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South Asian Games 2019: India tops medal tally with 178 medals

South Asian Games 2019: India tops medal tally with 178 medals

South Asian Games 2019: India’s medal tally is 178 medals, which includes 89 gold, 62 silver and 27 bronze medals.

Dec 7, 2019 14:15 IST

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South Asian Games 2019: India leads the medal tally at the 13th edition of South Asian Games (SAG) with 178 medals, which includes 89 gold, 62 silver and 27 bronze medals. The host nation Nepal stands second with 123 medals and Sri Lanka at third position with 144 medals.

India has continued its domination in the medal count by a wide margin, as the regional sporting event nears its conclusion. Indian athletes have displayed their best shows by clinching 49 medals comprising 23 golds, 20 silvers and 6 bronze on the 6th day of the games. 

Indian shuttlers also displayed a terrific performance at the games by bagging 8 medals in individual events including four gold medals, two silver and two bronze medals. India won gold in men’s and women’s singles badminton event and in the men’s doubles and mixed doubles event. India also won two gold medals in the men’s and women’s team events to finish at the top in the badminton medal standings.

In Table Tennis, India made a clean sweep with seven gold and five silver medals, winning the maximum medals on offer in the game. India claimed gold in both men’s and women’s singles event.

Medal Tally

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

India

89

62

27

178

Nepal

41

28

54

123

Sri Lanka

24

47

73

144

Pakistan

19

25

32

76

Bangladesh

4

18

52

74

Maldives

1

2

3

Bhutan

6

6

 

India’s medal tally-sports wise

Sport

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Athletics

12

18

9

39

Badminton

6

2

2

10

Cycling

2

1

2

5

Fencing

3

3

6

Kho-Kho

2

2

Shooting

11

6

2

19

Swimming

9

11

1

21

Table Tennis

7

5

12

Taekwondo

9

10

7

26

Tennis

2

2

Triathlon

2

2

1

5

Volleyball

2

2

Weightlifting

7

1

8

Wrestling

4

4

Wushu

11

3

3

17

South Asian Games 2019

The South Asian Games 2019 began on December 1, 2019 at Kathmandu in Nepal. The 13th edition of the games will conclude on December 10.

Different cities of Nepal are hosting the event including Kathmandu, Pokhara and Janakpur.

The South Asian Games 2019 official mascot is a pair of blackbucks. Blackbucks is an endangered specie, which are mostly found in the southern region of Nepal.

The 13th South Asian Games witnessed participation from seven South Asians including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Maldives.

Overall, a total of 2,715 athletes are competing in the event, which includes a total of 26 sports. Cricket returned to the games after a gap of eight years.

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