Departmental teams -- the Armed Police Force (APF) Club and the Nepal Police Club -- clinched two gold medals each in the 13th National Judo Championship under the First Lumbini National Championship on Saturday in which six gold medals are up for grabs.
In the championship, organised by Nepal Judo Association in coordination with National Sports Council (NSC), Kathmandu and Bhaktapur districts each bagged a gold.
Devi Khadka of APF secured gold medal in the final defeating Sarita Khadka of Bhaktapur while Kavita Nepali of Kavre and Sarita Chaudhary of Nepal Police Club contended for bronze under the 52 kg category.
Khem Bahadur Thapa of APF defeated Gauravjung Shahi of Banke and added a gold medal for the APF under the 60-kg category. Umesh Magar of Nepal Police and Saroj Maharjan of Kathmandu stood third in this category. Shreeram Makaju and Prakash Nepali won one gold medal each for Nepal Police under the 90-kg and the 73-kg categories respectively. Shreeram beat Mukesh Kumar Thakur of Parsa and Prakash defeated Mohan Sunuwar of Kathmandu in the final. Suryaman Lama and Janga Bahadur Saru of Nepal Army had just contended for the bronze. Guddu Kumar Shah Parsa contributed a bronze for Parsa.
Fupu Lhamu Khatri of Kathmandu contributed for gold by defeating Ranju Rai of Lalitpur in the final under the 63 kg women category while Pramila Khadka of Nepal Police stood third. Manita Bagdas of Bhaktapur won the gold under the 44 kg woman category defeating Bishnu Maya Khatri of Ilam. Kuma Kumari Rokka of Bardiya and Maya Ale Magar of Parsa received bronze under this category.
NSC treasurer Indra Bahadur Thing, Chairman of the Association Dipakharsha Bajracharya jointly distributed the prize to the winners.