Tribhuvan Army’s Judoka Phupu Lama Khatri (R) recieves award during the Seventh National Games in Jhapa on Monday. Photo: Republica
JHAPA, Dec 27: Tribhuvan Army Club secured top position in judo under the Seventh National Games winning eight gold, five silver and four bronze medals on Monday.
Nepal Police Club stood second with five gold, five silver and five bronze medals in the matches held at Dhulabari, Jhapa. Eastern Region earned one gold, two silver and six bronze medals while Mid Western Region secured one gold, two silver and four bronze medals. Far Western Region wrapped up the tournament with one gold and four bronzes while Western Region secured one silver and a bronze each. Similarly, Armed Police Force took home five bronze medals.
In the nageno kata, Mahendra Giri and Megh Bahadur Singh Thakuri of Police secured gold finishing ahead of Mohan Sunwar and Ramesh Magar’s pair of Central Region. Army finished third with bronze medal.
In the men’s team event, Central Region secured first place finishing ahead of Army. Eastern Region and Police satisfied with bronze medals. Women’s team event saw Army and Central Region earn gold and silver medals respectively. Far Western Region and Police won bronze medals.
DHARAN: Central Region won gold in women’s basketball defeating Tribhuvan Army Club 2-11, 7-6, 11-3, 20-7 in the final held in Dharan on Monday.
In the third place play-off of the same event, Mid-Western Region overcame home team Eastern Region 11-2, 10-2, 11-0, 2-3 and grabbed bronze.
National Sports Council (NSC)’s Member Secretary Keshav Kumar Bista, Nepal Basketball Association (NBA)’s President Tendi Sherpa among others distributed medals to the winning teams.
Meanwhile, the semifinal matches of the men’s basketball will be held on Tuesday where Central Region and Mid-Western Region will vie in the first semifinal. Likewise, Eastern Region will take on Tribhuvan Army Club in the second semifinal clash.
Tribhuvan Army Club grabbed three golds in wushu on Monday while Armed Police Force (APF) Club and Central Region won one gold each.
In the men’s chang quan event under taolu, Army’s Bijay Thapa won gold while Kumari Sinjali Magar of Central Region grabbed silver and bronze went to Krijo Ale Magar. Similarly in the women’s chang quan category, Susmita Tamang of APF bagged gold and Junu Syangbo won silver while bronze went to Far-Western Region’s Aalisha Khati.
Armyman Hari Prasad Gole snatched gold in men’s tai chi chuan all-round event while Pasang Sherpa of Eastern Region won silver and APF’s Bibek Shrestha grabbed bronze. Similarly in the women’s tai chi chuan all-round event, Sabita Rai and Karan Maharjan of Army bagged gold and silver respectively while Far-Western Region’s Samjhana Chaudhary won bronze.
Similarly in the men’s tatsu kunsu all-round category, Raju Lama of Central Region won gold while Police’s Rajiv Tamang snatched silver and bronze went to Armyman Bishwa Budha Magar.
full contact karate
Two departmental teams - Armed Police Force (APF) and Tribhuvan Army Club -- have bagged four golds each in full contact karate event on Monday.
In the match held in Dharan, Rupak Nepali of APF won gold in men’s open while Bikesh Maharjan and Sanjay Rai also bagged gold in men’s U-55 kg and U-50 kg events respectively. Likewise, Army’s Raj Kumar Yadav bagged gold in men’s U-40 kg event.
Similarly, Nepal Police Club’s Sujata Rai grabbed gold in women’s U-50 kg category. Prasansha Pun and Sunil Nagarkotee of Army grabbed gold in women’s and men’s kata respectively.