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Last Bhutanese athlete to compete in the Asian Games today

Tshering Samdrup (left) lost to Uulu Kadyrebk Argen of Kyrgyzstan in the second preliminaries yesterday

Of the 24 Bhutanese athletes competing at the ongoing 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, 23 have been eliminated as of day eight. The three-men compound team lost to Iran by 217-231 in the 1/8 elimination round at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) archery range in Jakarta yesterday. The men’s …

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Ugen Dorji dropped from 40th position to 59th on the second day of the golf competition (Photo- Phuntsho Gyaltshen)

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Bhutanese archers bring home two gold and silver 

The team from Bhutan performed well in the long distance target category

A team of traditional archers from Bhutan won two gold and a silver medal at the World Historical Archery Championship that was held at Gyula, Hungary from August 13 – 19. Bhutan had sent a team of five archers. Yonten Phuntsho and Damchoe Wangdi won a gold medal each. Yonten …

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Bhutanese archers enter elimination round

Men’s compound archers (blue) qualify into the elimination rounds of the 18th Asian Games

Day four of the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, saw two more Bhutanese athletes exit the games. Two taekwondo athletes, Yeshi Dorji and Sonam Wangchuk, lost in the round of 32 knockouts at the Jakarta Convention Centre plenary hall yesterday. Yeshi Dorji lost to Mongolia’s Tumenbayar Molom by 2-23 …

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Bhutan yet to register a medal at the Asian Games 

Bhutanese recurve archers qualify for the elimination round of the games 

Bhutanese ace recurve archer, Karma, is placed 54th from a total of 68 recurve women archers competing at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. During the ranking round that was held yesterday at the Gelora Bung Karno archery range in Jakarta, Karma made a total of 587 points in …

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Two Bhutanese athletes exit the Asian games

After beating Laos, taekwondo athlete Sonam Yangtsho lost to China yesterday in the quarterfinals at the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia

Bhutanese taekwondo athlete, Sonam Yangtsho, was a win short from registering the country’s first medal in the ongoing Asian Games when she was defeated 35-0 in the quarterfinals in Jakarta yesterday.      After an impressive performance in her first fight against Sonesavanh Sirimanotham of Laos, the 18-year-old was up …

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Bhutan optimistic to win medals at the 18th Asian Games

Team Bhutan led by flag bearer, Karma (recurve archer) during the opening parade of the Asian Games in Indonesia

Twenty-four athletes and seven coaches from four national federations are representing Bhutan at the 18th Asian Games that began in Jakarta, Indonesia, since August 18. Save for golf, the three disciplines – archery, boxing and taekwondo were selected for the games based on their performances during the 12th South Asian …

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India wins SAFF U-15 women’s championship for the first time

Bhutan beat Nepal 4-3 on penalty shoot out to clinch the third spot in South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) women’s championship 2018 in Changlingmithang, Thimphu on August 18. The match saw Bhutan’s Yeshey Bidha play critical role, scoring an equaliser at the 66th minute. Bhutan’s goalkeeper Kinzang Dema saved two …

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Bhutan suffers 0-5 loss against Bangladesh in SAFF semis

Kinzang Dema (goalkeeper) leads Bhutan in the championship

With close to 3,000 supporters gathering to watch the game at the stadium and over 50,000 viewers watching the match online, the semi-finals of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Women’s championship between Bhutan and Bangladesh on August 16 remains one of the most games of the championship so …

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