Tuesday, July 16

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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. ...
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...
Amrit clinches gold in 3 consecutive editions of the National Games
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Amrit clinches gold in 3 consecutive editions of the National Games

By a Staff Reporter Pokhara - Amrit Thapa Magar of Gandaki Province clinched gold in the men's singles squash competition at the 9th National Games. With the competitive victory over Arahant Keshar Singh of Bagmati Province in a set of 3-2 on the squash court at Pokhara Stadium, Amrit won gold in 3 consecutive editions of the National Games. Amrit defeated Arahant in the seventh national game and beat Prabin Kanskar in the eighth to win the gold. Amrit won the first set by 12-10 and lost the second by 8-11. While Amrit won the third set by 12-10, Arahant won the fourth by 9-11. Amrit sidelined Arahant in the decisive fifth set by 11-8 to bag the gold.
Arahant and Krishna Victorious
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Arahant and Krishna Victorious

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Arhant Keshar Singh and Krishna Thapa bagged the title of 4th Dhana Laxmi Memorial National Squash Tournament. Arahant was crowned champion of the men's open whereas Krishna won in the women's open. Both Arahant and Krishna were victorious in the Olympics Day National Squash tournament held last month. Arahant defeated Amrit Thapa Magar in the straight set of 11-4, 11-7, and 11-6 to bag the title. Amir Blon and Deepak Thapa came third jointly. Arahant has become the champion consecutively for the fourth time in the tournament. In the women's open, Krishna won the title defeating Bipana Blon in straight sets of 11-7, 11-7, and 11-7. This is Krishna's fourth title. Likewise, in Junior Open Boys Bikash Magar won the title defeating Gopal Tha...
Arahant and Amrit through the finals
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Arahant and Amrit through the finals

By a Staff Reporter Arahant Keshar Singh and Amrit Thapa Magar made it through the finals of the 4th Dhana Laxmi Memorial National Squash tournament under the men's open category. Arahant and Amrit defeated Amir Blon and Dipak Thapa respectively in straight sets in the semifinal on Friday at Squash Court in Satdobato. In a non-competitive match, Arahant won by 11-5, 11-2, and 11-6 whereas Amrit won by 11-2, 11-4, and 11-6. Arahant and Amrit faced each other in the finals of the Olympics Day National Squash tournament last month where Arahant bagged the title.     Similarly, in women's open, Krishna Thapa and Bipana Blon will vie for the title. These two also faced each other in the finals of the Olympics Day National Squash tournament. Bipana defeated Swasthani Shresth...
Arahant and Amrit through semis
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Arahant and Amrit through semis

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Amir Blon and Deepak Thapa along with Arahant Keshar Singh and Amrit Thapa Magar have entered the semi-finals of the 4th Dhanalaxmi Memorial National Squash Tournament under men's open. Arahant booked his spot in the last four by winning twice at the squash court in Satdobato on Wednesday. Arahant defeated Avan Shrestha in straight sets of 3-0 in the pre-quarterfinals and easily defeated Gopal Thapa in the quarterfinals by 11-7, 11-5, and 11-9. In the other match, Amrit defeated Divya Bajracharya in straight sets by 11-4, 11-5, and 11-9. Similarly, Amir Blon defeated Rajendra Shakya by 9-11, 11-9 11-5, and 11-5 to reach the semi-finals, while Deepak Thapa defeated Umit Shakya by 11-3, 11-9 5-11, and 12-10 to book the spot in the semis. Arahant ...
Arhanta and Bhawana win consecutive Squash titles
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Arhanta and Bhawana win consecutive Squash titles

 Kathmandu (Hamro Khelkud) - Former champions Arhanta Keshar Singh and Bhawana Sunuwar won the 2nd Dhan Laxmi Maharjan Memorial National Squash Tournament. Arhanta and Bhawana defended their titles winning their singles final on Saturday. Arhanta defended his title by defeating Amrit Thapa Magar in a straight set of 13-11, 12-10, 11-5 in the Men's Singles Final. Arhanta received a cash prize of 18 thousand Rupees while Amrit received 10 thousand Rupees. Likewise, Bhawana won Krishna Thapa 6-11, 11-7, 11-2, 11-7 to defend her title. Bhawana and Krishna received 11 thousand and 6 thousand Rupees respectively. Gopal Thapa defeated Salim Thapa Magar 11-2, 8-11, 11-3, 11-3 in the U-15 Boys Singles to win the gold medal. Earlier, Amir Blon had won the title in U-19 boys singles. In the above...
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