Kathmandu, January 10
Nepali runner Pushpa Bhandari has won a gold medal in the ongoing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon in Bangladesh.
The Armed Police Force member won the medal in the South Asian category by completing the race in two hours, 59 minutes and 41 seconds. Indian players won silver and bronze medals in the category.
She, however, could not improve her personal record. During the 13th South Asian Games held in December 2019, she had completed the same distance of full marathon in two hours, 55 minutes and 11 seconds. She had won the silver medal then.
Meanwhile, SAG gold medalist from Nepal, Kiran Singh Bogati, could not receive any medal in the Dhaka even as he stood fourth in his category.
His coach Dhaniram Chaudhary says he suffered some pains while running., adding the weather also did not favour Nepali players.
Both Bhandari and Bogati had targeted improving their timing records.