By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Chandrakala Thapa of Tribhuvan Army Club and Nangja Budha Magar of APF have advanced to the semifinals of the Ganeshman Singh Memorial Boxing Championship in women’s 57 kg category on Wednesday.
Thapa defeated Swastika Tiruwa while Budha Magar ousted Janaki Thapa of Lumbini Province in the quarterfinals held at Basantapur Durbar Square.
Sanju Maya Thing also reached the semifinal of the event organized by Bir Ganeshman Singh Sports Committee. She defeated Aarati BK of Karnali Province to secure a place in the semifinal of women’s 51 kg category. Dewana Sherma of Nepal Police Club also made it to the semifinal after beating Asmita Thapa of Gandaki Province.
In the women’s 60 kg category, Sashikala Rai of Bagmati Province defeated Jessica Shrestha of Gandaki Province to secure a place in the semifinal. Sangeeta Dongol of Army also secured a semifinal berth after defeating Manisha Magar of Karnali Province in the quarterfinal.
In the men’s 63 kg category, Bhupendra Thapa Magar of Nepal Police Club made it to the semifinals after defeating Ravan Ali of Madhes Province. APF’s Sonam Sarki also reached the semifinal in the same category after beating Nischal Gurung of Gandaki Province.
Sanil Shahi of Police defeated Bikram Chaudhary of APF to reach the semifinals of men’s 69 kg category. Bharat Chand of Sudur Paschim Province also made it to the semis with a win over Prashant Lama of Karnali Province.
Bhupendra Thapa Magar and Sanil Shahi are the gold medalists of the 13th South Asian Games.
Also securing their places in the semifinals were Prem Chaudhary of Army and Chandra Bahadur Thapa of Police in the men’s 52 kg section as well as Shambhu Rajbanshi of Police and Indra Sunar of Army in the men’s 57 kg section.
Army’s Dipesh Lama and Koshish Shrestha of Madhes made it to the semis in men’s 75 kg category. In the men’s 81 kg, Deepak Shrestha of Army reached the semifinal beating Sajan Tamang of APF. APF’s Rabin Nepal and Gandaki’s Kiran BK also reached the semifinals in men’s 91 kg after winning their respective matches.