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Bhutan heads to SAFF Suzuki Cup with the young squad

Despite being fairly new to the squad, Trevor Morgan listed only six players from the previous squad for the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 championship that begins from September 4 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Morgan made the highest number of changes in the squad since Bhutan recorded the historic win over Sri …

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BIGSA won’t field winning archers in future int’l competitions

Unlike in 2016, traditional archers from home returned with two gold and a silver medal from the historical World Archery Championship 2018 held in Gyula, Hungary last week. Securing 271 points, debutant Yonten Phuntsho, 29, topped the Historical Bow from natural materials category under long distance shooting to win his …

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All parties pledge sports development

Nima Dorji (red) lost to Pakistan in the men’s bantam weight category on August 27

Bhutan’s performance at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games in Indonesia followed a similar outcome of the past. The athletes will return home on September 3 without a medal after being knocked out in all four participating disciplines of the competition. The chef de mission for the Bhutanese …

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Bhutanese athletes exit Asian Games without a medal

Nima Dorji (red) lost to Pakistan in the men’s bantam weight category yesterday

The last Bhutanese athlete at the ongoing 18th Asian Games, Nim Dorji, lost to Pakistani boxer Naquubullah in the men’s bantam (56kg) weight category at the Jakarta International Expo hall in Indonesia yesterday. Despite an impressive performance, the 23-year-old lost by a split decision in the second preliminaries of the …

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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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Picture story

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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