Athletes compete in 200 meters race during the Eighth National Games at the Beljhundi Stadium in Beljhundi, Dang on Saturday. Armed Police Force Club’s Aashish Chaudhary celebrates after winning the 100 meters race. Armed Police Force Club’s Dipesh Dhami celebrates with his trophy after winning the men’s singles in the 40th National Badminton Tournament in Dang on Saturday.
DANG, APRIL 21: Breaking the dominance of Tribhuvan Army Club’s Ratnajit Tamang, Armed Police Force (APF) Club’s Dipesh Dhami has won the men’s singles in the ongoing 40th National Badminton Tournament in Dang.
In men’s singles played at the Ghorahi Covered Hall, Dhami showed signs of breaking Tamang’s dominance and his rise in badminton as he defeated Tamang in straight sets.
Tamang was the defending champion of the last edition, and Dhami has been successful to take revenge for his final loss and has ended Tamang’s dominance.
Dhami easily won the final game 2-0 to end Tamang’s one-sided domination in badminton as he won 21-16, 21-14.
Tamang had dominated in badminton winning four straight national tournaments. Just like the way Tamang had ended then number one Bikash Shrestha’s dominance seven years ago in the 36th National Tournament, Dhami did the same with Tamang.
After that period, Tamang had been dominating badminton and claiming the first position winning several national tournaments. Dhami’s win also gave APF a gold medal in the tournament dominated by Army.
Dhami and Prince Dahal have been giving strong challenge to Tamang since the last tournament.
It was a good day for APF, as Dhami’s teammate Rasila Maharjan ended Army’s Nangsal Tamang to win the tournament.
She beat Tamang 19-21, 21-14, 24-22.
Maharjan, 14, had also won the Krishna Mohan Memorial National Badminton Tournament. Currently studying in grade nine, Maharjan, like Dhami, has set herself as one of the best of the national level badminton.
Army’s Saraswati Chaudhary and APF’s Aashish Chaudhary have won two gold medals in athletics in Dang on Saturday.
At the Beljhundi Stadium, Saraswati won the gold medal in women’s 200 meters race, while Aashish won the gold in track category. Earlier, both departmental players won the gold medals in 100 meters races.
In women’s 200 meters, Saraswati completed the distance in 26.26 seconds, while Province 5’s Jayarani Chaudhary, covered the distance in 26.36 seconds, and won the silver, while Army’s Krishna Chaudhary claimed the bronze covering the distance in 26.65 seconds.
In men’s 200 meters, Aashish covered the distance in 21.83 seconds to win the gold, while Army’s Abhishek Chaudhary and Gandaki Province’s Prakash Rana Magar stood second and third completing the distance in 22.46 and 22.51 seconds respectively.
In men’s high jump, Army’s Surya Bahadur Khatri and APF’s Sheela Chaudhary won the gold medals in men’s and women’s categories respectively.
In men’s category, Khatri won the gold jumping to a distance of 1.85 meters, while the other departmental team’s Gopal Chaudhary and Province 3’s Bikash Khad Thakuri jumped 1.75 meters and 1.70 meters respectively to get silver and bronze.
In women’s category, Sheela jumped 1.50 meters to win the gold, while Khagita Sinjali, jumping 1.48 meters, and Province 1’s Bindu Chaudhary and Province 5’s Anita Chudhary, won silver and bronze medals respectively.
Police’s Chandrakala Lamgade, who created national record in two field categories, failed to set the record in discus throw.
Lamgade had improved her own national record in javelin throw on Friday and shot put on Thursday, but only finished in the fourth position in discus.
In the category, Army’s Amrita Mahato won the gold medal throwing the discus as far as 36.03 meters, while Province 5’s Sangeeta Adhikari and APF’s Jit Kumari Mahato claimed silver and bronze respectively. Adhikari threw the discus to 32.80 meters, while Mahato to 31.85 meters.
In men’s category, Army’s Chitra Bahadur Oli won the gold, while Police’s Puskal Khadka and Province 1’s Ranjil Shrestha claimed silver and bronze. Oli threw the discus as far as 37.02 meters, while Khadka and Shrestha threw it 33.50 and 32.65 meters respectively.
