8th National Games

Police bags seven gold medals to top judo medal chart

Published On: April 17, 2019 11:07 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 17: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club won gold medal in mixed team events on the last day of the 16th National Judo Tournament on Tuesday, under the Eighth National Games. But Nepal Police Club dominated the medal tally with seven golds, one ahead of Army. 

Six players featured from each team and the game finished 3-3. Army was ahead on the basis of score. 

Jung Bahadur Saru, Pawan Shrestha, Sumitra Rai, Nirmala Gharti Magar and Punam Shrestha featured from Army, while Sanjit Dangol, Shreeram Makaju, Rabin Shrestha, Manita Shrestha Pradhan, Bhawana Gharti Magar and Nisha Chaudhary were in the Police team. 

Police stood first in the medal tally of judo, with seven gold medals, five silvers, and three bronzes, while second-placed Army won six golds, four silvers and four bronzes. With one gold, three silvers and four bronzes, Province 5 finished third. Armed Police Force (APF) Club won one gold. 

Army and Province 5 will battle for gold in National Kabbadi Championship. At Bansgadhi Kabbadi Academy in Bardiya, Army defeated Gandaki 38-21 in the semifinal to book the final clash with Province 5 who defeated APF 35-28.

In women’s kabbadi, Army defeated Sudurpaschim 49-17 to reach the final. Army will face Police for gold medal who overcame Province 5 34-24. 

The finals will be played on Wednesday. 

Army and Province 3 have reached the final of men’s basketball event. Army defeated Police 85-71 while Province 3 defeated Gandaki 93-63. 

In women’s basketball, Police beat Sudurpaschim 55-44 to set up summit clash with Province 3 who stunned Army 39-23. 

Army’s Nangsal Devi Tamang and Ratnajit Tamang have advanced into the quarterfinals of women’s and men’s singles respectively in the ongoing 40th Badminton National Tournament. 

In women’s singles, Army’s Nangsal beat her teammate Geeta Rai 21-11, 21-11. Likewise, in men’s singles, Nangsal’s younger brother Ratnajit saw off Nepal Police Club’s Purna Bahadur Thapa 21-11, 21-7 to enter the second round. 

In the other women’s singles matches, Army players dominated the category as Rasila Maharjan beat APF’s Anjana Rai 21-12, 21-7, Anu Maya Rai defeated Province 1’s Aruna Tamang 21-11, 21-5, Ranjana Bhatta got past Sudurpaschim’s Nilima Mahara 21-6, 21-8, Loktama Rai overcame Province 3’s Manin Khadka 21-14, 21-10. 

Likewise, three APF players went through as well. Jessica Gurung beat Province 5’s Sushma Shrestha 21-10, 21-9, Shobha Gauchan saw off Sudurpaschim’s Bishna Bista 21-14, 21-10 and Sunaina Mukhiya defeated Province 1’s Rose Pandey 21-10, 19-21, 21-16. 

The other women players to advance into the next round are Province 5’s Samjhana Sharma, Province 1’s Nita Lamsal, Sita Rai, Sima Rajbanshi, Province 3’s Safi Khatri, Gandaki Province’s Punam Gurung, Karnali Province’s Agrima Khadka and Sudurpaschim’s Prasunna Khatri. 

In men’s singles, APF’s Dipesh Dhami reached the next round beating Province 3’s Ramesh Shrestha. The other APF players to go through were Gautam Kathayat and Bijit Thapa Magar who defeated Province 5’s Bishwas Nepali and Niranjan Devkota of APF respectively. 

Sudurpaschim’s Prince Dahal also got to the next round beating APF’s Suman Limbu, while Army’s Bishal Khadka, Praphul Maharjan, Nabin Shrestha, Rukesh Maharjan, Police’s Bishnu Katuwal, Sunil Joshi, Deepak Bohora, Province 1’s Bikash Shrestha and Sudurpaschim’s Devraj Sharma also reached the next round. 

Province 3’s Sushma Tamang and Army’s Minu Gurung have won gold medals on the fifth day of the ongoing 28th Men’s and ninth Women’s Boxing Tournament.

In the women’s 48 kg final, Tamang bagged the gold defeating Army’s Lalita Maharjan by split rule.  

Likewise, in women’s 54 kg final, Gurung beat Police’s Nisha Tamang by unanimous rule to win the gold. 

In men’s 56 kg final, APF’s Puran Rai won the gold medal after getting a walkover from Province 1’s Surendra Rai. 

In the men’s 54 kg final, Army’s Tej Bahadur Deuba won the gold on the basis of points against APF’s Bikram Pariyar. 

Army’s Dan Bahadur Darlami and Police’s Bhupendra Thapa Magar entered into the final of the men’s 54 kg category. APF’s Bikash Lama and Province 3’s Manish Dangol reached the final of men’s 69 kg, while Army’s Dipak Shrestha and Province 3’s Diwas Lal Bhumi will play for the men’s 75 kg title.

Also, Army’s Ganesh Pradhan and Province 6’s Manohar Basnet will take on each other for the men’s 81 kg title, while APF’s Gokul Gurung and Army’s Arjun Sigu will vie for the men’s 91 kg title.  

In the women’s 57 kg final, Army’s Chandrakala Thapa and Province 1’s Diya Limbu will compete, while Sangeeta Sunuwar of APF and Sabina Shrestha of Army will vie for the women’s 60 kg title. 

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