Wednesday, April 17

Athletics

Nepal Olympic Committee Bids Gopi Chandra Parki Farewell For London Marathon
Athletics

Nepal Olympic Committee Bids Gopi Chandra Parki Farewell For London Marathon

By a Staff Reporter - Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) has bid farewell to marathonist Gopi Chandra Parki as he prepares to fly to London for the prestigious London Marathon. NOC President Mr. Jeevan Ram Shrestha extended his wishes to Gopichandra Parki for the London Marathon. This opportunity was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Nepal Run UK and the organizers of the Dhara Nepalgunj Marathon. Further support came from the K.L Dugad group, contributing one lakh Nepali Rupees, and Li-Ning which has sponsored Parki's sports kit. President Shrestha also encouraged more corporate entities to participate in sports initiatives and emphasized their vital role in nurturing and promoting athletes in Nepal. Gopi's participation in the London Marathon was secured ...
Gopi Chandra Parki To Compete In This Year’s London Marathon
Athletics

Gopi Chandra Parki To Compete In This Year’s London Marathon

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) - Gopi Chandra Parki, the winner of the ninth Dhara Nepalgunj Marathon, is set to compete in the upcoming TCS London Marathon. The organizers of the Nepalgunj Marathon announced this development during a press conference held on Monday. Expressing his gratitude, Gopi mentioned that the Nepalgunj Marathon holds special significance for him, as it provided him with an opportunity to qualify for the Olympics for the first time. "When I won for the first time, the winner was supposed to qualify for the Olympics. This time, I got the chance to race in the London Marathon," he said. "The route of the Nepalgunj Marathon is one of the best in Nepal. I will go for a good result in the London Marathon. Scheduled for April 21st, the Lond...
NAA Confirms Athletes for Asian Championship and ASIAD
Athletics

NAA Confirms Athletes for Asian Championship and ASIAD

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The Nepal Athletics Association (NAA) has officially announced the athletes who will be representing Nepal in the upcoming 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) in Hangzhou, China, and the 24th Asian Athletics Championship to be held in Thailand. For the 19th ASIAD, scheduled to take place from September 23 to October 8, the NAA has selected a team of four male and three female athletes. Deepak Adhikari will be representing Nepal in the 10,000m race, while Rajan Rokaya will compete in the marathon event. Som Bahadur Kumal has been chosen for the 400m and 800m races, and Gopichandra Parki will run in the 5,000m race. On the women's side, Pushpa Bhandari will take on the challenge of the women's marathon, Rajpura Pachai will compete in the 5,000m race, and...
Deepak earns historic Gold for Nepal
Athletics

Deepak earns historic Gold for Nepal

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepali athlete Deepak Adhikari created a history by winning the gold medal in the Senior Men's 10KM event under the 16th Asian Cross Country Championship, held at Gokarna Forest Resort on Tuesday. This marks Nepal's first gold medal in the senior category of this Asian-level championship. The 13th South Asian Games bronze medalist and 9th National Games Gold Medalist Deepak, defeated Japan's Daichi Kamino by just 5 milliseconds to claim the victory. He clocked 33 minutes, 52 seconds, and 1 millisecond to complete the distance, while Daichi took 33 minutes, 52 seconds, and 6 milliseconds to cross the finish line. The winner was determined through a photo finish. A total of 26 runners participated in the event, with Nepal's Mukesh Pal finishing t...
Sports Tourism for Economic Growth in Nepal : A Neglected Gem with Potential to Thrive
Athletics, general, International

Sports Tourism for Economic Growth in Nepal : A Neglected Gem with Potential to Thrive

Subas Humagain, Kathmandu Despite the new government taking office in Nepal three weeks ago, the Ministry of Youth and Sports remains unfilled. This lack of appointment is a concerning sign that the political parties are disregarding this ministry, which is frequently utilized as a way to meet quota requirements for ministry allocation. There is no second thoughts that the sports industry is being neglected, as those who exploit sports for political purposes have ultimately decided to overtake other ministries. Despite a widespread passion for sports among the public, the government has failed to prioritize sports in its formation and planning. Sports possess vast economic, social, and cultural potential, but these opportunities remain unfulfilled due to a lack of serious consid...
Departmental sides dominate in relay race
Athletics, National Games

