Friday, April 19

Karate

Arika Wins Gold & Silver In USA Open Karate
Karate, Martial Art

Arika Wins Gold & Silver In USA Open Karate

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) - Arika Gurung secured a silver medal in the women's 68 kg weight category at the USA Open International Karate event held in Texas. Arika narrowly lost 3-2 to an American opponent in the final on Monday. Prior to her silver medal achievement, Arika clinched the gold medal in the U-21 women's 68 kg weight division. Arika, who previously attained a silver medal at the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) held in China last October, advanced to the final in both the open and U-21 categories above 68 kg. Biplav Lal Shrestha's journey in the weight category below 84 kg concluded in the semi-finals. Alongside Arika and Biplav Lal, Deepak Shrestha and Kushal Shrestha are serving as coaches during their participation in the USA event.
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. ...
Lama elected as President of Nepal Karate Federation unopposed
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Lama elected as President of Nepal Karate Federation unopposed

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The former Member Secretary of the Nepal Sports Council (NSC) Yuvraj Lama, has been elected as the President of the Nepal Karate Federation unopposed. The election took place during the Federation's convention in Chitwan on Saturday, where a 20-member central working committee was also elected unopposed alongside Lama. Harisharan KC has been elected as the senior vice-president of the Federation, while Prakashmohan Dhaubhadel, Devkumar Lama, Mahendra Bahadur Singh, Omkrishna Prasain, Majindra Singh, and Shyam Sherpa are the six vice-presidents. Dawa Gurung, who was the then president of the federation, has been given the responsibility of the General Secretary. Dhwajaman Moktan and Balram Mitra have been elected as Secretaries and Kishore Pr...
NPC bags title claiming 15 medals
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NPC bags title claiming 15 medals

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal Police Club (NPC) bagged the title of second Krishna Bhattarai Memorial Karate Championship claiming 15 medals. NPC won 10 golds, 2 silvers, and 3 bronze medals. With 14 medals including 6 golds, 3 silvers and 5 bronze, Nepal APF Club came second while Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) finished third earning 13 medals that include 1 gold, 5 silvers, and 7 bronze medals. The final day of the championship had five events, with NPC winning 2 golds and APF earning 3 at Karate Academy Hall in Satdobato. The 13th South Asian Games (SAG) gold medalist Sunita Maharjan of NPC came first in Women's -65 KG Kumite thrashing Binita Shrestha of Bagmati Province 9-1 in the day's first final. Diana Ojha from APF and Madhesh's Monika Magar won third place in t...
Nepal Police Club adds 5 More Golds
Karate

Nepal Police Club adds 5 More Golds

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal Police Club (NPC) added five more gold medals to their tally on the second day of the Second Krishna Bhattarai Memorial Karate Championship at Karate Hall in Satdobato. Seven events were held on Friday, with NPC taking five golds, while the Nepal APF Club and Tribhuvan Army Club each won one gold. Sony Rai, Sonam Lama, Biplav Lal Shrestha, Arika Gurung, and Sajan Moktan contributed to NPC's gold medal haul winning apiece each in their respective weight categories. Man Bahadur Tamang of APF and Misli Shrestha of TAC were the other gold medalists of the day. The first gold of the day was won by Sajan Moktan, who secured a 6-4 victory in the Men's 50 KG Kumite. Simon Shrestha of Bagmati Province took second place, while Bishal Rai and Bij...
Nepal Police Club dominates on Opening Day
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Nepal Police Club dominates on Opening Day

By a Staff Reporter Lalitpur - On the opening day of the Second Krishna Bhattarai Memorial Karate Championship, Nepal Police Club (NPC) dominated by winning three gold medals. Five events took place during the opening day, with NPC and Armed Police Force (APF) Club claiming three and two gold medals respectively at the Karate Academy Hall in Satdobato. NPC won gold in the Women's Individual Kata, Women's Team Kata, and Women's Kumite 45-kg weight category. Chanchala Danuwar of the NPC claimed the gold in the Women's Individual Kata, and the NPC team, including Danuwar, won the gold in the Women's Team Kata. Furthermore, NPC's Pushpaka Lama emerged victorious by defeating Tribhuvan Army Club's Mamata Maharjan 4-1 in the Women's Kumite 45-kg weight category. In the Women's I...
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