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Nepal Stand Tall In Nepal International Pickleball Championship 2024
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Nepal Stand Tall In Nepal International Pickleball Championship 2024

Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Nepal have won the highest number of medals at the Nepal International Pickleball Championship 2024. Nepal finished the tournament with 53 medals in total, in a tournament jointly organized by the Nepal Super League (NSL) and Pickleball Association Nepal (PAN) at the National Tennis Court in Lalitpur. Nepal's medal tally included 20 gold medals, 13 silver and 20 bronzes. India finished second overall with 36 medals that comprised of nine gold, 16 silver and 11 bronze medals. Singapore rounded off the top three with seven gold, one silver and four bronze medals. The United Kingdom stood fourth while Thailand finished fifth in the overall rankings. Players from Britain, Singapore, Thailand, India, and Nepal competed in the first ever International P...
3rd Nepal APM TT Championship begins
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3rd Nepal APM TT Championship begins

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The third edition of the Nepal APM TT Championship began on Wednesday, featuring three events on the inaugural day. The opening day saw competitions in the Women's Veteran 40+, Men's Veteran 50+, and Men's Veteran 60+ categories. Indira Parajuli from Gyan Bhairab TT Club clinched the top spot in the Women's Veteran 40+, with Samjhana Pokhrel, also from the same club, securing the second position. Hira Nakarmi from Bhedasingh TT Club and Japan's Emi Yoshi shared the third position in the same category. In the Men's Veteran 50+ category, Rajendra Kapali of God Spin Academy emerged victorious. Nadim Ratna Shakya from Kholcha Pukhu Club claimed the second position, while Prakash Dhakhwa of Kholcha Pukhu and Nishan Pradhan of Kantipur Valley Pingpon...
Nepal APM TT Championship’s 3rd Edition Set for October
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Nepal APM TT Championship’s 3rd Edition Set for October

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The third edition of the Nepal APM TT Championship is scheduled to take place from October 4 to 7. The championship will be held at the Nepal APM Club premises in Bhaisipati, Lalitpur. The tournament receives a sponsorship from Xiom Nepal. An agreement between Nepal APM and Xiom Nepal was officially sealed on Tuesday, where Xiom will provide table tennis equipment worth NRs. 6,00,000/- for all the victorious players. APM Director Dan Bahadur Mahata and Xiom Nepal Director Jackie Maharjan inked the sponsorship deal during the ceremony on Tuesday. The championship is set to host nine events, with an estimated 300 participants hailing from Nepal, China, South Korea, Japan, and India. Tagro has been named the official Ball Partner for the tournamen...
Arhant and Krishna Defend Dhana Laxmi Memorial National Squash Tournament Title
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Arhant and Krishna Defend Dhana Laxmi Memorial National Squash Tournament Title

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Arhant Keshar Simha and Krishna Thapa defended their titles at the 5th Dhana Laxmi Memorial National Squash Tournament on Saturday. In a final showdown that lacked the presence of his long-standing rival Amrit Thapa Magar, Arhant Keshar Simha secured a convincing victory over Dipak Thapa in the Men's Final at the Nepal Squash Racquets Association (NSRA) Premises. Demonstrating his dominance on the court, Arhant clinched the match in straight sets with scores of 11-6, 11-4, and 11-8, claiming his remarkable fifth consecutive championship title. On the women's side, Krishna Thapa overcame her arch-rival Bipana Blon in a closely contested match. Krishna's finesse was evident as she secured the first set with a score of 11-6. While Bipana Blon, a f...
Rajendra Secures Quarterfinal Berth in the 5th Dhana Laxmi Memorial Squash Tournament
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Rajendra Secures Quarterfinal Berth in the 5th Dhana Laxmi Memorial Squash Tournament

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Rajendra Shakya has earned a berth in the quarterfinals of the 5th Dhana Laxmi Memorial National Squash Tournament. Joining Rajendra in the quarterfinals are title contender Arhant Keshar Simha, Amir Blon, Umit Shakya, Nishant Agrawal, and Rashub Churwal, who all displayed their prowess on the court to secure their places in the final eight. Rajendra Shakya's path to the quarterfinal was sealed with an impressive victory over Dhir Pun, defeating him in a straight-set match with scores of 11-4, 11-5, and 11-6. Meanwhile, defending champion Arhant Keshar Simha dominated the match against Raj Kumar Shrestha, claiming a comfortable victory with scores of 11-1, 11-3, and 11-2, solidifying his spot in the quarterfinals. In other pre-quarterfinal m...
5th Dhana Laxmi Memorial National Squash Tournament to Begin Next Week
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5th Dhana Laxmi Memorial National Squash Tournament to Begin Next Week

