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More than 60 students from Thimphu, Chukha, Paro, and Wangdue Phodrang participated in the lawn tennis junior national open championship. The game concluded on December 23, 2017 in Phuentsholing. Six students, under-12 have also been selected for an upcoming tennis game in Vietnam. They will undergo a weeklong training in …

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Bamboo recurve bows to train archers

93 students from 31 schools took part in the two-day tournament

The senior girl’s team from Trashigang won the final round of the second inter-school archery tournament held at Rangjung Central School in Trashigang on December 21. The team initially lost two straight rounds to the archers from Mongar and it was almost over for the host team. However, two off-target …

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Clash of Champions underway in Thimphu

In the opening of the first national karate league, Clash of Champions, the team from Thimphu dzongkhag is leading with a score of 195 points, followed by Samdrupjongkhar at 177. Thimphu dzongkhag team has played five matches while team Samdrupjongkhar has played four. Both teams have 12 points each with …

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Transport United waiting for full squad for AFC Cup training

Around 10 players turned up for the training yesterday

Transport United is yet to gather squad for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup 2018. The club will face Bengaluru FC on January 23 at home. The club resumed training for the match on December 15, nine days after the fixture was announced. Team manager Tshedupla said that the club …

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Bhutan’s U-15 women settled for a draw against Nepal

Bhutan’s U-15 women team settled for a draw (1-1) against Nepal and ended the team’s first participation in the SAFF U-15 championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bhutan suffered two consecutive losses to India (3-0) and Bangladesh (3-0) in the second match. The tournament began on December 17 and ends on December …

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Excellence in sports aids students’ education

Pursuing higher studies was a challenge when Pema Thinley did not qualify for any colleges in 2016. “I wanted to continue my training as an athlete and also continue my education,” he said. Pema Thinley is a national sprinter with the Bhutan Amateur and Athletics Federation. He was in class …

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Bodybuilder bags strongman title

Thinley Dorji

A basketball coach wins the strongwoman title Coinciding with the National Day celebrations, the Bhutan Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Federation (BBWF) organised a weight lifting competition at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu. Five women and 18 men flexed their muscles to compete for the national title of the strong man …

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“Bhutanese footballers can’t be underestimated”

Chencho Gyeltshen

Chencho Gyeltshen, Minerva Punjab football club’s forward, is displaying the potential of Bhutanese footballers. The 21-year-old is the lone Bhutanese playing for one of the top division professional leagues in India. Chencho Gyeltshen joined his new club Minerva Punjab FC on October 18 and made his debut against the Rail …

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Bhutan out of ACC U-16 eastern

Bhutan lost to china by 69 runs, to Singapore by seven wickets, and to Malaysia by 171 runs Bhutan’s U-16 cricket team is out of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) eastern region tournament, that is being held at Thailand after losing three consecutive matches in the group stage to China, Singapore …

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National Futsal

Of the eight teams that took part in the ongoing National Futsal Championship, Kuenjun FC, Thimphu City, Pep City, and Paro Yuljong FC qualified for the Semi-Finals. Thimphu City will face Paro Yuljong, and Kuenjueng FC will play FC Pep City in the second semifinal match today.

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