Friday, 07 August, 2020


Women cricketers win two in two

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Noah Ferguson | 05 December, 2019, 11:07

India's had won 40 medals by Tuesday evening. In women's long jump Sandra Babu begged bronze.

In the women's high jump, Jashna cleared 1.73m to clinch the gold while Rubina Yadav bagged a bronze with an effort of 1.69m.

In the men's 50m Rifle 3 Position event, India took home the gold on the back of a record-breaking performance from Chain Singh.

Magar defeated Pakistan's Nargis in the women's individual over 68 weight category kumite with a score of 6-3 in the final bout to clinch the final gold for Nepal.

Apart from them Kumar Shanmugeshwaran won a silver in the men's 10,000m clocking 3:49.20. With the entry into the last-4 stage, the shuttlers will at least win bronze at the competition.

Aryaman Tandon was one other Indian after Verma to achieve the lads's singles semifinals after registering 21-17 21-17 win over Sri Lanka's Ranthushka Karunathilake.

Mehuli's effort will, however, not be considered as a world record, as the South Asian Games' results are not recognised by the worldwide body (ISSF) for the objective of records.

In group event, a team of Nita Gurung, Prashansa Chhetri and Sushila Rai won gold in above 23 catgory in women's poomsae. In the men's High Jump event, Sarvesh Anil Kushare and Chetan Balasubrahmanya won gold and silver, respectively.

Yogesh Singh and Gurpreet Singh won the gold and silver medal in the 25m center fire pistol event respectively. The taekwondo team masterminded another six medals, including three gold, two silver, and one bronze. Chameera Ginige and Krishan won the men's doubles, Udaya Ranasinghe and Ishara Madurangi the mixed doubles and Ishara Madurangi and Hansani Piumila the women's doubles.

Nepal's Sani Tamang, Aster Rai, Rita Karki and Susmita Tamang also consoled for bronze along with Sri Lanka's Samanmali, Bandara, Aruni and Anjanli in women's team kumite. India won 25-17, 23-25, 21-25, 25-20 and 15-6. Bangladesh's Md S Oboj Miah also won bronze after losing to Kankanamge 4-5 earlier.

The 2016 gold medalists crushed the men's team of Bangladesh in the finals for the second consecutive time as the women's team led by Delhi's Nasreen, also successfully defended their title against hosts Nepal.

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