Ratnajit Tamang wins Pushpalal Badminton seventh straight time

Published On: November 18, 2018 10:38 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club’s Ratnajit Tamang has won the men’s singles of the Yonex Sunrise eighth Pushpalal Memorial Badminton Tournament for the seventh  time on Saturday. 

Tamang defeated the other departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club’s Deepesh Dhami 21-11, 21-16 in the final to win the title. 

Tamang has been dominating the event after Bikash Shrestha won the title in the first edition. 

With the title win, Tamang has been rewarded with Rs 50,000, while the runner-up Dhami bagged a prize of Rs 20,000. The third-placed Army’s Nabin Shrestha and Rukesh Maharjan got Rs 10,000. 

In the women’s singles final played at the National Sports Council (NSC)’s Covered Hall in Tripureshwar, Army’s Nangsal Devi Tamang defeated Army’s Rasila Maharjan to win the title. She won the set 22-20, 15-21, 21-18 in the final. 

With the title win, Tamang was rewarded with Rs 50,000, while the runner-up Maharjan received Rs 25,000. The third-placed APF’s Shobha Gauchan and Jessica Gurung got Rs 10,000 each. 

In the men’s doubles, Army pair Tamang and Nabin Shrestha won the title defeating APF’s Dhami and Bijit Thapa 22-20, 20-22, 21-11. The third-placed were Army’s Rukesh Maharjan and Praphul Maharjan, and APF’s Gautam Kathayat and Sunil Joshi. 

The pair who finished first, second and third got Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively. 

In the women’s doubles, APF’s Puja Shrestha and Jessica Gurung’s pair won the title defeating Army’s Tamang and Maharjan 21-13, 21-14.  

The winning pair was rewarded with Rs 20,000, while the runner-up got Rs 10,000. The third-placed JEST’s Sita Rai and Banke’s Samjhana Sharma, and Army’s Amita Giri and Anumaya Rai got Rs 5,000 each. 

Likewise, in the boys’ U-17, Silk Group’s Prince Dahal defeated Army’s Diwas Shankar 21-16, 21-5 to win the title. Winner Dahal won Rs 15,000 after the title win, while the runner-up Shankar got Rs 7,000. The third-placed JEST’s Priyanshu Singh Chhetri and Pemba Sherpa were rewarded with Rs 5,000 each. 

Similarly, in girls’ U-17, Army’s Rasila Maharjan defeated Army’s Ranjana Bhattarai 21-5, 21-5 to win the title. She was rewarded with Rs 15,000, while the runner-up Bhattarai bagged a cash prize of Rs 7,000. The third-placed Morang’s Rose Pandey and Sima Rajbanshi were given Rs 5,000 each.

Member Secretary of the NSC Keshav Kumar Bista handed over the prize to the winners after the match.


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