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69 students compete in Bhutan Elisa cup

The championship was held as a talent hunt programme

Marking the inauguration of a multi-sports hall in Babena, Thimphu, the finals of Bhutan Elisa Cup, a table tennis championship was held at the complex yesterday. Bhutan Table Tennis Federation in collaboration with Korean Sports promotion Organisation (KSPO) and Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) organised the tournament for beginners. The championship …

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Coronation Cup starts with fewer teams

Coronation Cup, the annual basketball tournament, which hosted the most number of teams in the country started with 22 fewer at the swimming pool complex in Thimphu yesterday. Considered one of the most coveted basketball tournaments, the competition tipped-off with about 60 percent less men teams. The number of women …

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Thimphu league 2018 enters second week

The league records three red cards so far

More than a week into the Thimphu league 2018, defending champions, Thimphu City FC, has the highest of six points in the table after winning matches against Druk United FC and Druk Stars FC. Thimphu City was the champions of the league for the last two years. The team to …

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Preparing for Tokyo Olympics

Running along the best national runners and sprinters from across the country, Chime Wangmo was surprised to finish 400-metre track event ahead of four other finalists at BAAF- YORII Athletics championship on April 28 in Thimphu. “I am excited. I could hardly believe that I finished the run first. I …

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Chancellor’s Cup underway in Kanglung

Youngsters FC thrashed the monks (white) from Barshong Shedra 8-1 in the second game of the ongoing Chancellor’s Cup in Kanglung​

Youngster FC, a football team from Mongar thrashed the monks from Barshong Shedra 8-1 on Saturday at the on-going Chancellor’s Cup that began on April 28 at Sherubtse College in Kanglung. The team from Mongar had their priority set with the first touch of the match going directly into the …

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Shuttle time begins in Trashigang

A total of 26 SSIs and sports teachers from Trashigang ​are undergoing the three-day programme

A total of 26 sports teachers and school sports instructors (SSI) are attending a three-day school badminton programme, Shuttle Time, at the Multi-Sports Complex in Trashigang. The programme that began yesterday is expected to provide basic badminton skills. The treasurer of Trashigang Sports Association, Karma Choeda, said although popular, there …

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Phub Zam Monger brings home first international judo medal

Phub Zam Monger (Photo: BJA)

Nineteen-year-old Phub Zam Monger became the first judoka from Bhutan to win a medal in international judo competition, when she bagged a bronze in women’s 48kg category last week in Nepal. Of the five judokas that took part in the senior level eighth South Asian Judo Championship in Nepal, Phub …

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103 bikers compete in Mountain bike race

Completing the 100km race from Changlingmethang parking – Paro – Clock Tower Square race in three hours, three minutes and forty nine seconds, Norbu from RBA won the open men’s category of the 8th edition of the DANTAK Mountain Bike Race on April 22. Kinley Tenzin also from RBA came …

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TMBC wins the first Asian Enduro series medal in Nepal

Seven Bhutanese riders took part in the series

Bhutan’s Pelden Dorji, 35, won gold in the masters A-category title at recent Asian Enduro series organised in Nagarkot hills of Kathmandu, Nepal. Pelden Dorji had taken part in the championship individually before. Completing the series of eight stages, Pelden Dorji finished the race in 28 minutes 53 seconds. He …

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