Kathmandu: India clinched 42 medals, together with 27 gold, on the penultimate day of competitions to inch nearer to 300-mark because the nation is poised to complete on the highest spot for the 13th time on the trot within the South Asian Video games.
The Indian athletes additionally received 12 silver and three bronze to finish Day eight with 294 medals (159 gold, 91 silver and 44 gold) to additional widen the hole with second-placed Nepal who has collected 195 medals (49 gold, 54 silver and 92 bronze).
Sri Lanka is third with 236 medals (39 gold, 79 silver and 118 bronze).
With just some occasions — together with seven boxing finals — left on the closing day on Tuesday, India is unlikely to cross the 309 whole medals received in Guwahati and Shillong within the final version in 2016 however could go previous the 300-mark.
India has topped each version of the South Asian Video games since its inception in 1984.
Boxers gave India the utmost medals on Monday with six gold and one silver.
Nationwide champion Ankit Khatana (males’s 75kg), Vinod Tanwar (males’s 49kg), Sachin (males’s 56kg), Gaurav Chauhan (males’s 91kg), Kalaivani Srinivasan (ladies’s 48kg) and Parveen (ladies’s 60kg) bagged a gold every whereas World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik (males’s 64kg) settled for a silver medal on the primary day of the finals.
On Tuesday, seven Indian — Vikas Krishan (males’s 69kg), Narender (males’s +91kg), Sparsh (males’s 52kg), Varinder (males’s 60kg), Pinki Rani (ladies’s 51kg), Sonia Lather (ladies’s 57kg) and Manju Bamboriya (ladies’s 64kg) — will struggle within the finals.
In wrestling, Indians received each the gold on supply on Monday with Gaurav Baliyan and Anita Sheoran registering snug victories in males’s 74kg and girls’s 68kg respectively to finish their stupendous present.
With the 2 gold received on Monday, India made a golden whitewash in all 14 classes of wrestling occasion at this South Asian Video games. India received seven gold medal every in males’s and girls’s occasions.
Indian fencers additionally received all of the three gold on supply, successful the highest prizes in males’s staff foil, ladies’s staff epee and girls’s staff saber occasions. It was a close to clear sweep for Indian fencers as they clinched 11 out of 12 gold on supply within the self-discipline.
The nation additionally clear sweeps in kabaddi and basketball 3×Three additionally as the boys’s and girls’s groups in each the disciplines received a gold every.
Indian males’s kabaddi staff beat Sri Lanka 51-18 within the summit conflict to clinch the gold whereas their ladies counterparts additionally completed on prime of the rostrum after defeating hosts Nepal 50-13 within the ultimate.
In taking pictures, India received a gold within the air pistol blended occasion via the pair of Anuraj Singha and Shrawan Kumar. The nation fully dominated the taking pictures vary by successful a whopping 18 gold, 7 silver and four bronze medals.
The Indian ladies’s soccer staff received its third consecutive gold medal on the South Asian Video games after beating hosts Nepal 2-Zero within the summit conflict on Monday.
Bala Devi was the star of the present once more as she struck a brace on both facet of the half time to information India to a cushty victory over the house facet within the ultimate.
The 29-year-old striker additionally ended because the top-scorer of the event, netting 5 targets in 4 matches.