Kuensel MAY 17, 2013

Lungtenzampa MSS bagged the most medals at the Thimphu thromde inter-school athletics championship that ended yesterday at the Thimphu athletics stadium. Of the 20 schools that participated, Lungtenzampa secured 14 gold, 13 silver, and 10 bronze medals in the middle secondary category beating runners up Dechencholing MSS’ seven gold, 10 silver, and six bronze. Druk School came third with three golds and two bronze medals.

In the higher secondary school category, Yangchenphug HSS won 13 golds, eight silver and seven bronze medals. Kelki HSS secured four gold and 13 other medals in second place, and Pelkhil HSS came third taking home four gold, one silver and three bronzes.

Lungtenphu LSS School took home six gold, four silver and a bronze, while runners up Zilukha school won five golds, four silver and five bronzes. Chang Rigphel School came third by winning three golds, two silver and one bronze medal.

From the higher schools, Yangchenphug high school’s Barsha Chettri and Ajit Mongar received three gold medals each and were declared the best athletes of the year. In the middle secondary level, Tashi Dorji and Pema Tshomo of Lungtenzampa MSS were the best performers with four golds and three golds respectively.

With two golds and one silver, Kuenzang Deki of Chang Rigphel school came best while Pema Dorji of Zilukha school with two golds; a silver and bronze were the best athletics among the lower secondary schools. The top three sportsmen and women from all 20 schools will compete in the national athletics championship 2013. The championship is played at three levels of higher, middle and lower secondary school where about a thousand students took part in track and field events.

Bhutan Amateur Athletics Federation with collaboration with youth and sport department and Thimphu Thromdey organised the meet. “The mission is to engage youth in games and sports where they can stay physically and mentally strong so that they don’t go for drugs, alcohol and other unsocial activities,” the federation’s general secretary, Dorji Tenzin, said.

By Tashi Phuntsho


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