India continued their domination at the 13th South Asian Games by adding 27 medals including 11 Gold on the second day of the event at Kathmandu on Tuesday.
India clinched gold medals in Volleyball in both the Men's and Women's category while the Taekwondo players swept one gold and three bronze medals. India also bagged gold medals in both men’s and women’s Table Tennis events on Tuesday.
Indian athletes stamped their authority on the first day of athletics events as they bagged ten medals including four gold in the opening day. The shooters also showed their mettle by fetching nine medals to expand the country’s tally.
India edged Pakistan 20-25, 25-15, 25-17 and 29-27 in Men's Volleyball clash and defended the gold they had won at home in 2016. In the Women's final, the defending champions fought hard to beat hosts Nepal to seal the gold. India won 25-17, 23-25, 21-25, 25-20 and 15-6.
In the Table Tennis Women's final, Sutirtha Mukherjee defeated Sri Lanka's Ishara Madhurangi 11-9, 11-7, 11-3 in the first match. Krittiwika Sinha Roy too joined the party with a 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 win over Erandi Waruswithana before Sreeja Akuka accounted for Hansini Piumila 11-5, 11-5, 11-3.
In Men’s Table Tennis, Trio, Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai and Anthony Amalraj trounced Nepal 3-0 and claimed gold medals yet another time.
In Taekwondo, Kashish Malik won a gold in women’s 57kg category while Radha Bhati (women’s 46kg), Kanha Mainali (men’s 54kg) and Prithviraj Chavan (men’s 68kg) clinched bronze each.
Indian athletes were impressive on the track also as India’s Chanda (4.34.51s) clinched a silver medal in the women’s 1500m event while compatriot Chitra Palakeez (4.35.46s) settled for the bronze.
In Shooting, all three positions were secured by Indians. While the 19-year-old Mehuli clinched the gold with a score of 253.3 in the final, Shriyanka Sadangi(250.8) and Shreya Agrawal (227.2) took the silver and bronze respectively.
Yogesh Singh and Gurpreet Singh won the gold and silver medal in the 25m Center Fire Pistol event respectively.
India also clinched Gold and Silver in the men’s 50m 3P event as well. While Chain Singh sealed the gold, Akhil Sheoran bagged the Silver.
India is currently at the second spot with a medals tally of 43 (18 gold, 16 silver and 9 bronze) just one behind the hosts Nepal’s 44 (23 gold, 9 silver and 12 bronze).