Wednesday, February 28

19th Asian Games

Nepal’s ASIAD Medalists Return Home
19th Asian Games

Nepal’s ASIAD Medalists Return Home

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) - The Nepali athletes, coaches, and officials who took home medals at the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) in China have returned home. At the ASIAD that concluded on Sunday in Hangzhou, Nepal took home one silver and one bronze medal. The rally that was scheduled to start at Tribhuvan International Airport has been postponed. Due to the government's decision to mark a day of national mourning today in honor of the 10 Nepali students who died in the attack by Hamas in Israel, the rally has been postponed. The National Sports Council has announced that the medal winners would be honored at the National Sports Council's premises in Tripureshwor. Arika Gurung of Karate earned the silver medal this time, and the women's kabaddi team, which ...
Arika Gurung Bags Silver Medal At The 19th ASIAD
19th Asian Games, Karate, Martial Art

Arika Gurung Bags Silver Medal At The 19th ASIAD

Hangzhou (HamroKhelkud) - Karate athlete Arika Gurung has bagged a silver medal in the 68 KG weight category in the ongoing 19th Asian Games (ASIAD). Arika fell short against Sofia Berultseva of Kazakhstan, limiting her to a silver medal. This is the third silver medal for Nepal at the Asian Games. Earlier, Sabita Raj Bhandari won silver in 1998, followed by Nepal's paragliding team in 2018. Arika, with a loss in the final, failed to capture Nepal's first goal in ASIAD. Arika previously defeated Hong Kong's Yan Kai Ho in the semi-finals and entered the final. She secured her place in the gold medal match by registering an 8-4 victory. Earlier, Arika defeated Japan's Yuzuki Sawae in the quarterfinals. She won on the basis of senshu (first point scored) when the tie was 1-1. ...
Nepal’s First Medal At 19th ASIAD Comes In Women’s Kabaddi
19th Asian Games

Nepal’s First Medal At 19th ASIAD Comes In Women’s Kabaddi

By a Staff Reporter Hangzhou (HamroKhelkud) - Nepal have been limited to a bronze medal in Women's Kabaddi in the ongoing 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) in China. After losing to India 61-17 in the semi-final at the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Centre in Hangzhou, the failure to qualify for the final made sure Nepal had to accept a bronze medal. Nepal were trailing 29-10 at the break. India inflicted a total of five all-outs in the match en route to making four out of four finals in women's kabaddi at the continental showpiece. In the other semifinal, Chinese Taipei inflicted a shock defeat to defending champions Iran, confirming their fight for the gold medal against India. India are the silver medalists of the previous edition and are two-time champions. Nepal, in group B, lost to ...
Nepal Fall Short Against India To Bow Out Of ASIAD Men’s Cricket
19th Asian Games, cricket, International

Nepal Fall Short Against India To Bow Out Of ASIAD Men’s Cricket

By a Staff Reporter Nepal Cricket Team have been eliminated from the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) men's cricket. Nepal, chasing a target of 203 runs could only manage to score 179 runs at the expense of nine wickets in 20 overs, losing by 23 runs. Dipendra Singh Airee scored the highest for Nepal with 32 runs in 15 runs with four sixes. Sandeep Jora scored 29 runs in 12 balls in an innings comprising of one four and three sixes. Dipendra and Sandeep Jora had a 48-run stand for fifth wicket in 20 deliveries. Nepal had put pressure on an IPL-proven Indian side but couldn't put them away. Nepal lost Sompal Kami in the final ball of the 17th over. He scored seven runs off five deliveries with one six in an innings. In the very next delivery, Gulshan Jha was dismissed by Arshdeep Sin...
Seven World Records Nepal Made In Mongolia Win
19th Asian Games, cricket, International

