Sushmita Nepal of Province 3 poses with her gold medal after winning the 10-meter air rifle in shooting at the Eighth National Games in Nepalgunj on Tuesday. (Right) Members of Nepal Police Club taekwondo team pose with their gold medals in Bhairahawa. Photo Courtesy: NSC
NEPALGUNJ, April 24: Province 3’s Sushmita Nepal has set a new national record in women’s 10-meter air rifle in shooting to win the gold medal in the ongoing Eighth National Games on Tuesday.
At the Shooting Range of Nepalgunj Stadium, Nepal broke the previous national record set by Sneha Rajya Laxmi Rana during the National Sports Council (NSC) Championship. Nepal got 234 points out of the total 240, breaking Rana’s previous record of 233.
Also, in the category, departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club’s Kalpana Pariyar and Nepal Police Club’s Ashmita Rai got 227 and 203 points to stand second and third, respectively.
In men’s 10-meter air rifle, Province 5’s Arnab Ghimire won the gold collecting 216 points. Likewise, Police’s Hari Bahadur Thapa and Army’s Sushe Chaudhary finished second and third with 214 and 196 points, respectively.
Police has collected 11 gold medals in the Taekwondo National Tournament in Bhairahawa to become the champion.
Police managed to win 11 gold, three silver, and three bronze, collecting a total of 17 medals to win the taekwondo category.
With six golds, four silvers, and seven bronzes, Army got a total of 14 medals to finish second, while APF stood third with two golds, seven silvers, and five bronzes.
The departmental teams have been able to win 19 gold medals out of the total 21, while they also won 14 silvers out of the total 21.
The remaining two gold medals were won by Province 1 and Province 5. Province 1 got one gold, three silvers, and five bronzes to finish fourth; while Province 5 collected one gold, one silver, and three bronzes to stand fifth.
Army’s Sakshyam Karki and Police’s Rejina Karki were adjudged the best fighters in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively. Police’s Ranjan Shrestha was rewarded with the best coach award.
In Tuesday’s matches, Police’s Manoj Malla won the gold medal in men’s under 54 kg, while APF’s Ganesh Chaudhary bagged silver. In women’s under 46 kg, Police’s Karki claimed the gold, while Sudur Paschim Province’s Gita Kathayat won the silver.
In men’s under 58 kg, Province 5’s Gobinda Bahadur Ale clinched the gold with APF’s Chandra Rana Magar winning the silver, while Army’s Yunisha Rai won the gold, while APF’s Ashmita Khadka finished with silver in women’s under 49 kg.
In men’s over 87 kg, Police’s Anuj Pujari bagged the gold with Army’s Ramhari Mahat winning the silver, while Police’s Manita Shahi claimed the gold, while APF’s Sushma Gurung bagged the silver in women’s over 73 kg.
Army has recorded a staggering 14 gold medals in wushu, along with one silver and three bronzes to its medals tally.
In the second place, APF registered five golds, eight silvers and five bronzes, while Police finished third winning two golds, one silver, and five bronzes.
In the competition for a total of 22 golds, Karnali Province claimed one gold medal.
The players participated in a total of eight categories—two in thaulo and sansau.
In women’s thaulo, APF’s Kabita Thapa Magar won the gold with 18.05 points, while Sudur Paschim’s Alisha Khati and Army’s Mina Shirish Magar stood second and third respectively.
In men’s thaulo, Army’s Bishwa Budha Magar won the gold with 18.9 points, while APF’s Kumar Sinjali and Province 5’s Rajiv Tamang finished second and third respectively.
In women’s 52 kg sansau, Army’s Alina Chaudhary defeated Sudur Paschim’s Gauri Gharti Magar, while Police Juni Rai saw off APF’s Kamala Bohora in 56 kg. Likewise, Army’s Lumanti Shrestha beat APF”s Nisha BK in 60 kg. They all won the gold.
Also, in women’s 65 kg, APF’s Manisha Rawat overcame Police’s Puja Gupta, while Army’s Bindu Pun Magar got past Province 1’s Tanuja Sundas to win the gold in 70 kg. Also, Army’s Shilu Dangol saw off Gandaki’s Anisha Ale Magar in 75 kg.
Police has become the National Karate Tournament champion with nine golds and one silver.
In the tournament played at the Covered Hall in Tulsipur, Army collected three golds, three silvers and four bronzes to finish second, while Province 3 won two golds, one silver, and one bronze to become third.
In men’s kumite 60 kg, Police’s Rajiv Pudasaini won the gold, while Province 4’s Raj Kumar Rasaili got silver, while Sudur Paschim’s Jagat Singh Ghanik and APF’s Mohan Karki bagged silvers.
Army has become the champion in both men’s and women’s categories in National Kho Kho Tournament.
In the men’s final at Bhurigaun, Bardiya, Army beat Province 5 15-14 to win the gold, while Province 2 saw off Province Province 3 9-7 to finish third.
In women’s final, Army defeated Province 5 9-8 to win the gold, while Sudur Paschim overcame Province 3 12-9 to finish third.
Province 1’s Yukesh Yonjan has won the gold in men’s single final of the 11th National Soft Tennis Tournament, defeating Province 3’s Pradip Khatri 4-2. Also, Province 1’s Ranish Tamang and Province 5’s Suraj Chaudhary stood second and third, respectively. \ In women’s singles final, Province 3’s Chandra Maya Rai beat APF’s Bhagawati BK 4-2 to win the gold, while Province 1’s Shreya Yonjan and Gandaki’s Preeti Baral got bronzes.
In men’s team event, Province 1 won the gold medal defeating Police 3-2. Province 3 and Province 5 got bronzes. In women’s team event, Province 5 grabbed the gold medal beating Province 1 4-2. Gandaki and Province 3 got bronzes.