Departmental sides dominate in relay race

By a Staff Reporter Pokhara - Departmental sides Tribhuvan Army Club women's and Armed Police Force (APF) men's won the gold medals in the 100m relays of the 9th National Games. The Army team including Ramita Gurung, Saraswati Chaudhary, Jayrani Tharu, and Nirmala Thapa won the gold in the competition held on Wednesday on the Pokhara Stadium track by completing the relay in 49.60 seconds. Gandaki consisting of Masina Adhikari, Anisa Bhandari, Savina Khatun Mia, and Nisha Gharti clocked 52.75 seconds to secure silver. In contrast, Bagmati with a squad of Rajita Dulal, Swagata Khaiju, Prakriti Suwal, and Luzna Amatya took 52.76 seconds and bagged bronze. On the men's side, the APF side consisting of Nirpratap Mahato, Ashish Choudhary, Shivraj Parki, and Chandra Bahadur Pulam...
Chandrakala wins gold setting a new national record
Athletics, National Games

Chandrakala wins gold setting a new national record

By a Staff Reporter Pokhara - Nepal Police Club's Chandrakala Lamgade won gold and sets a new national record in the women's javelin throw under the athletics of the 9th National Games. Chandrakala won gold with a throw of 47.60 meters at the Pokhara Stadium on Wednesday. She broke the record set by Army's Laxmi Tharu three years ago. Laxmi set a record of 45.27 meters in the 13th South Asian Games (SAG). While Army's Laxmi Tharu settled for silver with a throw of 45.56 meters, APF's Sima Kumari Tharu threw 45.20 meters and secured the third position. On the men's side, Rohit Chaudhary of Tribhuvan Army Club clinched the gold medal with a throw of 64.25 meters. APF's Ramesh Pokharel secured the silver with 55.43 meters throw and Manoj Dagaura earned the bronze medal with 5...
Jayarani obtains the second gold
Athletics, National Games

Jayarani obtains the second gold

By a Staff Reporter Pokhara - Tribhuvan Army Club's (TAC) runner Jayarani Tharu obtained the second gold medal in an ongoing 9th National Games. Jayarani clinched gold in women's 100m hurdles at Pokhara Rangashala on Monday. Earlier, she won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles breaking her own record. She clocked 1 minute 4.13 seconds (hand timing). She kept a national record of 1 minute 07.2 seconds in Kathmandu in June. Likewise, Army's Jeevan Chaudhary won the gold in the men's 110m hurdles timing 15:03 seconds. Chandradev Joshi of Police won silver with a time of 15:81 seconds and Ram Prasad Tharu of Army won bronze with 19:00 seconds.
Army’s Khagita and Surya won gold in high jump
Athletics, National Games

Army’s Khagita and Surya won gold in high jump

By a Staff Reporter Pokhara - Khagita Sinjali Magar and Surya Bahadur Khatri of Tribhuvan Army Club have attained gold in the high jump in the 9th National Games at Pokhara Rangashala. Khagita won the gold in the women's high jump whereas Surya won the gold in the men's category. Surya jumped 1.90 meters to win the gold while Nikesh Mahato of Bagmati won the silver by jumping 1.75 meters. Police's Roshan Danuwar also managed to earn bronze by jumping 1.75 meters. On the women's side, Khagita Sinjali Magar brings off gold jumping 1.52 meters. Army's Bindu Thanet achieved silver by jumping 1.50 meters. Seema Shrestha of Gandaki won bronze jumping 1.42 meters.
Army’s Jayrani sets national record in 400m hurdles
Athletics, National Games

Army’s Jayrani sets national record in 400m hurdles

By a Staff Reporter Pokhara - Jayarani Tharu of Tribhuvan Army Club clinches gold medal in 400-meter hurdles setting a new national record at Pokhara Rangashala. Jayarani broke her own record to set a new national record by completing the distance in 1 minute 04:13 seconds (hand timing). She kept a national record of 1 minute 07.2 seconds in Kathmandu in June. Likewise, APF's Bhagarathi Kumari Tharu won the silver clocking 1 minute 06.06 seconds and APF's Kalpana Shrestha bagged the bronze with 1 minute 06.51 seconds.
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