South Asian Games: Indian contingent dominate medal tally with 24 gold

New Delhi, Feb.7 (ANI): Host country India continued to dominate on the third day of the 12th South Asian Games as they maintained their top position in the medals tally with 24 Gold medals.

Sri Lanka, who captured 6 Gold medals, occupied the second spot while Pakistan with Two gold stands third in the medal tally.

In the Women’s 40 KM Criterium Race Cycling event, Lidiyamol Sunny Menamparambil and Manorama Devi Tongbram of India won the Gold medal and the Silver medal respectively, while Sri Lankan Sudarika Priyadarshani P. Arachchige clinched the Bronze medal. There was close contest between the Indian eves. Sunny got 30 points while Manorama Devi finished with 26 points. Sri Lankan Cyclist Sundarika got 9 points.

In Men’s 60 KM Criterium Race (Cycling), Sri Lanka’s Jeevan Manjula Jayasinghe Silva Pilippeng got the highest 34 points and won Gold while his compatriot Navin Ruchira Appuhamy Mahappu Arachchige won Silver. Indian cyclist Pankaj Kumar settled with Bronze.

Indian swimmer’s domination continued in the pool. In Men’s 1500 M Free Style Sajan Prakash bagged gold while Sauravh Sangvekar clinched Silver. Md. Mahfizur Rahman of Bangladesh got the bronze medal.

In Men’s 50 M Free Style Matthew Abeysinghe of Sri Lanka won gold, Md. Asif Reza of Bangladesh won silver while India’s Neil Contractor bagged the bronze medal.

In Men’s – 200 M Breast Stroke Sandeep Sejwal of India won gold, Kiran Jaisinghe of Sri Lanka won the silver and Bangladesh’s Md. Shariful Islam was satisfied with bronze. Men’s- 100 m Butterfly Stroke Sri Lankan Matthew Abeysinghe won gold, Suporiyo Mondal of India won the silver and Kt. Cherantha De Silva of Sri Lanka won the bronze. (ANI)

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