It’s Raining Gold for India at the 2016 South Asian Games. 30 Medals and Counting!

The swimmers and the archers have put on a stellar show. So far we have bagged 30 gold, 12 silver, and three bronze medals.

The 2016 South Asian Games are under way in Guwahati and Shillong. Sports people from eight South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – have gathered here to take part in the Games.

India is performing exceedingly well at the event, with a medal tally of 45.  So far, we have bagged 30 gold, 12 silver, and three bronze medals. The event, which started on February 5, will end on February 16.

Most of the medals have been bagged by the swimmers.


Photo source: Twitter

Sajan Prakash bagged gold in 1500m freestyle in men’s swimming. Meanwhile, Sandeep Sejwal won two golds in 100m and 200m breaststroke. In 400m individual medley, Sayani Ghosh won the gold. M Arvind struck gold in the men’s 200m backstroke event.

The Indian women’s hockey team opened their account by beating Nepal 24-0.

Meanwhile, the wrestlers accounted for five medals — four gold and a silver. Wrestlers Amit Dhankar, Mamta, Manju Kumari, and Pradeep, won gold medals in their respective categories.

Indian weightlifters – Saraswati Rout, Sambo Lapung, and Ajay Singh – bagged three gold medals as well.


Photo source: Twitter

Lidiyamol Sunny and Tongbram Manorama Devi bagged a gold and silver, respectively, in the women’s 40 km criterium event.

Indian archers won 10 gold medals. Y. Sapna Devi and Anjul Namdeo clinched a gold and bronze in the women’s and men’s events respectively of Wushu.

Indian women badminton players had a 3-0 win over their Nepalese opponents; meanwhile their male counterparts beat Afghanistan 3-0.

In squash, Joshna Chinappa defeated her Pakistani rival to enter the semifinals. In table tennis, Indian men’s and women’s teams bagged gold.

Three cheers to our sports stars for making us proud.

Featured image sources: Twitter, Ministry of Railways

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