India takes medal tally to four in South Asian Games 2019

South Asian Games 2 December recap

India win 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze on Day 1 of South Asian Games

Pakistan is in the fourth position with 2 gold medals, 3 silver and 5 bronze while Bangladesh is in 5th position with one gold medal and 12 silver medals only. The gold in this event went to Sri Lanka's Uda Kuburalage (4.34.34s). Mehuli's effort, however, will not be considered as a World record as the SAG's results are not recognised by the ISSF for the objective of records.

Adarsha M.N. Sinimol clinched the first gold for India by winning the men's individual triathlon event, while his compatriot Bishworjit Srikhom took the silver in a 1-2 finish for the country.

Sinimol clocked 01:02.51 secs to win the gold in men's event while Bishworjit was second with a time of 01:02:59.

Likewise, Tanka Karki won a silver medal in the men's 1,500-meter sprint.

The 19-year-old Mehuli scored 253.3 in the final, 0.4 more than Apurvi Chandela's current World record of 252.9.

Hosting Nepal is now holding the first place in the medal count with a total of 19 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 9 bronze medals, while India is picking up with 10 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 5 bronze medals in the second place.

Nepali athlete Himal Tamot won a gold medal in Duathlon race held in Pokhara.

In the women's final, the defending champions had to toil hard to beat hosts Nepal in a five-setter to clinch the gold. India won 25-17, 23-25, 21-25, 25-20 and 15-6.

In the women's final, Sutirtha Mukehrjee beat Sri Lanka's Ishara Madhurangi 11-9, 11-7, 11-3 and Krittiwika Sinha Roy won 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 over Erandi Waruswithana before Sreeja Akuka accounted for Hansini Piumila 11-5, 11-5, 11-3.

In women's football, India mauled Maldives 5-0 in their opening game with Bala Devi scoring a brace.

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