Nepalgunj, April 16, 2019: On the occasion of 8th National Games in Nepalgunj on Sunday, Nepal Police club won 5 gold medals in Judo.
Manita Pradhan Shrestha, Nisha Chaudhary, Umer Magar, Indra Bahadur Shrestha and Rajan Joshi struck a gold medal for NPC. Manita beat Kabita Nepali of Province 3 in the women’s below 57-kg division final. Devi Maya Shrestha of Province 3 and Sumi Thapa of Gandaki shared the bronze medals.
Chaudhary won the women’s below 70kg division title defeating Binita Magar Khatri of Army in the final. Ranjana Khadka of Province 3 and Rachana Shrestha of Army finished joint third. Magar bagged the men’s below 60kg division gold medal after seeing off the challenge from Karma Tamang of Army club. Mohan Bam of NRN and Sudesh Dong of NPC claimed the joint bronze medal. Indra beat Sunil Nagarkoti of Province 3 in the men’s below 66kg division title match. Joshi bagged the men’s above 100kg division gold, defeating Pranit Singh Thakuri in the final.
Soniya Bhatta broke the stranglehold of departmental teams by clinched the women’s below 48kg division gold medal. Bhatta beat Dhana Devi Rokaya of Nepal APF Club in the final. Sarada Kumari Khatri of Province 5 and Ratna Tamang of NPC finished joint third. Pawan Kumar Shrestha handed the Army club the men’s 81kg division title as the judoka beat Lelil Dangol of APF in the title match.