Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) Sushil Thapa and Nepal Police Club (NPC) Diwana Sherma were adjudged the best players in Men and Women sections, respectively, at the Bir Ganeshman National Boxing Championship 2019.
With the title, Sushil was awarded with a TVS Motorcycle while Diwana won a TVS Scooter. Bir Ganeshman Foundation Chairman Prakash Man Singh along with tournament’s co-coordinator Rajiv Shrestha handed over the prizes to the winners amidst a concluding function on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
In the final day held at Basantapur Dabali in Kathmandu, Army Men dominated the tournament as it alone bagged total four gold medals while Women players had won three gold medals to become a Champion.
Army’s Sushil beat Armed Police Forced (APF) Pradip Maharjan to win gold medal in Men’s 49kg weight category. Mohan Gurung of Province No.6 and Bhanu Bista of Province No.7 had to satisfy for bronze medal.
Similarly, Army’s Prem Chaudhary defeated APF’s Bikram Pariyar to win the title in Men’s 52kg weight category while Police Chandra Bahadur Thapa and Province No.1 Sulav Raj Tuladhar assured third place.
Bimal Roka had won third gold medal for Army defeating APF’s Puran Rai in Men’s 56kg weight category. Ganesh Thapa of Province No.2 and Mahendra Chand of Province No.7 won bronze in the same category.
In the Men’s 81kg weight category, Army’s Rabi Sunar knocked Province No.5 Keshar Khatri for gold medal as Province No.7 Hikmat Bahadur Shahi and Province No.4 Sushan Pun won bronze medal.
Both Nepal Police and APF Men have also clinched two gold medals in the Championship. Police’s Dinesh Shrestha beat Army’s Yek Bahadur Ghale in Men’s 60kg weight category.Province No.5 Ganesh Thapa Magar and APF’s Prakash Limbu were third in the same category.
Bhupendra Thapa was another for Army to add gold medal as he beat APF’s Sonam Sarki in Men’s 64kg weight category. Bhupendra team mate Suresh Nepali and Province No.6 Indra Sunar won third place.
APF’s Bikash Lama and Suman Karki have also registered their name in gold medal winner’s list. Bikash took over Army’s Bishnu Ghale in Men’s 69kg weight category while Suman also beat Army’s Dipak Shrestha for the title in Men’s 75kg weight category.
Rajesh Gurung of Province No.1 and Manish Dangol of Province No.3 won bronze in Men’s 69kg while Province No.2 Diwas Gurung and Province 3 Dibesh Bhumilal had third place title.
The winners of all the weight categories won Rs 25,000 each while runner-ups got Rs 15,000 and third placed boxers had to satisfy for Rs 7,500 each. Lalitpur Metropolitan City Mayor Chiribabu Maharjan along with Nepal Boxing Association’s Chairman Ram Awale handed over the prizes to the winners.