Central Region retains President’s Running Shield and School Sports title

Published On: July 9, 2017 10:06 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, July 8: The Central Region became the champion of the 9th President’s Running Shield and School Sports on Saturday with total points of 293 from different categories. 

To become the champion of the biggest school level sports festival of the country that featured eight games, Central grabbed 167 points in athletics, 56 in kabaddi and 70 in volleyball. The running shield featured eight games in total. 

Karate, wushu, taekwondo, cricket and football were other events featured in the running shield. Points of these categories were not calculated. 

Western Region and Mid-western Region clinched the second and third positions respectively in the competition organized by National Sports Council (NSC).
West accumulated 138 points in athletics, 56 in kabaddi and 70 in volleyball while third placed Mid-west gathered 173 points in athletics, 14 in kabaddi and 28 in volleyball. 
The top three teams were rewarded with Rs 25,000, 20,000 and 15,000 respectively. 

Mid-western Region and Central Region became boy’s and girl’s football champion respectively of the running shield on Saturday. Mid-west registered 2-0 win over Central Region in the boy’s summit clash with Dipen Singh Thakuri and Hem Raj Raut scoring one goal each. 

Likewise, Rashmi Ghising netting twice and Sabita Rana and Rajani Thokar adding one goal each helped Central defeating Western Region by 4-1 in the girl’s final. Udayaa Thapa scored consolation goal for the West. 

Western Region and Central Region clinched gold medals in boy’s and girl’s volleyball events on Saturday. To become the champion in the boy’s section, unbeaten West accumulated 12 points in the completion held in round robin league format while the Central Region and Mid-western Region finished in second and third positions with eight and five points respectively. 

In the girl’s volleyball, unbeaten Central gathered 12 points while second and third positioned Eastern Region and Mid-western Region accumulated eight and five points respectively. 

In the last day matches played at Dasharath Stadium’s covered hall, champions West registered 25-21, 25-23 win over East in the boy’s section while in other matches of the same event Mid-west saw Far-west by 25-15, 21-25, 25-16. 

Similarly in the girl’s events, West beat East 25-10, 25-18 while in other match Mid-west registered win of 25-19, 25-16 over Far-west.  

Prakash Danuwar of Eastern Region set new national record at the school level in boy’s 400m sprint in the ninth President’s Running Shield and School Sports on Saturday. He completed the race in 50.20 seconds to surpass the record set by Krishna Mahato of 52.8 seconds in 2001. Similarly, Central Region’s Bhuwan Mahato and Western Region’s Sandip Chaudhary wrapped up the race in second and third positions respectively. 
In the girl’s 400m sprint, Anita Bhul of Far-western Region secured first position completing the race as she clocked one minute 07.25seconds while Kalpana Shrestha of Western Region and Kajol Bista of Central Region finished the race in second and third positions respectively. 

The boy’s triple jump event saw Bhuwan Mahato of Central Region claiming gold with a leap of 13.23 meters while Sushil KC of Mid-western Region and Nir Kumar Rana of Far-western Region claimed silver and bronze medals respectively in the same event. Likewise in the girl’s triple jump, West’s Bipana Pariyar claimed gold with a leap of 10.56 meters while Far-west’s Debika Pal and Mid-west’s Puja Chaudhary bagged silver and bronze medals respectively.   

Central Region’s Birendra Chaudhary bagged gold in the boy’s javelin throw with a throw of 45.65 meters. In the same event, Ramesh Pokharel of Far-west and Santa Ram Majhi of Central won silver and bronze respectively. 

Similarly in the girl’s javelin throw, Far-west’s Khageswari Thagunna clinched the gold with a throw of 25.19 meters while the silver and bronze medals went to West’s Sunita Thapa and Central’s Alina Khadka respectively.

In the girl’s 200m sprint Jaya Rani Tharu of Mid-west clinched the gold completing the race in 27.44 seconds while Central’s Lajula Amatya and East’s Neha Chaudhary bagged silver and bronze respectively. 

In 4 × 400m relay event, Mid-west, Central and Far-west remained in the top three places respectively.  

n the three-day long athletics, four players in boy’s section set the national record at school level with Ajit Kumar Yadav setting double record. He had set national record in sprint 1500m and 3000m respectively. Likewise, Nishan Gurung of West set national record in shot-put, Bhuwan Mahato of Central in long jump and Prakash Danuwar of East in sprint are other players to set national record.

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