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March 19, 2023

Army’s Tamata grabs 3rd liglige cycle race title

Kathmandu: Nepal Army’s Himal Tamata has won the title of the 3rd Liglig cycle race competition held at Palungtar in Gorkha.

He won the title by crossing the prescribed distance of 53 km towards “Man Elite” in 2 hours 24 minutes 27 seconds. He received a medal and a certificate along with a cash prize of 75,000.

He also participated in two previous competitions. He had finished second in the first competition and fourth in the second competition, but this time he won the title.

Tamata, who hails from Kanchanpur Bara, was also a gold medalist in the 13th SAFF Games.  Achyut Krishna Kharel of Kavre became second by completing the set distance in 2 hours 24 minutes 41 seconds.

He was awarded a medal and a certificate along with a cash prize of 50,000, according to the organizer Liglig Village Sports. Kumar Tamang from Kathmandu came third in the competition. He covered the prescribed distance in 2 hours 24 minutes 46 seconds.

He received 30,000 cash prize. Similarly, Laxman Malla of the Armed Police was fourth and Man Bahadur Thapa Magar of the Nepali Army was fifth. They received medals and certificates along with cash prizes of 15,000 and 7,500 respectively.

Similarly, Harka Lama became the first towards ‘Man Master’. He covered the prescribed distance in 2 hours 32 minutes 4 seconds. The lama who became the first received a cash prize of 15,000. Bikas Maharjan came second in the competition.

He completed the prescribed distance in 2 hours 49 minutes 55 seconds and received a cash prize of 10,000. Dev Bahadur Bohra finished third by completing the set distance in 2 hours 52 minutes 21 seconds. he received a cash prize of 5,000.

Gandaki State Assembly member Surendraraj Pandey distributed prizes to the winning players of the competition. A total of 39 people including two foreign nationals participated in the competition.

Ms. Pramila Gurung Rana, Secretary of Ligligkot Village Sports, stated that they initiated this cycling event with the aim of promoting Ligligkot’s historical significance, cultural diversity, and natural beauty to attract visitors.

The bicycle race started from Ligligkot and passed through Aappipal Bhanjyang, Harmibhangjiang, Aappipal Hospital, Bhandarthok, Lamjung-Garamweshi, Thulo Garden, Chepeghat, Palungtar Airport, Talpokhari, Radhakrishna Mandir, Bahrapirke, Luintel Baddanda and ended at Ligligkot.

Binod Shrestha, chairperson of Ligligkot Village Sports said that the competition was organized with the aim of promoting tourism.

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