The nominations for the People’s Choice category at the Sports Awards are public.


Kathmandu: The nominations in the People’s Choice category for the 18th Pulsar Sports Awards to be organized by Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) have been made public.

The NSF announced the names of five candidates during a program on Monday. These include Santoshi Shrestha of Athletics, Angela Tumbapo Subba of Football, Alina Maharjan of Table Tennis, Kushal Bhurtel of Cricket and Prince Dahal of Badminton.

There was no special sporting activity last year due to the Corona epidemic. So this time the award ceremony, which is going to be held in a slightly different way than the previous edition, is being organized as the Decade Awards.

However, the NSJF has said that the People’s Choice Awards will be the same as last year. “The choice of the people will be the same. After the first few editions of the award, we have introduced this category to honor Nepali players in a different way,” the NSJF said in a statement.

The winner of the People’s Choice category will be selected based on the votes of supporters, sports journalists and national coaches. NSJF has entered into an agreement with e-service for voting this year as well as last year.

In the People’s Choice category, Iseva’s vote share will be 50 percent, while the social network Facebook Like will get 25 percent vote share. Similarly, the vote weight of national coaches and sports journalists will be equal to 12.5 percent.

This year, along with the People’s Choice category, Best Decade Male Player, Best Decade Female Player, Best Decade Coach, Mercury Athlete Honor, Special Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Asian Sports Journalist Award will be given. Since this is the award of a decade, this time the youth category has been removed.

The award ceremony will be held on April 22 at Pragya Bhavan, Kamaladi.

The Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle will be awarded to the winners of four categories including Athletes of the Decade male, female, coach and People’s Choice. According to the organizers, the winners of other categories will be given gift hampers with 50-50 thousand rupees.

Take a look at the 5 players nominated for the People’s Choice category and their specialties

1. Santoshi Shrestha – Athletics

– Forefront in middle distance running
– Chief of Army Staff Half Marathon from 9th Seg to 2078, all 9 events were gold medals.
– First gold in Half Marathon (Nepalganj Half Marathon 2078), completed in 1 hour 18 minutes 48 seconds.

He is the best player of the Golden Sprint Meet (February 2077) who won the 10000m gold medal in the 13th sag.

– Champion in Ganeshman Singh Smriti 10K Road Race (2077). Broke the record of 37 minutes 53:44 seconds.

2. Angela Tumbapo Subba – Football

– First choice goalkeeper of the national women’s football team.

February 2077 B.S. Member of National Women’s League winning APF club held in

– Only 1 goal in 12 matches of the National League.
– Captain of Masa United in Pakistan National League Championship.

3. Elena Marhajan – Table Tennis

– The player reached second place in Nepalese table tennis.
– Two consecutive medals in Saga (winning bronze medals in women’s team event of 12th and 13th South Asian Games).
– Active not only in the player but also in coaching (active in creating new talent for table tennis from Stag Champions Table Tennis Academy).

– Also active in social work (half of the prize money received from 13th Green Corona affected families including food assistance).
– Players grew up in a table tennis family (brother Rakesh Maharjan, sister Erica Maharjan, brother-in-law Navita Shrestha all national players).

4. Kushal Bhurtel – Cricket

Great performance on debut.

– Talented player expected from Nepalese cricket.
– Scored a total of 498 runs in 11 Twenty20 Internationals including a century and five fifties.

144 runs in 6 ODIs including a half-century.

– Nepal Police Club’s trusted opener in domestic cricket.

31st place in ICC T20 rankings. Best ever ranking of Nepali players.

5. Prince Dahl – Badminton

– Number one in the world badminton junior rankings.
– Dominated domestic badminton as well (Cannon-21 at Sindhupalchok was successful in defeating Ratnajit Tamang in the senior side of national badminton).
– Two consecutive titles for Seniors in Pushplal Smriti Ranking National Badminton.
– Champion in Signo Cup National Badminton.
– Participation of Seniors in India International Challenge.
– Seventh, third and number one in the rankings. Nepalese athletes selected for 2024 Olympic project

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