India win 29 medals, including 15 gold, to surge ahead in South Asian Games

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KATHMANDU: Track and discipline athletes led India’s gold bustle on the third day of competitions within the 13th South Asian Games because the nation added a whopping 29 medals to jump to the cease of the medals tally on Wednesday.

India received 15 gold medals on Wednesday with athletics contributing 5 of them because the nation’s medal tally stood at 32 gold, 26 silver and 13 bronze for a total of 71.

Nepal stood at 2d with a haul of 29 gold, 15 silver and 25 bronze for a total of 69 medals.

Athletics gave 10 medals (5 gold, 3 silver and a pair of bronze) while six every from came from desk tennis (3 gold and 3 silver) and taekwondo (3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze), 5 from triathlon (2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze) and two — all gold — from kho kho.

India fully dominated in athletics once more to capture the complete medal count from the discipline to 20. On the first day of athletics competitors on Tuesday, Indian athletes had received 10 medals (4 gold, 4 silver and a pair of bronze).

Archana Suseendran received her 2d gold of the Games by clinching the ladies’s 200m trek in 23.67 seconds in an effort to add to her yellow steel within the 100m plug on Tuesday. Compatriot A Chandra Lekha was third with a time of 24.37 seconds.

Suresh Kumar received the males’s 10,000m trek with a time of 29 minutes 32 seconds sooner than the duo of Lokesh Sathyanathan and Swamynathan produced an Indian 1-2 in males’s prolonged jump by clearing spectacular distances of seven.87m and 7.77m respectively.

One more 1-2 result for the Indians came within the males’s discus throw by Kirpal Singh (57.88m) and Gagandeep Singh (53.57m).

Navjeet Kaur Dhillon fetched India’s fifth gold of the day in ladies’s discus throw with a under-par 49.87m while Survi Biswas’ 47.47m effort was true ample to take a silver in a mediocre discipline.

In ladies’s prolonged jump, Sandra Babu received a bronze in an effort to add to India’s medal tally with an effort of 6.02m.

In taekwondo moreover, India ruled the roost by clinching six medals, collectively with three golds.

Laitika Bhandari (under 53kg), Jarnel Singh (under 74kg) and Rudali Barua (over 73kg) received a gold every. Saurav and Gangjot clinched a silver medal every within the males’s under 63kg and women’s 62kg events respectively, while Chaitnya Inamdar bagged a bronze within the males’s over 86kg category.

#TeamIndia continues to shine in #Taekwondo at the 13th #SouthAsianGames2019 🥇 #LatikaBhandari Females’s Beneath 53kg… https://t.co/dLtIPoA1VT

— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) 1575461095000

Indian paddlers bagged a gold and silver every within the general three events of males’s doubles, ladies’s doubles and mixed doubles.

In an all Indian affair, Harmeet Desai and Anthony Amalraj defeated compatriots Sanil Shetty and Sudhanshu Grover 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10 within the males’s doubles final to take the gold.

In the ladies’s doubles final, Madhurika Patkar and Sreeja Akula beat Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee 2-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6, 5-11, 11-5 to clinch the cease honours.

Harmeet then mixed with Sutirtha Mukherjee to down Amalraj and Ayhika 11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 to take the gold in mixed doubles tournament.

The kho kho tournament was no a host of as India swept both the gold medals on provide with the males’s and women’s groups claiming titles after defeating Bangladesh and Nepal respectively.

India overwhelmed the males’s team of Bangladesh with an innings and 7 sides take and a scoreline of 16-9.

In the ladies’s final, captain Nasreen led from the entrance as she chased down 5 sides while her teammate Kajal Bhor moreover made an most valuable contribution by claiming 5 extra sides.

The Indian team wrapped up the match 17-5 to preserve out on high of the rostrum with a innings and 12 sides take.

@afiindia #TeamIndia Females’s #KhoKho team build up an very honest appropriate designate to land one other🥇into India’s medal count at the 1… https://t.co/g6pEIQ9i66

— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia) 1575448745000

Indian shuttlers moreover continued their dominating designate with four participants and as many doubles pairs cruising into the semifinals to guarantee themselves of medals.

Top seed Siril Verma started the day on a winning designate for India when he beat Pakistan’s Murad Ali 21-12, 21-17 in a males’s singles quarterfinal match.

In the ladies’s singles, 16-year-passe Gayathri Gopichand panicked 2d seed Mahoor Shahzad of Pakistan with a convincing 21-15, 21-16 take.

Joining Gayathri within the semifinals was high seed Ashmita Chaliha, who moreover thrashed Pakistani opponent, Palwasha Bashir 21-9 21-7.


Aryaman Tandon was one other Indian after Verma to attain the males’s singles semifinals after registering 21-17, 21-17 take over Sri Lanka’s Ranthushka Karunathilake.


The Indian ladies’s doubles pairings of Kuhoo Garg-Anoushka Parikh and Meghana Jakkampudi-S Nelakurthi moreover progressed to the semifinals after beating their Bangladeshi opponents.


While, Garg and Parikh beat Bristi Khatun and Rehana Khatun 21-18 21-11, Jakkampudi and Nelakurthi notched up 21-14, 21-11 victory over Shalpa Akter and Alina Sultana.


In mixed doubles, high seeds Dhruv Kapila and Jakkampudi had to fight onerous within the 2d attach of living in opposition to Sri Lanka’s Ranthushka Karunathilake and Kavindi Sirimannage sooner than clinching the match 21-14, 26-24.


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