Devi sets national record in weightlifting

Published On: December 26, 2016 08:45 AM NPT By: Jitendra Kumar Jha

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 26: Devi Chaudhary of Nepal Police Club set national record in the opening day of weightlifting under Seventh National Games in Rajbiraj, Saptari.

Devi, who competed in women’s 53 kg category, lifted 60 kg in snatch and 78 kg in clean and jerk for total of 138 kg to better her own national record. Earlier she held record of 58 kg in snatch and 77 kg in clean and jerk. 

Her departmental colleague Sangita Rai and Tika Maya Gurung of Western Region settled for silver and bronze medals. 

Manisha Ranabhat of Army secured gold in women’s 48 kg lifting 50 kg in snatch and 55 kg in clean and jerk for total of 105 kg. Manisha Chaudhary of Eastern Region and Kanchan Chaudhary of Far-western Region earned second and third place finish in the same weight category.

Men’s 56 kg saw Manoj Yadav of Eastern Region lift 80 kg in snatch and 95 kg in clean and jerk. 

He lifted 175 kg in total to bag gold. Army weightlifter Tulanath Mahato and Rabi Lal Chaudhary of Far-western Region secured silver and bronze medals respectively. 

Bikash Thapa of Army secured top finish in 62 kg. He lifted 100 kg in snatch and 115 in jerk for total of 215 kg. Jeevan Tamang of the same departmental team and Dhan Bahadur Jhakri of Western Region stood second and third respectively.


JHAPA: Altogether nine players including four female players in the different age category have won gold in Judo event at the Seventh National Games held at Dhulabari, Jhapa, on Sunday. 

Tribhuvan Army’s Rita Chaudhary and Manita Shrestha Pradhan won gold in the women’s 48 kg and 57 kg categories respectively while Akriti Joshi of same team bagged gold in 78 kg category.

 Similarly, Sharada Khatri won gold in women’s 48 kg category for Mid-western Region. Central Region’s Sunita Magar and Samjhana Chaudhary won gold in women’s 70 kg event while Sharmila Tamang of the same team won gold in 57 kg category. Likewise, Sunita Bohara of Far-western Region clinched gold in women’s 78 kg weight category. 

Nepal Police Club’s Tika Ram Chaudhary and Santosh Sunar won silver in the men’s 66 kg and 51 kg events respectively. Similarly, Army’s Sabod Mandal and Karma Tamang clinched second positions in the men’s 45 kg and 55 kg events respectively while Central Region’s Indra Bahadur Shrestha, Mohan Sunuwar and Kiran Kandel snatched silver medals in men’s 66kg, 51 kg and 55kg events respectively.  

National Sports Council (NSC)’s Keshav Kumar Bista and former Youth and Sports Minister Purushottam Paudel distributed the medals for the winning players.

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