KATHMANDU, June 22: Hard work, dedication and perseverance are the three fundamentals that define Gaurika Singh, at 13 years and 255 days at the time the youngest participant in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Success for Gaurika, who is London-based, did not come overnight. She started swimming at age six and enrolled for professional training at nine. Swimming was initially for her an important life skill and good exercise before she started to move up in the swimming groups and entered competitions. She has now ignited Nepal's medal hopes in the Asian Games and the Olympics .
POKHARA, Aug 31: It has transpired that the Nepali paragliding players, who won the silver medal at the Asian Games -- Nepal's first and only medal in the sports jamboree so far -- had to bear the financial burden of all the equipment by themselves. Equipment for the two events, cross country and accuracy, cost the players almost Rs 1.4 million, which they managed through personal loans.
JAKARTA, Aug 28: Nepal became medal-less in taekwondo, boxing and karate as well, like in all other events, at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. These are the three sports where the country has ever won medals at the Asian Games.
KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Nepal’s Tara Devi Pun set a new national record in the women’s weightlifting in 75-kg weight category at the ongoing 18th Asian Games held at JI Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Two Nepali athletics players reached Indonesia to participate in the ongoing 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games have been deprived of joining the competition due to delayed registrations. Nepali sports office bearers failed to notice that whether the registrations of names of those players selected for the regional competition were made on time.
KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Nepal’s hope of winning its first medal at the 18th Asian Games were dashed as Rita Karki suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Pakistan’s Nargis in the women's 68 kg weight category. Karki lost the fight for bronze medal in karate played at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia on Saturday.
JAKARTA, Aug 24: Nepal’s badminton team build on their success against Pakistan as they beat Mongolia in men’s doubles and Maldives in women’s singles to reach the Round of 16 in the 18th Asian Games on Thursday.
JAKARTA, Aug 20: Japan has sent home four players from their Asian Games basketball team for spending the night with women in a Jakarta hotel, the head of the delegation Yasuhiro Yamashita said on Monday.
JAKARTA, Aug 20: Nepal does not really hope to win a gold medal in the Asian Games. However, it has been participating in the Asian sports jamboree with a faint hope of getting a bronze medal or two in martial arts.