Seven World Records Nepal Made In Mongolia Win

Hangzhou (HamroKhelkud) - Nepal achieved a resounding victory over Mongolia by a huge margin of 273 runs during the 19th Asian Games. Nepal, after losing the toss and being asked to bat first, unleashed an offensive onslaught, scoring a total of 314 runs while losing only three wickets in the process. Kushal Malla, the star of the day for Nepal, remained unbeaten at a remarkable 137 runs off just 50 balls- his innings had eight fours and an astounding 12 sixes. Rohit Paudel scored 61 runs from 27 balls in an innings that featured two fours and six sixes. Dipendra, displaying incredible power-hitting, remained unbeaten at 52 runs, smashing eight sixes in just ten deliveries. Facing a colossal target of 315 runs, Mongolia's maiden international appearance in cricket was met with ...
Nepal Shatter Records To Defeat Mongolia In ASIAD Cricket Opener
19th Asian Games, cricket, International

Nepal Shatter Records To Defeat Mongolia In ASIAD Cricket Opener

By a Staff Reporter Hangzhou - Nepal achieved a remarkable world-record victory over Mongolia with a staggering 273-run win in the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD). Chasing a massive target of 315 runs, Mongolia faltered and were dismissed for a mere 41 runs in 13.1 overs. This historic win now stands as the largest margin of victory in T20I history, eclipsing the previous record set in 2019 when the Czech Republic defeated Turkey by 257 runs. Dawasuren of Mongolia managed to score 10 runs from 23 balls with two fours, while the rest of the Mongolian batting lineup struggled to reach double figures. Nepal's Karan KC, Abhinash Bohra, and Sandeep Lamichhane took two wickets each, while Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airee and Kushal Bhurtel took one wicket apiece. Earlier, Nepal, havin...
Nepal’s Big Loss Against Japan Confirms ASIAD Exit
19th Asian Games

Nepal’s Big Loss Against Japan Confirms ASIAD Exit

By a Staff Reporter Wenzhou - Nepal Women's National Football Team faced a big setback in their second group stage match of the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) against Japan. The match, held at the Wenzhou Olympic Stadium, saw Nepal conceding an early goal and ultimately suffering an 8-0 defeat. Japan established a commanding 5-0 lead in the first half and added three more goals in the second. Japan's youthful squad consistently pressured Nepal throughout the game, forcing them to adopt a defensive strategy. However, Sabitra Bhandari's efforts prevented the Japanese defense from gaining confidence with counter-attacks. Nepal had previously lost 2-0 to Vietnam in their opening match of the tournament. In another group stage fixture played today, Vietnam secured a 6-1 victory ...
SAG Gold Medalist Duo Bir & Nima To Carry Nepali Flag In ASIAD Opening
19th Asian Games

SAG Gold Medalist Duo Bir & Nima To Carry Nepali Flag In ASIAD Opening

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - South Asian Games (SAG) gold medalists Bir Bahadur Mahara and Nima Gharti Magar are set to carry the flag of Nepal at the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) in Huanzhou, China. Nima, who won a gold medal in Wushu in the 12th and 13th SAGs, and Bir, who won a gold medal in Taekwondo in the 13th SAG, will carry the flag of Nepal in the march pass of the opening ceremony. Since the Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has enforced a rule mandating equal representation of both men and women in the march during the opening ceremony. The Olympic Council of Asia has also upheld this directive. In this edition of the Asian Games, Nepal is making a significant presence with a record-breaking contingent of 253 athlete...
Nepal Defeated In ASIAD Women’s Football Opener
19th Asian Games, Football, International

Nepal Defeated In ASIAD Women’s Football Opener

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal National Women's Football Team have suffered a 2-0 loss against Vietnam in their first group stage match of 19th ASIAD Women's Football. Nepal, in Group D, conceded two goals in the second half and suffered defeat in Hangzhou. Two goals for Vietnam were scored by Pham Hai Yen in the 53rd minute and Bich Thuy in the 64th minute. Nepal put in a great shift in the first half to hold the Vietnamese attack up but conceded two goals in the second half. Nepal goalkeeper Anjila Tumbapo Subba was beat in a rebound after she saved a shot from outside the box in the first goal. In the second, Bich Thuy scored a header from the six-yard line to seal the victory for Vietnam. Nepal, who fielded five defenders in the match, suffered an early blow in...
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