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Cross country open race competition organized to promote sports tourism

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NUWAKOT — The second Jhiltung Cross Country Open Race Competition was organized in Belkotgadhi Municipality-5 in Nuwakot on Sunday to promote sports tourism in the district.

National and local-level athletes joined the tournament organized by Leo Club of Nuwakot Paropakar and other organizations.

Two different categories of women and men were held in the competition. In men’s category of 13.4 kms race, Bhumi Raj Rai, Kiran Bogati and Bibek Rai emerged first, second and third, respectively.

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Likewise, Kanchhi Maya Kojoo, Pushpa Bhandari and Rajpura Pachhai stood first, second and third, respectively.

The winner received Rs 15,000 in cash while second and third got Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 in cash.

Similarly, 29 runners took part in the ‘Cross Country Run for Fun’.

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SAFF Championship : Nepal crash out after 3-0 defeat against Maldives

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KATHMANDU — Maldives has defeated Nepal 3-0 and entered final of the SAFF Championship held at Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Maldivian defender Akram Abdul Ghanee scored the first goal against Nepal at the ninth minute utilizing a free-kick allotted for Maldives for the foul committed my Bimal Gharti Magar.

With this win, Maldives have booked their place in the final of the championship for the fifth time.

The game was briefly stopped after 27 minutes on the clock due to thunderstorm. Upon resumption of the game, Nepal boasted a huge possession with the ball but lacked the finishing touch in front of opposition goal.

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Maldives doubled the score with Ibrahim Waheed Hassan’s scored second goal at the 84th minute by shooting the ball from the center of the box.

Then Waheed Hassan scored the third goal against Nepal at the 87th minute capitalizing on the pass given by Abdulla Asadhulla.

The next edition of the SAFF Championship would be held in Pakistan.

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