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The fifth edition of the Dhana Laxmi Memorial National Squash Tournament, organized by the Nepal Squash Rackets Association (NSRA), is set to commence next week. The week-long tournament will begin on 6th August and run until 12th August, at the NSRA premises, as announced during a press conference in the capital on Thursday. Continuing its valuable support, the Dhana Laxmi Foundation will once again act as the title sponsor for this edition, as it has been doing since the inception of the tournament. The event is organized in loving memory of NSRA's Immediate Past President (IPP), Kishore Maharjan's late mother, Dhana Laxmi Maharjan. Over 100 players are expected to participate in the tournament, with 15 officials officiating the matches. ...
Sanyog Set to Train in India for 19th ASIAD
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Sanyog Set to Train in India for 19th ASIAD

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Paddler Sanyog Kapali is set to train in India, aimed at preparing for the upcoming 19th Asian Games scheduled later this year. Sanyog, a recipient of the NOC Olympic Scholarship, will undergo intensive training at the Anshul Garg Academy Foundation in Noida, India. The President of the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC), Jeevan Ram Shrestha, bid farewell to Sanyog presenting him with a training kit to aid his journey. The program was attended by Chaturananda Raj Vaidya, the Vice President and Executive Director of the NOC, as well as Dr. Saroj Krishna Shrestha, the Chairman of the NOC Medical Commission. The 19th Asian Games, one of the most prestigious multi-sport events in Asia, is scheduled to be held from September 23 to October 8, 2023, ...
Gurung Elected as Squash Rackets Association President
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Gurung Elected as Squash Rackets Association President

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Dhurba Bahadur Gurung has been elected as the president of the Nepal Squash Rackets Association (NSRA), defeating his competitor Manoj Bahadur Shrestha. During the Association's 14th Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, Gurung was elected as the president for the next four years. While the position of president was contested, candidates for other positions were elected unopposed. Prem Singh, Sudip Bahadur Singh, Dilip Narsingh Adhikari, Jagat Sundar Sainju, and Rupak Das Tamrakar have been selected as the Vice-Presidents. Similarly, Lokendra Man Singh Bhandari has been entrusted with the role of General Secretary. Sailesh Amatya has been appointed as the Association's new treasurer, and Mahendra Maharjan has been given the responsibility of...
Six Squash Players Chosen to Represent Nepal in the 19th Asian Games
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Six Squash Players Chosen to Represent Nepal in the 19th Asian Games

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The Nepal Squash Racquets Association has made its final selection of six players who will represent Nepal in the upcoming Squash Competition under the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The Association has carefully chosen a diverse team consisting of three male and three female players. Among the female athletes, the National Champion Bipana Blon, along with Krishna Thapa, and Swasthani Shrestha have been selected to compete in the women's division. Likewise, the National Champion Amrit Thapa Magar, alongside Aarhant Keshar Singh, and Amir Blon have been picked to vie in the men's division. Notably, an interesting aspect of the team composition is that both Bipana and Amir, as well as Krishna and Amrit, are siblings. Bipana and Amrit recent...
Abhishek and Abhilasha clinch Citizens Bank Tennis title
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Abhishek and Abhilasha clinch Citizens Bank Tennis title

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Abhishek Bastola and Abhilasha Bista have emerged as the champions of the 9th Citizens Bank Open Tennis Tournament in Kathmandu. The tournament's main category had separate events for men and women, where Abhishek and Abhilasha won their respective titles. Abhishek defeated Hrithik Rana in straight sets of 6-0 and 6-1 in the men's final held at the National Sports Council (NSC) tennis court in Tripureshwar on Monday. Similarly, In the women's final, Abhilasha defeated Mahika Rana in straight sets of 6-4 and 6-4. Both champions pursed NRs. 50,000 while the runners-up were rewarded with NRs. 25,000. In the veteran over 45 men's doubles, Chandra Shahi and Devendra Shrestha clinched the title by defeating Sudarshan Bista and Raju Chhetri 5-7, 6-...
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