set in an opening match and Maldives's Musa Munsif Ahamed by 3-1 in the second to top Group D with 4 points. Similarly, in the first match, Rubin outplayed Sri Lanka's Bhuwenka Nirmal Bandera Jayasinghe in a straight set and Pakistan's Muhammad Shah Khan by 3-1 in a second match to lead Group 'C'. Winning both matches, Binesh Khaniya qualified for Asian Championship Qualification leading Group F. Moreover, Nabita became the lone player to qualify from the women'...
South Asian Regional Table Tennis Qualification to be held in Kathmandu
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South Asian Regional Table Tennis Qualification to be held in Kathmandu

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The All Nepal Table Tennis Association has received the opportunity to host the South Asian Regional Table Tennis Qualification for the first time. The competition belonging to the Asian Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) will take place from December 8 to 11 at National Table Tennis Training Center in Lainchour. The President of the Association, Chaturanad Rajbaidya confirmed that the necessary preparations have been completed and various committees have been formed to conduct the competition, during a press conference on Tuesday. 60 players from 6 South Asian Nations - Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Maldives are set to compete in the qualification. 5 Male and 5 Players will show their participation from each nation. 16 p...
Second International Veterans Tournament on November
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Second International Veterans Tournament on November

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal APM Pvt Ltd is all set to organize the second Nepal APM International Veteran Table Tennis Championships from 17th to 19th of November in coordination with the All Nepal Table Tennis Association and Nepal Olympic Committee. The organizers during a press conference in the capital on Wednesday confirmed that the three-day tournament will be held at the Nepal APM Club in Bhaisepati Lalitpur. The total budget allocated for this tournament is Nrs. 12,50,000. XIOM Nepal is the title sponsor of the tournament whereas Samsung is the co-sponsor. The tournament will feature more than 150 national and international veteran table tennis players. The categories included in this tournament are Men's Veterans Single 40+, Men's Veterans Single 50+, Me...
National Champion Santoo heading toward Australia to pursue his future
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National Champion Santoo heading toward Australia to pursue his future

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Table Tennis National Champion Santoo Shrestha is set to fly towards Australia to pursue his future. All Nepal Table Tennis Association bade farewell to Shrestha during a program on Tuesday. President of the association Chaturananda Raj Baidya bade farewell to Santoo handing over a National flag at the table tennis-covered hall in Lainchour. Similarly, Senior Vice President of the Association and President of Kathmandu District Table Tennis Association Dharmaman Bajracharya, Chief Coach Sanjiv Kumar Dhungel, coaches, players, and others extended their best wishes during the farewell program. Santoo, a three-time national champion, has won 1 silver and 3 bronze medals in the South Asian Games. 
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...
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