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- Post Report, Ilam

May 25, 2016-

Niraula, Joshi crowned champs

ILAM: Candidate Master (CM) Bhupendra Niraula and Sindira Joshi claimed their maiden National Chess Championship titles on Tuesday. Niraula, who was already assured of the title on Monday, finished top with seven points despite losing his last match against Bilam Lal Shrestha. Joshi defeated Shanta Thapa and former national champion Monalisha Khamboo in tiebreaker after all three were tied on seven points each in the women’s section. The top five men qualified for the 42nd Chess Olympiad to be held in Ajerbaijan this year. (PR)

Rawal gets Rio wild card entry

KATHMANDU: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved a wild card entry to Nepal’s taekwondo player Nisha Rawal for the upcoming summer Olympics to be held in Rio, Brazil on August 5-21. Nepal Olympic Committee had asked for a wild card for Rawal, who is currently in the Olympic scholarship. NOC has also applied for wild card entries in judo, archery, boxing, badminton and shooting. Sangina Vaidya (2004) and Deepak Bista (2008) are the only two Nepali athletes to have earned Olympics qualification on their own. (PR)

Oasis edge Bouddha 

LALITPUR: Oasis Club and Swoyabmbhu Club recorded wins in the Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League on Tuesday. Oasis earned a 2-1 win over Bouddha Youth Club. Bouddha took a lead through Manoj Rai before an own goal from Pujan Gurung levelled scores. Subash Rai struck the winner for Oasis. Satdobato saw off Nawa Jyoti Yuva Praiwar 3-1 with goals from Suman Dangol, Raju Mandal and Jamir Maskey. Krishna Malla scored for the losers. (PR)

Published: 25-05-2016 08:13

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