Army has won two gold medals in the regu category of the fifth National Sepak Takrow Tournament.
In men’s final at Gulariya, Bardiya, Army defeated Gandaki Province 23-25, 21-4, 21-16 competed by Army’s Roshan Tamang, Surya Kumar Chaudhary, Anil Jarga Magar, Dipesh Jung Thapa and Umesh Mahato.
Also, Province 3 became third, defeating Sudur Paschim Province 2-0.
Likewise, in women’s final, Army saw off Province 3 21-15, 21-10 competed by Army’s Chandra Chaudhary, Som Maya Thapa Magar, Sumitra Dangol, Inu Chaudhary and Ruth Shrestha. Also, Gandaki overcame Sudur Paschim 2-0 to stand third.
Police’s Asmita Rai has topped the 10 meter Air Rifle shooting table with 533 points after the completion of first day of the 23rd Women’s National Shooting Championship held at Shooting Range Hall in Nepalgunj on Saturday.
Province 5’s Basanti KC is in second place with 501 points followed by Karnali Province’s Sita Singh in third place with 498 points.
Similarly, in men’s category, Tribhuvan Army Club’s Sushe Chaudhary tops the table in a tight contest with 565 points followed by Gandaki Province’s Dhan Bahadur BK and Nepal Police Club’s Hari Bahadur Thapa at second and third place with 557 and 555 points respectively.
In men’s category for 10 meter Pistol, the top three positions on the points table are occupied by Army’s Kuber KC, Police Club’s Sukh Dev Chaudhary and Province 2’s Jaggi Lal Mahato respectively.
Likewise, in women’s category for same range, Police Club’s Seema Tuladhar, Sudur Paschim’s Sabitri Bohora and Province 1’s Kamala Rai are on top three positions respectively.
In men’s category, Army registered a win of 18-16 against Province 5. Similarly, APF defeated Province 4 by 14-5.
In women’s category, Army defeated Province 1 in a one-sided match with a 29-0 scoreline. Likewise, in other matches of the day, Province 3 defeated Province 4 by 19-13, Province 5 defeated Karnali Province by 25-3 and Sudur Paschim defeated Province 2 by 12-4 scoreline.
Kaski Archery Club’s Ashim Sherchan and Mukesh Tamang have advanced into the final of men’s recurve 70 meters category in the ninth National Archery Tournament.
In the semifinals, Sherchan beat Army’s Roshan Nagarkoti 7-5, while Tamang saw off Police’s Tilak Pun 7-1.
In women’s recurve 70 meters semifinals, Army’s Gyanu Awale defeated Annapurna Archery Club’s Bishnu Maya Limbu 6-2, while Army’s Mittra Rai overcame Kaski’s Keshari Ale Magar 6-0 to reach the final. In men’s recurve team 70 meters, Kaski got past Annapurna 6-2, while Police registered a 5-1 win over Army to reach the final.
In recurve mixed event, Army’s Roshan and Gyanu along with Dumbar Thapa and Aisha Tamang entered into the final.
In men’s singles 70 meters compound, Kaski’s Jagri Gurung claimed a 143-126 win over Kanchanpur’s Hom Thapa Magar, while Kaski’s Rajesh Rana beat Thasang Sports Club’s Ramesh Bhattachan 141-124 to get into the final.
In men’s singles 30 meters standard, Army’s Tabin Gurung battered Best Archery’s Grishma Gurung 6-0, so did Best Group’s Pranjal Rai as he beat Army’s Kamal Dani with the same scoreline and reached the final.
In women’s singles 30 meters standard, Annapurna’s Archana Thapa Magar beat Annapurna’s Solina Gurung 7-1, while Annapurna’s Anusha Gurung defeated APF’s Sonu Jaya Gurung 6-2 to fix their final places.
In men’s 30 meters team event, Army saw off Thasang 5-3, while Best knocked out Kaski 5-3 and reached the final. Likewise, in the women’s category of the same distance, Annapurna thrashed Sunsari 6-0, while Kanchanpur overcame Army 5-1 to advance into the final.
In mixed 30 meters standard, Annapurna’s Raj Kumar Chhantyal and Archana Thapa along with Army’s Tabin and Manju Bajgain reached the final.