POKHARA: Nepal has secured at least two medals from men’s and women’s categories each in the SAG Badminton Championship that kicked off from today in Pokhara. Both the men and women team has now reached to the semifinal
Under the men’s category, Ratnajit Tamang of Nepal defeated Anish Gurung of Bhutan with a wide score of 21-6 and 21-9. Likewise, in the next match Nepalese athlete Dipesh Dhami defeated Bhutanese Athlete Nidup Dorje with the score 21-13, and 21-14. Likewise, Prince Dahal defeated Norbu Dradup by 21-12 and 21-5 score set.
Similarly, Nepalis women also defeated Bangladesh athletes in Badminton. Nepalese athletes Nansal Tamang, and Rashila Maharjan has defeated Bangladeshi athletes Shalpa, and Elina Sultan.
According to Nepal’s Badminton Team Coach Sudip Yonjan, “Nepalese Team will certainly reach to the finals if their performance is as praiseworthy as today’s.”
As opined by the Bangladesh team Coach, the team had defeated due to the ignorance of Referee as the referee marked most of the score gained by Bangladesh as invalid.
A total of 94 players from seven countries are competing in the competition for 7 Gold, 7 Silver, and 14 Bronze medals.