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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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Bhutan enters semi finals despite 0-1 loss to India

With only three teams placed in Group A, Bhutan reached the semi final of the ongoing South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) under 15 women’s championship despite losing 0-1 to India at Changlingmithang in Thimphu yesterday. Bhutan’s one win, against Sri Lanka and one loss, against India in the group stage …

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National U-15 women records the biggest win in women’s football

More than 2,500 had gathered at Changlingmithang Stadium in Thimphu on Saturday August 11 when Bhutan’s under-15 women’s football team faced Sri Lanka and won 6-0, the biggest win hitherto. National women’s team entered the stadium with an advantage of having seen Sri Lanka’s play. The team played the championship …

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Football (women): SAFF U-15

In the opening of SAFF U-15 Women’s championship Sri Lanka went down (12-0) against India at the Changlingmithang stadium in Thimphu yesterday. Shilky Devi of India scored the first goal of the tournament and also the first hat trick of the championship. Sri Lanka is playing the championship for the …

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SAFF U-15 women’s championship begins today

Bhutan’s coach Song Jung Lee and captain Kinzang Dema

Six under 15 teams from Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Nepal are in the country to play the second edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Women’s championship at the Changlingmithang stadium, Thimphu. At the pre press conference held in Thimphu yesterday, the coaches and team captains …

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From boots to dumbbells

Kinga Thinley

A promising footballer almost a decade ago, Kinga Thinley, had to hang his boots following an injury. The lean and lanky striker shifted to bodybuilding. Kinga Thinley joined the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) academy in 2007 and started playing for Choden FC in his initial years. Later he joined Yeedzin …

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SAFF U-15 Women’s championship to kick off on August 9

Bhutan finished third last year

With five days left to make her second appearance in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Women’s championship at the Changlingmithang stadium, Deki Lhazom, the only player who managed to score in the previous edition hopes to score more this time. The 14-year old striker with national U-15 women’s …

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