Wednesday, June 19

Lumbini Province triumphant in President Running Shield

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Defending champion Lumbini Province clinched the title of 12th President running shield in Kathmandu.

In a competition organized by National Sports Council (NSC), Lumbini kept the running shield home by bagging 16 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals. Bagmati province stood second by bagging 16 golds, 9 silvers and 20 bronze medals. Likewise, Far West secured third as they won 8 golds, 9 silvers and 8 bronze medals.

In a contest where five provinces vied for 50 gold medals Gandaki and Karnali wrapped up with 5 goal medals each. Furthermore Gandaki won 11 silver and bronze medals each whereas Karnali won 10 silver and 15 bronze medals.  

Four Lumbini players made four new national records in the competition. Nisha Chaudhary set two individual records and contributed in a team record. In the girls long jump, Chaudhary jumped 5.47 meters and surpassed the national record of 5.45 meters set by Shila Chaudhary on April 23, 2018.

Chaudhary set another new junior national record by accomplishing the 100-meter race in 12.53 seconds. Moreover, Nisha along with Reshu Tharu, Ram Kumari Tharu and Samjhana Tharu, set a junior national record of 54.20 seconds in the 4×100 meters relay. On the other hand, Sudip Tharu of Lumbini provience set a junior national record in long jump by jumping 6.65 meters.

500 athletes competed in athletics, volleyball, kabaddi, karate, taekwondo and usu in the three-day competition.

The total cash prize of Rs. 945,000 was were rewarded by NSC Member-Secretary Tankalal Ghising, Gandaki Province Sports Council Member-Secretary Tej Bahadur Gurung, Lumbini Province Sports Council Member-Secretary Jay Prakash Bhattarai, Administration Department Chief Madhusudan Basnet and others to all the winners.

Gandaki province clinched the title of boys volleyball whereas Bagmati won the title of girls volleyball. In the final match held at the National Sports Council’s cover hall in Tripureshwor, Gandaki defeated Lumbini 25-11, 25-10, 20-25, 20-25 and 15-12. Meanwhile, Karnali secured third.
On the other hand, Bagmati girls defeated Lumbini 21-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-19 and 15-7 in a five set match to bag the title. Gandaki secured the third.

Far West has been named the champions of Kabaddi. In a competition between five teams, Far West defeated all of them in a round robin league to clinch the title with 8 points in hand. Lumbini came second with 6 points.

Bagmati province dominated in the martial arts. In karate, taekwondo and usu, the Bagmati team became champions.

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