English | Dzongkha Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wangsel Institute’s first sports festival

With an aim to make the deaf acquainted with sports and prepare them to compete with other schools, Wangsel Institute for the Deaf in Paro celebrated Deaf Sports festival yesterday. Despite hearing impaired students’ interest in games and sports, according to the principal, there are no opportunities for them to participate.

Tashi Wangdi wins bronze in 2nd India open International Boxing Tournament

Tashi Wangdi had to settle for bronze in the ongoing 2nd India open International boxing tournament as he was defeated 5-0 in the semifinals played in Guwahati, India today.

Challenges faced by female athletes

Lack of female coaches, poor incentives, lack of parental support and favouritism in selection procedures are some of the factors restricting women from pursuing their passion for sports. These are some of the challenges pointed out by the women athletes from various federations at an open forum yesterday.

Two athletes manage good performance in Beijing 2019 World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Despite failing to bring in any medals for the country, the two short statured Bhutanese athletes managed to set up a good performance in the Beijing 2019 World Para Athletics Grand Prix yesterday. The two shot put throwers overcame their personal best records.

Two athletes to participate in World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing

Two Bhutanese athletes left for China to participate in the Beijing 2019 World Para Athletics Grand Prix yesterday.

National Handicap Championship Golf tournament ends

Sonam Dukpa won the open category National Handicap Championship Golf Tournament held in Thimphu. The finals were played yesterday between Sonam Dukpa and Penjor Dorji.

Bhutan’s U-16 cricket team loses to Hong Kong

Bhutan’s under-16 cricket team lost to Hong Kong by eight wickets ending their run in the ongoing Asian Cricket Council Eastern Region Cup in Thailand.

Bhutanese U-16 cricket team defeats China

Bhutan’s under-16 cricket team defeated China by 73 runs in the ongoing Asian Cricket Council Eastern Region Cup played at Chiang Mai in Thailand.

Over 100 bikers participate in the 9th edition of DANTAK bike race

A 20-year-old Pelden Wangchuk, a class 12 graduate won the Ninth edition of the annual DANTAK open mountain bike race in the men’s category yesterday. In the women’s category, Chimi Dema, a student of Royal Thimphu College (RTC) bagged the first prize.

Bumthang’s first edition of Bum-Kora mountain bike race

Twenty-six bikers including two women took part in the first ever Bum-kora Mountain Bike Race in Bumthang yesterday. The race was organised by the Bumthang Sports Association.

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