Province 2 rule men’s wrestling

- Sports Bureau, KAPILVASTU

Apr 13, 2019-

Province 2 wrapped up the men’s wrestling events under the eighth National Games ending up with six out 10 available gold medals in Banganga Municipality in Kapilvastu on Friday.

Province 2 claimed 57kg, 61kg, 65kg, 79kg, 92kg and 125kg gold medals to get the better of second-placed Province 5, who took three gold. Naresh Yadav won the 57kg weight division gold defeating Tilak Deuja of Tribhuvan Army Club in the final. Jay Mangal Yadav took the 61kg gold beating Jadu Lal Yadav of Province 3.

Nepal Police Club (NPC) wrestler Ritesh Prasad Yadav lost to 12th South Asian Games bronze medallist Saroj Yadav in the 65kg gold medal fight. Punni Lal Raut won the 79kg gold overcoming Sunil Kumar Sah of Province 3. In the 92kg final, Sumir Sah defeated NPC wrestler Sagar Kumar Yadav and the sixth gold for Province 2 came for Raj Yadav who saw off Karan Bhatta of Province 7.

Province 5 won the 74kg final through Baijnath Yadav after he defeated Mukhtar Alam of Province 2. The other two gold for Province 5 came in the 86kg and 97kg with Bhuwaneshwor Yadav and Ramesh Gotame winning their respective final matches. Suresh Chunara won the only gold for TAC in men’s wrestling defeating Manoj Prasad Yadav in the 70kg final.

Province 7 added three more gold in their kitty to finish with six gold in the women’s wrestling. Neeraj Aaujji won the 65kg gold beating Sumitra Magar of TAC in the final. Bimala Sunar won the fifth gold for Province 5 with victory over Nirmala Jagari of NPC in the 68kg final. The other gold came for Laxmi Khatri in the 72kg final easing past Rekha Rawal of NPC.

Sushila Chand of TAC won the 62kg gold defeating Sapana Chand of Province 7. Province 1 won the 76kg gold with Srijashu Giri overwhelming Laxmi DC of Province 5. On Thursday, Province 7 had claimed gold medals in the women’s 50kg, 53kg and 55kg. Ramesh Gotame and Srejashu were adjudged the best players of the event.

Meanwhile, departmental teams dominated the table tennis on the third day of the Games at the Ghorahi covered ball on Friday. NPC clinched the mixed doubles and men’s doubles gold medals while Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club won the men’s team event title. Santu Shrestha and Nabita Shrestha combined to beat NPC teammates Binesh Khaniya and Alina Maharjan in the mixed doubles final while Santu and Binesh defeated Mani Kumar Lama and Bilash Shrestha of APF in the men’s doubles final. APF, meanwhile, saw off Tribhuvan Army Club to clinch the men’s team event gold.

(Manoj Paudel in Kapilvastu and Durgalal KC in Ghorahi contributed to this report)

Published: 13-04-2019 09:48

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