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12 judokas promoted to black belt

About 30 students attended the seminar

However, the promotion will be formal after an official approval of the test results from Kodokan Judo Institute in Japan After two days of Jita Kyoei and black belt Judo seminar, 12 brown belt holders from Bhutan Judo Association (BJA) were awarded a promotion in principle to black belt in …

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Sarpang Strikers are the national women cricket champions again

The championship played four teams this year

Sarpang Strikers humbled Dragon Strikers from Thimphu by 51 runs in the final of Bhutan Cricket Council Board (BCCB) Women’s T20 championship at Pelkhil Oval in Thimphu yesterday to win the championship for two consecutive years. Sarpang Strikers bagged the champions’ title in the inaugural edition of the national club …

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Merak PS gets a new football ground

Five teams participated in the one-day futsal tournament on July 7 (Photo- Tashi Peldhen A)

Given the harsh weather conditions and lack of adequate facilities, students of Merak Primary School in Trashigang do not get to play sports much. Things, however, changed this year. Since the beginning of this year, the school received a new football ground that kept both the young and old in …

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Picture story: Football

Team Gelephu defeated Bangtar United with 1-0 at the veteran super league final in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday. The winner won a cash prize Nu 30,000 and runners-up took home Nu 20,000. The month long league started on June 16. Samdrupjongkhar Sports Association (SSA) organised the league that had eight teams from …

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Athletes break national records in high jump

The athletic meet ends today

Two national records were broken at the ongoing national school athletic meet in Thimphu over the last two days of the athletic meet. Chimi Wangmo from Lhuentse HSS beat her previous record in high jump at 1.39 metres on the second day. During the last edition of the athletic meet, …

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Woman boxer wins 3,000 metres run

Tandin Lhamo (centre) won the race and Yeshi Dem (right) came second

The first woman boxer Tandin Lhamo showed that she is as good in boxing as in track events when she won the 3,000 metres track event at the national school athletic meet in Lungtenzampa, Thimphu yesterday. The 21-year-old student from Dagana studies in Pelkhil School and is representing Thimphu thromde …

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15th national school athletic meet opens in Thimphu

The event is held annually during summer vacation

Some 300 students from across the country gathered at the national athletic track in Lungtenzampa on the opening of the 15th National School Athletics Meet in Thimphu yesterday. The participants are selected from the records submitted by the dzongkhags or thromdes after competing at the dzongkhag school sports meets. With …

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Picture story

Dragon Strikers defeated defending champions, Sarpang Strikers by 12 runs to secure two wins in two matches at the ongoing Bhutan Cricket Council Board Women’s T20 Club Championship at Pelkhil oval in Thimphu. The third match saw Takin City humble Dechencholing Nazhoen by 26 runs. Four teams from Punakha, Sarpang …

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Development of women’s football depends on local coaches

U-16 Gelephu Academy Girls (green) defeated Druk united 16-0

Football is increasingly becoming popular among young Bhutanese girls which portends development of women’s football in the country. However, national women football coach Sung Jea Lee said that there was a need to train local coaches, increase number of women’s clubs and establish strong women’s league. Sung Jea Lee, 53, …

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Pepsi Thimphu league title race open until the last fixture

Pepsi Thimphu League, also a qualification tier for BOB national league, has decided the top three clubs representing Thimphu come national league 2018 in September. Although the clubs are left with two matches each to play, three slots alloted to the clubs from Thimphu to play national league is resereved …

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