Once again Bahadur Gaj has won the title of the International Elephant Race Competition that concluded in Sauraha of Chitwan Monday.
Ekatakali of Highway Star finished second while Champakali of Fewa Tours and Travels secured third position in the competition.
Winner Bahadur Gaj clinched the title by defeating five others competitor elephants in the race.
Gaj completed the distance of 300 meters in 1 minute 5 seconds.
Ekatakali and Champakali completed the distance in 1 minute 19 seconds and 1 minute 20 seconds, respectively.
A total of six elephants including a foreigner, among 20 competitors, were selected for the final.
Likewise, Lions Club International stood first in the football competition of calves (baby elephant).
Lions defeated last year's winner Kist Bank by 2-1 goals.
Laxman Gaj of Lions scored both the goals while Kist's Simsimkali scored a consolation goal for the team.
The competition was organised by the Regional Hotel Association, Sauraha, from December 26.