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Training to represent the country

Table Tennis: The national table tennis hall in Thimphu looks totally abandoned. It is Friday, 5:30pm. Two boys are playing football outside. On the stairs of the hall are two table tennis rackets. The boys are waiting for their friends.

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New winners of DANTAK Open Bike Race

Cycling: In her maiden appearance at the 6th DANTAK Open Mountain Bike Race in Thimphu yesterday, Chimi Dema completed the race in 3 hours, 12 minutes and 6 seconds to win her first title in the open women’s category.

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Thimphu FC in lead

Football:  In the on going Thimphu Football League, debutant Tensung FC recorded their first point on the table when they held the table toppers, Thimphu FC, to a goalless draw at Changlimithang Stadium yesterday.

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Women rising, albeit slowly

Basketball: The country’s first women’s team defeated Bangladesh 61-29 at the first women’s South Asian Basketball (SABA) championship in Nepal on April 1.

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Basketball tournaments losing spectators

Basketball: The indoor basketball court at the Swimming Pool Complex in Thimphu used to be cramped with spectators during games a decade ago. Students used to make up the majority of the audiences in the hall.

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Picture story

Bhutan Taekwondo Federation yesterday distributed taekwondo equipment to nine Thimphu schools and private clubs. The two vice presidents of the federation handed over the equipment to the heads of the schools and clubs.

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